Reigning Bundesliga Champ Unbeaten at Home
Prior to the start of the season, soccer lines heavily favored Bayern Munich to win the Bundesliga title again. Nothing has changed, but the reigning champ isn’t having a walk in the park like in previous campaigns. It drew in the last fixture and now will face Koln, a team that scored five goals in the first half of its previous match and fighting to get back in the top six race.
Let’s check the latest Bundesliga news, stats, injury reports, and Bundesliga lines for Bayern vs Cologne. We’ve got plenty of Bundesliga picks for you to consider.
Bayern Munich: Dangerous Trio
With Robert Lewandowski out of the picture -he signed for Barcelona last offseason- Bayern Munich needed to find a solution for the attacking unit. They quickly signed Sadio Mane, but the team knew that wouldn’t be enough. In the end, it decided to trust Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, which was a good call after the Cameroonian scored seven goals.
Last Friday, Choupo-Moting scored Bayern’s only goal against RB Leipzig in a back-and-forth match that ended 1-1. I hope you wagered on the draw, as we advised you. The reigning champ won possession, as usual, with 60%, but that wasn’t enough for it to score a second goal.
Besides Choupo-Moting, there are Jamal Musiala and Serge Gnabry. Musiala is the team’s top scorer with nine goals, while Gnabry has scored eight. The three of them have scored more goals than seven teams in total. No wonder Bayern is the top-scoring team in the league with 50 goals and why it dominates the Las Vegas odds thanks to a -500 price.
Not having lost a single game at Allianz Arena also has a lot to do with it. Bayern is 5-2-0 at home after scoring in all seven games, finishing with a clean sheet three times.
Koln: Highly Motivated
Koln scored five goals in its last match. The Billy Goats defeated Werder Bremen 7-1, with Linton Maina, Steffen Tigges, Ellyes Skhiri, Denis Huseinbasic and Marco Friedl as the scorers.
Prior to that, they defeated Lommel 5-0 and Hamburg 4-0, so I think it’s safe to say that the break for the 2022 World Cup suited them very well. The team needs to keep the momentum going because it currently sits in 11th place with 20 points, only five more than Stuttgart, the team sitting in 16th place, aka the relegation zone.
Koln’s road record isn’t the best, 1-3-4, but it managed to draw against Frankfurt (second place) and RB Leipzig (fifth place). Its lone victory was against Wolfsburg (seventh place), the only team that won its last five games. In other words, it seems that Koln really gets inspired when facing a powerhouse.
If all of the above wasn’t enough for you to consider including the visitors in your soccer picks, maybe this is: They’re offering a +1100 price for daring bettors.
Bayern vs Cologne Head-to-Head
- Previous Matches: 103
- Bayern Munich Victories: 55 (221 goals)
- Koln Victories: 25 (133 goals)
- Draws: 23
Last season, Bayern Munich defeated Koln twice. Curiously enough, the game at Allianz Arena was much more disputed than the one at Rhein Energie. Bayern won 3-2 at home, with Serge Gnabry as Man of the Match after scoring a brace. Later, Lewandowski led it to a 4-0 victory with a hat-trick.
The total has gone over in eight of the last 10 meetings between these two. Plus, both scored in four of the last five.
Bayern vs Cologne Match Information
- Match: Bayern vs Cologne
- Date/Time: Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2:30 p.m. ET
- Location: Allianz Arena, Munich
- Bayern vs Cologne Live stream: fubo.tv
Bayern vs Cologne Betting Lines
Bayern vs Cologne Picks and Prediction
Koln will put up a good fight, no doubt about it, but it won’t be enough to pull off the stunner. Bayern Munich’s depth is uncanny, and we can’t forget that it’s on a 14-match unbeaten run. The visitors will score, just like they did in three of their last five visits to Allianz Arena, but again, the betting online favorites will end up meeting expectations and return to the winning column.
The Munich are listed at -500 in our Vegas Bundesliga lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Munich, you have a chance to win $20. The Koln are +1100, offering a chance to win $1100 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Munich an 83.33% chance to win, with Koln at 8.33%.