Bayern Munich will try to bounce back from their loss to Cologne in their first friendly match of the pre-season as the second matchday kick-off this weekend. The reigning Bundesliga champions are currently adjusting to their new manager that led them to a poor form recently, while the away team of this match is enjoying their impressive form going into the new season. Follow us for more sports predictions.
Bayern Munich vs. Cologne
Allianz Arena, Munich
August 22, 2021, Sunday 11:30 PM (GMT+8)
Bayern will head to this match fresh from lifting the German Super Cup after defeating Borussia Dortmund 1-3. This win ended their winless preseason, losing to 3 friendly games, and drawing 2, including their opening match against Gladbach 1-1. They have won only 3 games in the last 9 matches across all competitions. Catch more of our exclusive and free betting tips and odds.
Meanwhile, Cologne will head to this match unbeaten in the last 9 games they played across all competitions, winning 7 and drawing 2 since their Bundesliga loss to Holstein Kiel 0-1 last season. They have won 3 of their last 4 away games, drawing 1 and scoring 10 in these matches. Cologne escaped relegation last season as they finished 16th of the table with 33 points, just two ahead of the relegated team.
Despite the poor start, Bayern are undefeated in their previous 27 league matches at home, in which they aim to maintain as they face Cologne, who have not beaten them when they have played them away from home in the last 9 league games. These two teams have met on several occasions, with Bayern winning 4 of the matches they played over the past 2 years, while Cologne won only once.
Bayern Munich 1.14 – Draw 8.20 – Cologne 15.00
FT.HDP – Bayern Munich 2.5
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