FC Cologne vs Greuther Furth prediction, preview, team news and more
The Bundesliga returns this weekend and will see FC Cologne host Greuther Furth on Friday.
FC Cologne drew 1-1 with Eintracht Frankfurt away in their last league game. Ellyes Skhiri put the visitors ahead early in the first half before Eintracht Frankfurt equalized just before the break.
FC Cologne’s draw with Eintracht Frankfurt was Billy Goats’ third straight 1-1 draw in the Bundesliga. They sit seventh in the standings with nine points in six games and will be looking for their first win in more than a month when they play on Friday.
Greuther Furth is playing in the German top flight for the first time since the 2012-13 season. The newly promoted squad haven’t had a fairytale comeback as they are winless in all competitions this season.
Greuther Furth was beaten 3-1 at home by defending champions Bayern Munich in their last league game. They occupy the bottom of the Bundesliga with just one point in six games so far.
FC Cologne vs Greuther Furth Head to Head
There have only been four meetings between FC Cologne and Greuther Furth in the past. FC Cologne are unbeaten in all four games, drawing in the first two and winning the last two.
The two sides last met in 2. Bundesliga in 2019. FC Cologne won the away game 4-0 thanks to a hat-trick from Jhon Cordoba and a home goal from Daniel Steininger.
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FC Cologne vs Greuther Furth Team news
Luca Kilian was injured in the first half against Eintracht Frankfurt and is expected to miss Friday’s game. He joins Tim Lemperle and Jannes Horn on the injured list for the hosts.
Injured: Tim Lemperle, Jannes Horn, Luca Kilian
Gideon Jung, Robin Kehr and Jessic Ngankam are all unavailable due to injuries and will miss Friday’s game.
Injured: Gideon Jung, Robin Kehr, Jessic Ngankam
FC Cologne vs Greuther Furth Predicts XI
FC Cologne Predicts XI (4-4-2): Tim Horn; Jonas Hector, Rafael Czichos, Jorge Mere, Benno Schmitz; Ellyes Skhiri, Florian Kainz, Dejan Ljubicic, Ondrej Duda; Mark Uth, Anthony Modeste
Greuther Furth Predicts XI (4-3-1-2): Sascha Burchert; Jetro Willems, Nick Viergever, Maximilian Bauer, Marco Meyerhofer; Sebastian Griesbeck, Paul Seguin, Julian Green; Havard Nielsen, Branimir Hrgota, CÃ©dric Itten
Prediction FC Cologne vs Greuther FÃ¼rth
FC Cologne have lost just one game in all competitions this campaign, but have not achieved any wins in their last three games, with back-to-back draws 1-1.
Greuther Furth, meanwhile, is winless in all competitions this campaign and is on a four-game losing streak. The hosts should be able to secure a victory over the new Bundesliga boys.
Prediction: FC Cologne 2-1 Greuther FÃ¼rth