Koln Vs Bayern Munich Betting Tip: Koln +1.75AH – 15 January 2022

Billy Goats can ruffle some Bavarian feathers?

Florian Kainz / Köln ©IMAGO / Chai v.d. Laage 15.01.2022

GermanyFC Koln Vs Bayern MunichGermany

Saturday, 15 January 2022 – 14:30 (GMT)
German Bundesliga
Pick: FC Koln +1.75 Asian Handicap
Odds: 17/20
Bookmaker: Bet365
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 12 January 2022)

Preview: Not since December 2019 has Bayern Munich incurred back-to-back league defeats, but after last week’s shock reverse at home to Borussia Monchengladbach, are the reigning German champions set for further misery in Cologne against this in-form FC Koln?

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FC Koln – Billy Goats targeting fourth straight league victory?

For perennial Bundesliga strugglers Koln, this season has easily exceeded even their wildest expectations thus far. A 3-1 victory from their latest outing, becoming the first team since early October to win away to Hertha Berlin, has seen them rise to sixth in the standings where they are within a couple points of fourth-place Freiburg and the Champions League places. They’ll do well to push on, though.

The Billy Goats haven’t taken so much as a point off the record champions, Bayern Munich, in eight previous attempts while their most recent head-to-head triumph dates back nearly ten years. Yet they enter this latest duel in inspired form, seeking their fourth consecutive Bundesliga victory having lost one of nine (W5 D3 L1) league outings in front of their supporters at RheinEnergieStadion in Cologne.

Key Stat: Just one of the nine teams to have visited FC Koln’s RheinEnergieStadium in 2021-22 could prevent the hosts from scoring. The Billy Goats have notched two or more goals in six such matches so far this season, including versus fifth-placed Leverkusen and seventh-placed Union Berlin (both 2-2 draws).


Anthony Modeste Anytime Scorer



Bayern Munich – Will Nagelsmann avoid successive Bundesliga defeats?

Robert Lewandowski’s opener in last week’s Allianz Arena meeting with Monchengladbach took the prolific Pole on to 20 Bundesliga goals for the season – three more than his closest pursuer – and meant Bayern have scored in each one of their previous 65 league games. It didn’t prevent them from suffering a surprise 2-1 loss, though, nor their lead at the top being cut down to a mere six points.

That defeat brought to an end a run of five straight league wins for Nagelsmann’s side, whose lead could be as little as three points come kick-off time in Cologne. However, we should probably expect a strong response from the champions. Die Rotten boast the best Bundesliga away record this term (W6 D1 L1), averaging more than three goals a game on their travels having netted 3+ in six of eight such fixtures.

Key Stat: With 27 goals in just 8 Bundesliga away games this season (3.38 per game), Bayern Munich are actually faring better in front of goal than back home in Munich. Die Rotten have scored at least three times in six of eight away league games this term.

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FC Koln Vs Bayern Munich Betting Advice

Those watching on and hoping Bayern Munich slip up for the second successive round (primarily those of a Dortmund persuasion) should probably prepare themselves for the worst. The record champions invariably respond positively to a setback in the league, going on to win the very next fixture after a defeat on all six previous instances of this happening since the beginning of the 2020/21 campaign.


FC Koln Vs Bayern Munich – Key Facts:

  • Since their last victory against Bayern Munich, which was a 3-2 success in Cologne in February 2011, Koln have lost 14 of 15 Bundesliga encounters between the sides.
  • Koln have only been beaten the once in eight Bundesliga home games so far this term (W5 D3 L1), but are facing a Bayern team with the best away record in the league (W6 D1 L1).
  • Anthony Modeste has scored in his last three league appearances for Koln, who won all three of these contests. Furthermore, FC Augsburg are the only visiting team to prevent the hosts from scoring in Colonge this season.


Further compounding the notion that Bayern do indeed make a swift return to winning ways is their record against upcoming opponents FC Koln, winning the last nine meetings. However, the Billy Goats are enjoying an outstanding season and are riding high in sixth, two points off Champions League football, while their W5 D3 L1 record in Cologne suggests some resistance is at least forthcoming.

Best Betting Odds – FC Koln Vs Bayern Munich

FC Koln – 7/1 (WilliamHill)
Draw – 9/2 (PaddyPower)
Bayern Munich – 4/11 (BetFred)