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FC Cologne take on Schalke 04 in the Bundesliga on Sunday, August 7th. Schalke mark their return to the top flight against Die Geißböcke at the RheinEnergieStadion. Read our free predictions and find the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.

FC Cologne vs Schalke 04 – Free Betting Tips & Predictions

Schalke are back in the Bundesliga and they start their new campaign with trip to play FC Cologne on Sunday. Read our top predictions for this weekend’s fixture below.

FC Cologne to Win

FC Cologne are aiming to emulate or even better last season’s impressive 7th-place finish and they look ready to kick start their latest campaign with a victory over Schalke. The visitors are back in the Bundesliga after just a single year in the second tier, though there has been an enormous turnover of players in the summer and it could take their bunch of new recruits time to get. FC Cologne are already a cohesive unit and they are priced generously to prevail at the RheinEnergieStadion.

Under 2.5 Goals

FC Cologne lost just four times in 17 Bundesliga fixtures on home soil last season, but even though they were reliable in terms of results, they were far from prolific. They notched 27 times in their home fixtures overall, which made them just the 10th-highest scorers for that metric. 70% of their final ten home assignments of the campaign produced under 2.5 goals and we’re tipping that pattern to continue when Schalke visit on Sunday.

Top Betting Odds and Stats for FC Cologne vs Schalke 04

Check out our collection of the best stats for Sunday’s match below alongside a tool to help you choose the best odds.

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FC Cologne vs Schalke 04 Team News & Injuries

Read all of the injury updates and team news for Sunday’s Bundesliga meeting between FC Cologne and Schalke 04 below.

FC Cologne Predicted Lineup

Timo Hubers, Mark Uth and Anthony Modeste are all set to miss Sunday's game for Cologne, though Sebastian Andersson should recover from illness in time to play a part. Die Geißböcke lost Salih Ozcan to Dortmund in the summer, though Sargis Adamyan and Steffen Tigges look like interesting recruits.

Predicted Lineup for FC Cologne: Schwabe – Schmitz, Kilian, Chabot, Hector – Duda, Skhiri, Ljubicic, Schindler, Kainz – Andersson

Schalke 04 Predicted Lineup

Simon Terodde is Schalke's only injury concern at present and the attacker should be back before Septmeber. Schalke beat Bremer 5-0 in the DFB Pokal last time out and most of the players that featured in that win should start again on Sunday.

Predicted Lineup for Schalke 04: Schwolow – Brunner, Yoshida, Kaminski, Ouwejan – Zalazar, Krauss, Kral, Mohr – Drexler, Polter

FC Cologne vs Schalke 04 Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions

FC Cologne vs Schalke prediction

Who is FC Cologne’s manager?

Steffen Baumgart is in the hotseat at FC Cologne having joined the club last summer.

What time does this fixture kick off?

The game is scheduled to start at 16:30 BST.

Where will Sunday’s game be played?

The RheinEnergieStadion will host FC Cologne vs Schalke 04 on Sunday.

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