FC Cologne vs Werder Bremen Preview

 FC Cologne vs Werder Bremen

Competition – German Bundesliga

Stadium – RheinEnergieStadion

Date: 5th May 2017

Kick-off time – 19:30 GMT+1

Live in-play betting – bet365

FC Koln will be hoping to get back to winning ways by getting all three points against this red hot Werder Bremen team.

FC Koln have been dismal recently.   They have won only 1 of their last 6 games, losing 3 and drawing the other 2.

They are currently on a run of 4 games without a win, and have drawn their last 2 league games.

They are currently eight in the league table, 3 points adrift of their opponent who are currently 6th and in the last European spot in the league table.

They have won just 2 of their last 6 home games, and they gotten only one point from their last 2 home games.

Werder Bremen are one of the hottest teams in Europe right now.

They have won 5 of their last 6 league games, drawing the other game.

This form has seen them rise to the 6th and they currently occupy the final European position in the German league table.

Just one point separates them from 5th placed Hertha Berlin so a win here will see them leapfrog Hertha.

Their away form is equally impressive – they have not lost any of their last 6 away games, wining four and drawing two of those fixtures.

They have scored at least 2 goals in their last 3 away matches.

Possible starting XI:

Cologne: Horn – Klütner, Sörensen, Subotic, Heintz – Jojic, Lehmann, Hector – Bittencourt, Modeste, Rausch

Coach: Peter Stöger

Absentees: Risse (knee)

Werder Bremen: Wiedwald – Moisander, Veljkovic, Sane – Selassie, Delaney, M. Eggestein, Junuzovic, Bauer – Bartels, Kruse

Coach: Alexander Nouri

Absentees: Hajrovic (knee), Caldirola (foot), Fritz (ankle)

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

 
1. FC Köln last 5 matches (most recent first):
29/04/17 (a)Borussia Dortmund 0-0 D
21/04/17 (h)TSG Hoffenheim 1-1 D
15/04/17 (a)FC Augsburg 2-1 L
08/04/17 (h)Borussia Mönchengladbach 2-3 L
04/04/17 (h)Eintracht Frankfurt 1-0 W
 
Werder Bremen last 5 matches (most recent first):
29/04/17 (h)Hertha BSC 2-0 W
22/04/17 (a)FC Ingolstadt 2-4 W
16/04/17 (h)Hamburger SV 2-1 W
07/04/17 (a)Eintracht Frankfurt 2-2 D
04/04/17 (h)FC Schalke 04 3-0 W

Last time they met: Werder Bremen 1-1 1. FC Köln

Other fixtures taking place this week in the German Bundesliga:

German Bundesliga Table

# Team MP W D L F A G P
1 Borussia Dortmund 9 6 2 1 25 7 +18 20
2 Bayern München 9 6 2 1 22 7 +15 20
3 RB Leipzig 9 6 1 2 16 10 +6 19
4 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 9 4 4 1 16 11 +5 16
5 Schalke 04 9 5 1 3 12 9 +3 16
6 Hannover 96 9 4 3 2 10 7 +3 15
7 Eintracht Frankfurt 9 4 2 3 10 9 +1 14
8 Borussia Mönchengladbach 9 4 2 3 13 17 -4 14
9 Bayer 04 Leverkusen 9 3 3 3 20 14 +6 12
10 Augsburg 1907 9 3 3 3 12 10 +2 12
11 Hertha BSC 9 2 4 3 9 11 -2 10
12 1. FSV Mainz 05 9 3 1 5 10 15 -5 10
13 Stuttgart 9 3 1 5 6 11 -5 10
14 Wolfsburg 9 1 6 2 9 12 -3 9
15 SC Freiburg 9 1 5 3 6 17 -11 8
16 Hamburger SV 9 2 1 6 6 15 -9 7
17 Werder Bremen 9 0 5 4 3 9 -6 5
18 1. FC Köln 9 0 2 7 3 17 -14 2

German Bundesliga Results

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