2019-20 Bundesliga – Bayern Munich vs Koln Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Bayern Munich vs Koln kick off? Saturday 21st September, 2019 – 14:30 (UK)

Where is Bayern Munich vs Koln being played? Allianz Arena

What are the expected weather conditions for Bayern Munich vs Koln? Clear, 19c

What TV channel is Bayern Munich vs Koln on in the UK? BT Sport have the rights to German Bundesliga matches in the UK, so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Bayern Munich vs Koln in the UK? If televised, subscribers can stream the match live on the BT Sport website & app

Where can I get tickets for Bayern Munich vs Koln?

Bayern Munich – https://fcbayern.com/en/tickets

Koln – https://fc.de/fc-tickets/ticketnews/

What was the score in the last meeting between Bayern Munich & Koln? Koln 1-3 Bayern Munich

THE TEAM NEWS

BAYERN MUNICH

  • Bayern Munich had to settle for a point at leaders RB Leipzig last Saturday before starting their Champions League campaign with a 3-0 win at home to Crvena zvezda on Wednesday night.
  • Leon Goretzka and David Alaba will miss out again but coach Niko Kovac has no new injury worries following Wednesday's match, in which his side were rarely troubled.
  • Kovac made three changes against Crvena and there are likely to be one or two here, with Serge Gnabry and Jerome Boateng likely contenders to be recalled.

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Neuer; Pavard, Boateng, Sule, Hernandez; Thiago Alcantara, Kimmich; Gnabry, Philippe Coutinho, Coman; Lewandowski

Unavailable: Goretzka (Injured), Alaba (Injured)

Doubtful:

KOLN

  • Koln have lost three of their four Bundesliga games this season and they have not tasted victory in Munich since 2009.
  • Summer signing Birger Verstraete has been ruled out after suffering an injury against Borussia M'gladbach last time out so Marco Hoger is set to return to provide some much-needed Bundesliga nous in midfield.
  • Jorge Mere could also be recalled in the centre of defence, while Louis Schaub and Kingsley Schindler are battling for the right-wing berth.

Predicted line-up (4-4-2): Horn; Ehizibue, Czichos, Jorge Mere, Hector; Schaub, Skhiri, Hoger, Drexler; Modeste, Cordoba

Unavailable: Clemens (Injured), Verstraete (Injured)

Doubtful:

THE PREDICTION

Bayern frontman Lewandowski is bidding to score in each of the first five games of a Bundesliga season for the first time in his career. The prolific Pole will fancy his chances of achieving yet another record against Koln, against whom he has found the net nine times in 11 meetings.

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