Bayer 04 Leverkusen v FC Köln Predictions » Matchday 26

Bundesliga Matchday 26 Betting Tips

In the first fixture on Sunday for Matchday 26 of the 2021/22 Bundesliga season, Bayer 04 Leverkusen will take on FC Köln at BayArena for a derby clash between the North Rhine-Westphalia neighbours. Leverkusen has shown solid form since the winter-break to stay in command of 3rd position.

Köln has been on a bit of a rough patch lately which keeps it on 8th spot in the league-table for now.

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Previous Bundesliga Matches between Bayer 04 Leverkusen v FC Köln

Date Result
24-10-2021 Köln 2-2 Bayer Leverkusen
17-04-2021 Bayer Leverkusen 3-0 Köln
16-12-2020 Köln 0-4 Bayer Leverkusen 
17-06-2020 Bayer Leverkusen 3-1 Köln
14-12-2019 Köln 2-0 Bayer Leverkusen

Bundesliga Matchday 26 Betting Predictions – Bayer 04 Leverkusen Stats

What are Bayer 04 Leverkusen Odds against FC Köln ?

Zodiac Bet Football Odds: 1.57

What was Bayer 04 Leverkusen Performance on the last 5 Bundesliga matches ?

Form Guide: W W L W D

Bundesliga Matchday 26 Betting Tips – Bayer 04 Leverkusen

After securing a thoroughly respectable draw away to champions last week, Gerardo Seoane should revert to the tried and tested 4-2-3-1 formation.

Bundesliga Skipper Lukáš Hrdécký has been ever-present between the posts for Leverkusen this season with Jonathan Tah and Piero Hincapié as the first-choice centre-back partnership. Jeremie Frimpong has been another vital cog on the right-side of the defence with Mitchel Bakker in the left-back position.

But Leverkusen is rather leaky at the back and has injury-absentees further up the pitch.

Both Robert Andrich and Kerem Demirbay are unavailable therefore Charles Aránguiz and Exquiel Palacios might deputise for the pair in central-midfield.

Leverkusen has been one of the great entertainers with Moussa Diaby operating down one flank and Amine Adli on the other and Florian Wirtz in the no.10 role.

Patrik Schick is ruled out so Lucas Alario may get a rare start in his stead.

Bayer 04 Leverkusen Best Players

  • Jonathan Tah
  • Moussa Diaby
  • Florian Wirtz

Bayer 04 Leverkusen Top Scorer

Patrik Schick – 20 Goals

Bayer 04 Leverkusen Expected Line-Up Against FC Köln

  • Lukáš Hrdécký
  • Jonathan Tah
  • Piero Hincapié
  • Jeremie Frimpong
  • Mitchel Bakker
  • Charles Aránguiz
  • Exequiel Palacios
  • Moussa Diaby
  • Amine Adli
  • Florian Wirtz
  • Lucas Alario

Bundesliga Matchday 26 Betting Predictions -FC Köln Stats

Team Analysis: FC Köln

What are FC Köln Odds against Bayer 04 Leverkusen ?

Zodiac Bet Football Odds: 4.80

What wasFC Köln Performance on the last 5 Bundesliga matches ?

Form Guide: W L W D L

Bundesliga Matchday 26 Betting Tips – FC Köln

Having taken just 11 points from 8 fixtures this year, Köln has lost track from the strong momentum that it had gathered by last December.

Steffen Baumgart might choose to line his team up in the 4-2-3-1 system for this match with Marvin Schwäbe as his first-choice in goal. Timo Hübers is likely to be sidelined with Covid so Luca Kilian and Julian Chabot should be the two central-defenders.

Meanwhile, Benno Schmitz will continue in the right-back position with Jonas Hector returning to the left side of the defence.
Salih Özcan and Ellyes Skhiri will probably be the defensive-midfielders in the centre of the park.

Florian Kainz will feature on the left-wing with Dejan Ljubici on the right.

Mark Uth will start as an attacking-midfielder behind their talisman centre-forward Anthony Modeste although Köln has not done a particularly dependable job as an offensive-unit so far.

FC Köln Best Players

  • Benno Schmitz
  • Jonas Hector
  • Florian Kainz

FC Köln Top Scorer

Anthony Modeste – 15 Goals

FC Köln Expected Line-Up Against Hertha BSC

  • Marvin Schwäbe
  • Luca Kilian
  • Julian Chabot
  • Benno Schmitz
  • Jonas Hector
  • Salih Özcan
  • Ellyes Skhiri
  • Dejan Ljubicic
  • Florian Kainz
  • Mark Uth
  • Anthony Modeste

Bundesliga Matchday 26 Professional Betting Tips

Match Result & Total Goals: Leverkusen & Over 2.5

Bundesliga Betting Tips – Bayer Leverkusen has picked up 5 wins from its last 7 home-games, scoring at least goals in 6 of those matches. Köln has only 2 victories in 12 league-matches on the road even though it has opened its account in the previous 7 away-games.

Half with Most Goals: 2nd Half

Bundesliga Betting Tips – Bayer Leverkusen has scored 13 times in the 2nd half of its past 6 homes but has also shipped in 6 goals in this period. Köln has conceded 17 goals in the 2nd half of its previous 12 away-matches but also managed to score 8 times in this period.

Total Goals: Over 3.5

Bundesliga Betting Tips – Despite scoring 2 or more goals in 9 of its previous 11 Bundesliga matches, Leverkusen has only kept 1 clean-sheet in this time. On the other hand, Köln has scored 10 times during its last 5 league-matches on the road.

Bayer 04 Leverkusen v FC Köln Bundesliga Tips

Both Halves Over 1.5 Goals: Yes at 3.68 on Zodiac Bet
2nd Half Result & Both Teams to Score: Leverkusen & Yes at 6.25 on Zodiac Bet

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Bayer 04 Leverkusen v FC Köln Prediction

This derby encounter promises plenty of goals but with home-advantage in its favour Leverkusen should get the better of Köln quite comfortably.

Bayer Leverkusen 4-2 Köln at 29.0 on Zodiac Bet