1.FC Köln vs Greuther Fürth Preview 01/10/2021
The German Bundesliga action begins on Friday night this weekend with a meeting between 1.FC Köln and Greuther Fürth.
The game will take place at the Rhein Energie Stadion and the hosts come into the weekend in 7th place on 9 points while the visitors are bottom of the table with only 1 point to their name.
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— 1. FC Cologne (@fckoeln_en) September 28, 2021
1.FC Köln return to the Rhein Energie Stadion having picked up a point away from home at Eintracht Frankfurt last weekend.
1.FC Köln opened the scoring after only 14 minutes but could not hold on to their advantage until half-time and Eintracht Frankfurt got the equaliser just before the interval. Neither team could score the winning goal in the second half.
That result means 1.FC Köln are undefeated in their last 4 Bundesliga matches. They defeated Bochum 2-1 at home but have since struggled to win games, drawing each of the next 3 league games.
In addition to the recent draw at Eintracht Frankfurt, 1.FC Köln were held at home to a 1-1 draw by RB Leipzig and away at Freiburg.
Trends show both teams have scored in each of 1.FC Köln’s last 8 fixtures in all competitions. They have been struggling to keep clean sheets and 1.FC Köln have conceded in each of their last 9 matches, including all 6 of their Bundesliga games this season.
Greuther Fürth won promotion last season and have been finding life difficult in the German topflight. As highlighted above, they have managed to pick up just a single point so far this season from their 6 league games, and that came in a 1-1 draw at home against Armenia Bielefeld.
Each of their other 5 matches have ended in defeat and Greuther Fürth started the season in the worst possible fashion as they lost 5-1 at Stuttgart.
They have lost each of their last 4 Bundesliga matches, with defeats coming at home against Wolfsburg and Bayern Munich plus away at Mainz and Hertha Berlin.
Much like their opponents, Greuther Fürth have been struggling to keep clean sheets and they have conceded in all 6 of their Bundesliga games this season. Greuther Fürth have conceded 2 or more goals in 5 of their 6 matches and there have been over 2.5 goals scored in each of their last 7 away fixtures.
Team news and 1.FC Köln will be without the injured trio of Niklas Hauptmann, Tim Lemperle, and Jannes-Kilian Horn.
Greuther Fürth have a couple of players unavailable for this game, with both Gideon Jung and Jessic Ngankam on the treatment table.
Considering the defensive record of the two teams this season, we expect to see both teams scoring and over 2.5 goals in this game. Greuther Fürth have been poor on their return to the Bundesliga and 1.FC Köln should take maximum points.
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