Leverkusen vs Cologne prediction, odds and betting tips 08/10/2023

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08/10/23 - 14:30

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Bayer Leverkusen - Cologne

Germany Bundesliga I - BayArena

7th Round

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

Leverkusen and Cologne go head-to-head at the BayArena in the Bundesliga on Sunday, October 8th. League leaders Bayer Leverkusen are favourites to collect three points at Cologne’s expense this weekend. Read our Bundesliga predictions and betting tips along with the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.

Today's Predictions for Leverkusen vs Cologne

In-form Bayer Leverkusen need a victory to retain top spot in the Bundesliga when they host Cologne. Read our top Leverkusen vs Cologne predictions for this weekend’s fixture.

Bayer Leverkusen -1.0 Goal Handicap

  • Bayer Leverkusen have hit 20 goals in six Bundesliga fixtures this season.
  • Leverkusen have covered a one goal handicap in four of their last five league games.
  • Cologne have lost five of their first six Bundesliga matches of the campaign.
  • Cologne have scored a measly four goals in six league tests this term.

Bayer Leverkusen to Win Both Halves

  • Bayer Leverkusen have won five and drawn one of their six league games this season.
  • Leverkusen have won 100% of their three league matches on home soil.
  • Cologne have collected one point from the first 18 on offer since the summer.
  • Bayer have won eight of their nine competitive fixtures this term.

Top Betting Odds and Stats for Leverkusen vs Cologne

View our table of key stats for Sunday’s match featuring Leverkusen vs Cologne below alongside a top tool to help you choose the best odds. Check out our dedicated page via the link to see more of our football betting tips.

Head to Head

09/11/22

Germany Bundesliga I Germany

Cologne

Cologne

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

1

2

13/03/22

Germany Bundesliga I Germany

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

Cologne

Cologne

0

1

24/10/21

Germany Bundesliga I Germany

Cologne

Cologne

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

2

2

17/04/21

Germany Bundesliga I Germany

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

Cologne

Cologne

3

0

16/12/20

Germany Bundesliga I Germany

Cologne

Cologne

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

0

4

Last Five - Bayer Leverkusen

17/02/24

Germany Bundesliga I Germany

Heidenheim

Heidenheim

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

1

2

W

10/02/24

Germany Bundesliga I Germany

Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

0

3

W

06/02/24

Germany DFB Pokal POK

VfB Stuttgart

VfB Stuttgart

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

2

3

W

03/02/24

Germany Bundesliga I Germany

Darmstadt

Darmstadt

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

0

2

W

27/01/24

Germany Bundesliga I Germany

Borussia M'gladbach

Borussia M'gladbach

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

0

0

D

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, Leverkusen – Cologne odds and probability figures ahead of Sunday’s contest below.

Leverkusen odds: 7/20 (1.35) – 74.1%

Draw odds: 4/1 (5.00) – 20%

Cologne odds: 36/5 (8.20) – 12.2%

The probability of a Leverkusen victory this weekend has been set at 74.1% by the bookmakers which makes the hosts the expected winners on Sunday by a wedge. Backing the hosts to hold a lead by the interval in the half time market meanwhile, could be an option to consider at 4/5 (1.80). That outcome has an implied probability of 55.6%. A 3-0 victory in favour of Leverkusen is available to clock at 15/2 (8.50) in the correct score market on Sunday.

Leverkusen vs Cologne Team News & Injuries

Read all of the latest injury updates, Leverkusen vs Cologne lineups and team news for Sunday’s Bundesliga tussle below.

Leverkusen

Arthur, Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Patrik Schick are in the treatment room for Bayer Leverkusen. Die Werkself enjoyed a comfortable 3-0 win at Mainz in their last league fixture.

Predicted Lineup for Leverkusen: Hradecky – Kossounou, Tah, Tapsoba – Frimpong, Palacios, Xhaka, Grimaldo – Wirtz, Hofmann, Boniface

Cologne

Cologne will be without the services of Linton Maina, Benno Schmitz, Eric Martel and Jan Thielmann at the moment. Luca Waldschmidt is also a doubt with illness.

Predicted Lineup for Cologne: Schwabe – Carstensen, Hubers, Chabot, Paqarda – Huseinbasic, Ljubicic, Kainz, Maina – Tigges, Selke

Player to Watch – Álex Grimaldo

Álex Grimaldo is a new face at Leverkusen and the Spanish fullback has brought genuine class to Bayer’s left flank since his arrival. The 28-year-old has already chipped in with two goals and two assists in the Bundesliga, and Grimaldo’s thrust could be a feature of Sunday’s game.

Starting Lineups

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

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen
3-4-2-1
1
Lukas Hradecky
fi
6
Odilon Kossounou
ci
4
Jonathan Tah
de
12
Edmond Tapsoba
bf
30
Jeremie Frimpong
nl
25
Exequiel Palacios
ar
34
Granit Xhaka
ch
20
Alex Grimaldo
es
10
Florian Wirtz
de
7
Jonas Hofmann
de
22
Victor Boniface
ng
Substitutes
19
Nathan Tella
gb
17
Matej Kovar
cz
2
Josip Stanisic
hr
11
Nadiem Amiri
de
3
Piero Hincapie
ec
8
Robert Andrich
de
21
Amine Adli
fr
23
Adam Hlozek
cz
32
Gustavo Puerta
co

Cologne

Cologne
4-1-3-2
1
Marvin Schwabe
de
18
Rasmus Cartstensen
dk
4
Timo Hubers
de
24
Julian Chabot
de
17
Leart Paqarada
xk
7
Dejan Ljubicic
at
6
Eric Martel
de
40
Faride Alidou
de
8
Denis Huseinbasic
de
11
Florian Kainz
at
27
Davie Selke
de
Substitutes
42
Damion Downs
de
47
Mathias Olesen
lu
15
Luca Kilian
de
21
Steffen Tigges
de
19
Dimitris Limnios
gr
3
Dominique Heintz
de
23
Sargis Adamyan
am
20
Philipp Pentke
de
35
Max Finkgrafe
de

Leverkusen vs Cologne prediction


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