February 29, 2024 1:11 PM
Alex Lawes

Cologne vs Bayer Leverkusen Preview & Prediction | 2023-24 German Bundesliga

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When is Cologne vs Bayer Leverkusen on and what time does it start? Cologne vs Bayer Leverkusen will take place on Sunday 3rd March, 2024 – 14:30 (UK)

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The home team are missing some key men for the visit of the league leaders on Sunday afternoon. Cologne will be missing the likes of Luca Waldschmidt and Mark Uth, as well as Jonas Nickisch and youngsters, Elias Bakatukanda and Matthias Kobbing.

PREDICTED XI (4-2-3-1): Schwabe; Carstensen, Hubers, Chabot, Finkgrafe; Huseinbasic, Martel; Thielmann, Ljubicic, Kainz; Selke

UNAVAILABLE: Bakatukanda (Injured), Kobbing (Injured), Nickisch (Injured), Uth (Injured), Waldschmidt (Injured), Waschenbach (Injured)



Xabi Alonso remains without key striker, Nigerian international Victor Boniface who was signed from Bodo/Glimt last summer, but they have coped well with a very deep squad. They are also missing Brazilian defender, Arthur.

PREDICTED XI (3-4-2-1): Hradecky; Kossounou, Tah, Tapsoba; Frimpong, Andrich, Xhaka, Grimaldo; Adli, Wirtz; Iglesias

UNAVAILABLE: Arthur (Injured), Boniface (Injured)



During the German winter break, Cologne took the decision to replace Steffen Baumgart with Timo Schultz and they have been steadier. They held high-flying Stuttgart to a 1-1 draw last weekend and that means they have suffered just one loss in their last five matches. They now face a Bayer Leverkusen side that begin this weekend’s round of fixtures sitting eight points clear at the top-of-the-table. Xabi Alonso’s side have played 33 matches across all competitions so far this season and they have managed 29 wins with four draws, scoring 104 goals in the process. Cologne have improved but a Leverkusen win remains extremely likely.


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