Schalke vs Cologne Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 29/01/2023

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Schalke - Cologne

Germany Bundesliga I - VELTINS-Arena

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change

Schalke and Cologne go head-to-head for three points in the German Bundesliga on Sunday, January 29th. Cologne are favourites to pocket three points when they visit bottom club Schalke. Read our free predictions and find the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.

Today's Predictions for Schalke vs Cologne

Cologne took four points from the first six on offer since the mid-season break. Can Die Geißböcke maintain their form against the league’s worst outfit? Read our top predictions for this weekend’s fixture below.

Cologne to Win

Cologne have shown two sides to their character since the Bundesliga’s return and after a sparkling attacking display against Werder Bremen (7-1), they showcased a steely resolve in a 1-1 draw at league-leading Bayern Munich. A test against bottom club Schalke should be easier to navigate on paper on Sunday, however. The division’s worst outfit were beaten in each of their last two assignments, conceding a glut of goals along the way, and our first prediction backs Cologne to pile more misery on their hosts.

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Over 1.5 Cologne Goals

Schalke are rock bottom of the Bundesliga and the relegation favourites hold the division’s worst defensive record. Their backline has looked as brittle as always since the campaign’s resumption and Schalke shipped a staggering nine goals across their first 180 minutes back in the saddle. Cologne put three goals of their own past that ramshackle rearguard when the teams last met in August and they could be worth backing to net over 1.5 times again in this one.

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Top Betting Odds and Stats for Schalke vs Cologne

View our list of the top stats for Sunday’s clash below alongside a tool to help you choose the most attractive odds.

Head to Head

07/08/22

Germany Bundesliga I Germany

Cologne

Cologne

Schalke

Schalke

3

1

27/01/22

Europe Friendlies Europe

Cologne

Cologne

Schalke

Schalke

2

2

22/05/21

Germany Bundesliga I Germany

Cologne

Cologne

Schalke

Schalke

1

0

20/01/21

Germany Bundesliga I Germany

Schalke

Schalke

Cologne

Cologne

1

2

29/02/20

Germany Bundesliga I Germany

Cologne

Cologne

Schalke

Schalke

3

0

Last Five - Schalke

17/02/24

Germany Bundesliga II Germany

Wehen SV

Wehen SV

Schalke

Schalke

0

1

W

11/02/24

Germany Bundesliga II Germany

Holstein Kiel

Holstein Kiel

Schalke

Schalke

1

0

L

03/02/24

Germany Bundesliga II Germany

Eintracht Braunschweig

Eintracht Braunschweig

Schalke

Schalke

0

1

W

26/01/24

Germany Bundesliga II Germany

Kaiserslautern

Kaiserslautern

Schalke

Schalke

4

1

L

20/01/24

Germany Bundesliga II Germany

Hamburg

Hamburg

Schalke

Schalke

2

0

L

Last Five - Cologne

16/02/24

Germany Bundesliga I Germany

Werder Bremen

Werder Bremen

Cologne

Cologne

1

0

L

11/02/24

Germany Bundesliga I Germany

TSG Hoffenheim

TSG Hoffenheim

Cologne

Cologne

1

1

D

03/02/24

Germany Bundesliga I Germany

Eintracht Frankfurt

Eintracht Frankfurt

Cologne

Cologne

0

2

W

27/01/24

Germany Bundesliga I Germany

Wolfsburg

Wolfsburg

Cologne

Cologne

1

1

D

20/01/24

Germany Bundesliga I Germany

Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund

Cologne

Cologne

4

0

L

Let's take a closer look at the latest markets, odds and probability figures ahead of Sunday’s fixture between Schalke and Cologne below.

Schalke odds: 53/20 (3.65) – 27.4%

Draw odds: 27/10 (3.7) – 27%

Cologne odds: 51/50 (2.02) – 49.5%

Cologne have been priced as clear favourites to prevail this weekend, while over 3.5 goals carries odds of 39/20 (2.95) – 33.9%, which suggests a deluge of action is likely in Gelsenkirchen. Cologne can also be backed at 31/20 (2.55) – 39.2% to be leading at half time on Sunday.

Schalke vs Cologne Team News & Injuries

Read all of the latest injury updates and team news for Sunday’s Bundesliga fixture between Schalke and Cologne below.

Schalke

Schalke have a raft of injury worries at present, with Tom Krauß, Sebastian Polter, Justin Heekeren, Alex Kral, Thomas Ouwejan, Rodrigo Zalazar and Sepp van den Berg all currently out of contention. Schalke are already seven points from safety and a miraculous escape is required to stop them from being relegated.

Predicted Lineup for Schalke: Schwolow – Brunner, Yoshidda, Matriciani, Uronen – Latza – Kozuki, Krauß, Larsson, Bulter – Frey

Cologne

Kristian Pedersen, Luca Killian, Mark Uth, Florian Dietz and Sebastian Andersson are rubbing shoulders in the treatment room for Cologne at the moment. Cologne are currently sitting in tenth place in the Bundesliga and they came within a whisker of beating Bayern Munich on Tuesday evening.

Predicted Lineup for Cologne: Schwabe – Schmitz, Soldo, Chabot, Hector – Huseinbasic, Skhiri – Maina, Olesen, Kainz – Tigges

Player to Watch – Julian Chabot

Cologne centre-half Julian Chabot played like a man possessed against Bayern Munich on Tuesday and the 24-year-old made four tackles, three interceptions and completed a huge ten clearances to help Die Geißböcke to earn a point against the champions. The giant defender is enjoying a fine campaign on loan from Sampdoria in 2022/23.

Starting Lineups

Official lineups are usually released approximately one hour before kick-off.

Schalke

Schalke
4-2-3-1
1
Ralf Fahrmann
de
27
Cedric Brunner
ch
4
Maya Yoshida
jp
25
Moritz Jenz
de
18
Jere Uronen
fi
6
Tom Krauss
de
8
Danny Latza
de
38
Soichiro Kozuki
jp
11
Marius Bulter
de
20
Tim Skarke
de
9
Simon Terodde
de
Substitutes
37
Andreas Ivan
ro
13
Alexander Schwolow
de
35
Marcin Kaminski
pl
10
Rodrigo Zalazar Martinez
uy
24
Dominick Drexler
de
23
Mehmet-Can Aydin
de
41
Henning Matriciani
de
26
Michael Frey
ch
30
Alex Kral
cz

Cologne

Cologne
4-1-3-2
20
Marvin Schwabe
de
2
Benno Erik Schmitz
de
4
Timo Hubers
de
24
Julian Chabot
de
14
Jonas Hector
de
28
Ellyes Skhiri
tn
7
Dejan Ljubicic
at
47
Mathias Olesen
lu
11
Florian Kainz
at
37
Linton Maina
de
27
Davie Selke
de
Substitutes
6
Eric Martel
de
5
Nikola Soldo
hr
29
Jan Thielmann
de
1
Timo Horn
de
25
Tim Lemperle
de
23
Sargis Adamyan
am
17
Kingsley Schindler
de
21
Steffen Tigges
de
8
Denis Huseinbasic
de

Bundesliga Standings

Schalke vs Cologne Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions

Schalke vs Cologne prediction

Which bookmaker has the best odds for this game?

We recommend checking out the odds at Stake and 888Sport for Sunday’s game.

What time does this fixture kick off?

The game is scheduled to start at 14:30 BST.

Who are the current Bundesliga champions?

Bayern Munich are the current Bundesliga champions in Germany.


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Simon Winter is a professional football tipster and sports journalist with over ten years in the industry. Best known for his time with Racing Post, Simon has also had work published by Freesupertips, Bloomberg Sports, bet365, Paddy Power, Colossus Bets, These Football Times and more. Simon covers the Bundesliga and Serie A for Football Whispers.