Koln take a trip to Red Bull Arena, where they’ll kick off the 2nd match of their 2022-23 Bundesliga campaign against Leipzig, one of the best teams in the league. Leipzig is currently looking for its first league win of the season having been held 1-1 by Stuttgart on the opening week.
Even though Leipzig lost 5-3 to Bayern Munich in a very exciting DFL-Supercup encounter a couple of weeks ago, Leipzig boss Domenico Tedesco would have been thrilled by his side’s offensive fluidity heading into their Bundesliga opener away to Stuttgart.
It all started with Christopher Nkunku picking up from where he left off last season, with the France forward ruthlessly firing the ball into the far corner to provide the visitors with an eighth-minute lead. However, after Naouirou Ahamada evened out the score for Stuttgart, Leipzig could not break their opponents down.
Now heading into this week’s match, Leipzig have been handed a major blow. Lukas Klostermann sustained a serious ankle injury during last week’s 1-1 draw at Stuttgart, which could keep the defender out for a number of weeks. Mohamed Simakan seems the natural replacement.
Looking at Koln and given their struggles in recent seasons, with only a relegation playoff the season that ended up saving them from a second relegation in four seasons, their recent 4-1 victory over Schalke 04is well received in the club.
Their upcoming match against Leipzig will almost certainly be a far harder test, and a better indication of where Koln can realistically aspire to finish this season, especially following last season’s top goalscorer Anthony Modeste’s sale to Borussia Dortmund.
Koln will travel without Dimitrios Limnios due to a knee injury, while Mark Uth remains doubtful with a thigh strain. After starting the season with a routine win, Baumgart is unlikely to make any changes to his side.
Leipzig vs Koln Game Information
- Date: 08/13/2022
- Time: 9:30 AM ET
- Location: Red Bull Arena (Leipzig)
- How to Watch Leipzig vs Koln: ESPN+
- Live Stream: Fubo.tv
Leipzig vs Koln Betting Lines
Leipzig is –235 according to our Vegas Bundesliga Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $42.55. On the other side, Koln is +650 according to the Vegas Bundesliga Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $650.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Leipzig at a 70.15% chance of winning the game, meanwhile, Koln has 13.33% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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