Football lovers enjoy watching FC Köln play Union Berlin in this Bundesliga match. This game will start at 13:30 UTC on September 11, 2022.
Köln Vs Union Berlin Betting Tips
After tying Nice 1-1 in the Europa Conference League, Koln entered this match. At the Allianz Riviera, Steffen Tigges scored a goal for Koln. Union Berlin’s most recent match was a 1-0 loss at Alte Foersterei to Union Saint-Gilloise. Union Berlin had three shots on goal and five total corners in this Europa League game, but no one from Union Berlin managed to score.
When they most recently faced FC Koln, Union Berlin prevailed. Union Berlin prevailed 1-0 in this match at Alte Foerster.
In the previous seven meetings between FC Koln and Union Berlin, there had been one draw and six victories for Union Berlin. In these games, 2.57 goals have been recorded on average.
Prediction: Koln 2-1 Union Berlin
Köln vs Union Berlin
Date and Time: 11 Sep 2022, 13:30 UTC
Venue: Rhein Energie Stadion, Cologne, Germany
Köln vs Union Berlin Betting Odds
Köln vs Union Berlin Full-Time Score
Köln vs Union Berlin Both Teams To Score
Köln vs Union Berlin Total Goals 2.5 (Over/Under)
Although neither Cologne (W2, D3) nor Union Berlin (W3, D2) has suffered a loss in Bundesliga play so far this season, they both may falter with little rest after participating in Thursday night European matches.
Even though the evening was slightly marred by crowd disturbances, Cologne achieved the better European result of the two as they earned a 1-1 draw away from Nice. The most significant aspect is the travel time, which was far longer than what Union had to endure considering that they played at home against Royale Union SG and lost 1-0.
With victories over German Cup champions, Leipzig from the previous season and a draw against Bayern, who have won the Bundesliga ten times in a row, Union’s great start to the season has been no accident. Last Saturday, Koln overcame Wolfsburg 4-2 away from home after drawing three straight league games.
After falling behind to a goal from Lukas Nmecha in the first minute, Steffen Baumgart’s team dominated the entire match, scoring 18 goals. However, they gained a two-goal advantage thanks to Florian Kainz’s penalty on the verge of halftime, and they never looked like they would lose it after that.
In the meantime, they managed to hold Nice to a respectable 1-1 draw in the Europa Conference League on Thursday, giving them a good chance to advance from Group D, which includes Partizan and FC Slovacko.
Given that their upcoming opponents are also unbeaten, Baumgart will be aware that Sunday’s challenge against Union Berlin may be their most challenging season thus far. Still, he will feel sure of at least avoiding defeat once more.
Indeed, Union Berlin maintained their perfect record by holding Bayern Munich to a 1-1 tie last weekend at Stadion An der Alten Forsterei. Sheraldo Becker‘s brilliant volley gave the home team the lead in the 12th minute, tying his greatest Bundesliga goalscoring total in a season with five goals in five games. Still, Joshua Kimmich’s deflected shot tied the score three minutes later.
A draw was ultimately the most equitable result, with Urs Fischer’s team entering the weekend in a position to qualify for the Champions League after only missing out on a fourth place by one point the season before.
As a result, they instead qualified for the Europa League. However, their campaign began on Thursday with a disappointing 1-0 loss to Union Saint-Gilloise, and Sven Michel’s straight red card in stoppage time embodied the frustration of his teammates as a whole.
With the Bundesliga taking precedence for him and the team this season, Fischer hopes his team can put their European failure to the back of their thoughts and rebound in Cologne on Sunday.
Köln vs Union Berlin Team News
To prepare for a more winnable match against Slovacko the following time in the Europa League, Koln made no adjustments to his starting XI for the journey to Nice on Thursday. He may ask the same bunch of players to go again on Sunday.
Several injuries, including those to Julian Chabot, Benno Schmitz, Mathias Olesen, Dimitrios Limnios, Mark Uth, and Sebastian Andersson, are now impeding Baumgart’s ability to rotate.
Steffen Tigges made his club debut against Nice and will attempt to end his Bundesliga stag ineptitude on Saturday.
Possible starting lineup for FC Koln: Ljubicic, Skhiri, Thielmann, Duda, Kainz, Tigges, Schindler, Kilian, Hübers, Hector
- Union Berlin
Fischer made three substitutions against their Belgian opponents, yet he would still have been shocked by his team’s underwhelming play and outcome.
As a result, Jordan Siebatcheu is questionable after missing the previous two games due to a muscle strain. Morten Thorsby, Janik Haberer, and Julian Ryerson should be reinstated to the starting XI.
If Kevin Behrens cannot play, which would be a major blow to Union Berlin’s prospects of winning on the road, Becker will likely remain in the starting lineup beside him.
Ronnow, Jaeckel, Knoche, Trimmel, Khedira, Thorsby, Haberer, Leite, Ryerson; Becker, Behrens are potential starters for Union Berlin.
Köln vs Union Berlin Head-to-Head Stats
Teams FC Köln and Union Berlin have competed in 15 games thus far.
Six straight games were won by FC Köln. Seven games were won by Union Berlin. Two games were drawn. Both sides scored three goals per game on aggregate in direct matches.
In the real season, FC Köln averaged 3.06 goals per game. In 9 (90.00%) of the home games, there were total goals (team and opponent) beyond 1.5 goals In 7 (70.00%) of the 2022 season’s home games. There were total goals (team and opponent) beyond 2.5 goals.
In the 2022 season, Union Berlin averaged 1.81 goals per game. In 4 (80.00%) of the away games, there were more than 1.5 goals scored by both teams. In 4 (80.00%) of the road games, there were more than 2.5 goals scored by both teams combined.
Last Five Games For Köln
⚽ Nice 1 – 1 FC Cologne
On 8 September 2022, the match between Nice and FC Cologne ended in a draw.
⚽ Wolfsburg 2 – 4 FC Cologne
On 3 September 2022, in the match between FC Cologne and Wolfsburg, FC Cologne won by 2 points.
⚽ FC Cologne 0 – 0 Stuttgart
Again on 28 August 2022, the match between FC Cologne and Stuttgart ended in a draw.
⚽ Fehervar 0 – 3 FC Cologne
On 25 August 2022, in the match between Fehervar and FC Cologne, FC Cologne won by 3 points.
⚽ Eintracht Frankfurt 1 – 1 FC Cologne
On 21 August 2022, the match between FC Cologne and Eintracht Frankfurt ended in a draw.
Last Five Games For Union Berlin
⚽ Union Berlin 0 – 1 Union Saint-Gilloise
On September 8, 2022, in the match between Union Berlin and RealUnion Saint-Gilloise, Union Berlin lost by 1 point.
⚽ Union Berlin 1 – 1 Bayern Munich
On September 3, 2022, the match between Union Berlin and Bayern Munich ended in a draw.
⚽ Schalke 04 1 – 6 Union Berlin
On August 27, 2022, in the match between Schlake 04 and Union Berlin, Union Berlin won by a whopping 5 points.
⚽ Union Berlin 2 – 1 RB Leipzig
On 20 August 2022, in the match between Union Berlin and RB Leipzig, Union Berlin won by 1 point.
⚽ Mainz 0 – 0 Union Berlin
On August 14, 2022, the match between Mainz and Union Berlin ended in a draw.
Bundesliga Points Table
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