The best and worst team in the 2017/2018 German Bundesliga will face each other on Wednesday, December 13th. At the Allianz Arena in Munich, Bayern hosts the Cologne. Scheduled to start at 17:30 (Brasília time), the clash is part of the schedule of the sixteenth round of the Bundesliga.
The recent performance of Bayern Munich
By defeating Frankfurt away from home on Saturday, December 9, Bayern increased their lead lead. He reached 35 points (11 wins, two draws and two losses). He opened front of eight in the comparison with Leipzig, who finished the day 15 in the vice-leadership.
At home, he’s undefeated. It was six wins and one draw with 22 goals scored and four conceded. Not only is the principal who has scored so far in the Bundesliga as he has the best attack and the least leaked defense.
The positive news landscape, which includes eight wins in the last ten games, has another plus point on Monday, Dec. 11. Despite finishing in the second place of his group in the Champions League, he will face Turkey’s Besiktas in the last 16 of the competition. He is considered the biggest favorite to win the place in the quarterfinals.
This opens up veteran coach Jupp Heynckes to repeat the feat when he took command of the club the previous time. He left Bayern after winning the triple crown: Champions League, German Cup and Bundesliga.
To try to maintain the advantage in the German Bundesliga, the coach should have to administer some absences due to medical reasons. They are in treatment of injury the goalkeeper Manuel Neuer (three games in edition 2017/2018 of the Bundesliga); defenders Juan Bernat (two games, no goal) and Marco Friedl (one game, no goal); and Thiago Alcântara (nine games, one goal) and Arjen Robben (11 matches, three goals).
The current form of Koln
In a desperate situation, the Cologne can not wait for the German Championship to be paralyzed. The tournament is discontinued at the end of the year due to the strong winter in the country and only comes back at the end of January. This is the only hope of a reaction that can avoid a scenario that becomes more real with each round: the relegation to the Second Division.
Of the 45 points disputed until now, the team managed to add only three. It is the only team that has not yet won the Bundesliga. It’s in the flashlight of the tournament. The difference for Hamburg, 15th placed and first out of the sticking zone, already reaches 12 points. He has the worst attack (nine goals) and the most leaked defense (31 goals) of the tournament. To make matters worse, he was eliminated from the Europa League in the first phase.
Anyway, only what feeds the hopes of the fans is the possibility of the team to leave in search of reinforcements in the window of transference of January to try a reaction that surely would enter the history.
But by then, there are still some games to keep. To face Bayern, in addition to the wide, general and unrestrained low spirits that have taken over the club, coach Stefan Ruthenberg has a gigantic list of athletes handed over to the medical department. Defender Jonas Hector (three matches in the 2017/2018 German Championship without a goal), Dominic Maroh (six games without a goal), Jorge Mere (four games without a goal) and João Queirós (without performances) ; Leonardo Bittencourt (12 games, no goal), Marco Hoger (five games, no goal) and Marcel Risse (four games, no goal); and attackers John Cordoba (eight games, no goal) and Simon Zoller (nine games, scoreless).
History of the bouts between Bayern Munich and Koln
Bayern defend an undefeated eight-game series against Koln. It was seven wins and a draw in the period.
It is highly unlikely that the Koln will pass the entire German league without winning. You will eventually be able to defeat someone. However, Bayern Munich did not appear to be the team with the first victim profile. The Bavarian team is solid, current at home and has a cast full of options. It is, thus, the best guess option with a price of 1.08 in Rivalo. Tie pays 11.00 per real invested.Koln, of course, is the biggest underdog in the round with a price of 22.00.