Preview & Picks: Koln vs Wolfsburg 8/26/2023

Preview & Picks: Koln vs Wolfsburg 8/26/2023

August 25, 2023



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On Saturday, FC Koln will face Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga, hoping to avenge their opening day loss to Borussia Dortmund. Meanwhile, the visitors defeated the newly-promoted Heidenheim by a score of 2-0.


After finishing in seventh place in Steffen Baumgart’s first season as head coach and earning a spot in the Europa Conference League, Koln will be looking to rebound from last season’s 11th-place finish and return to the top half of the table.


The Billy Goats had two five-match losing streaks in the league due to injuries, one before and one after the winter World Cup, but they were never in danger of relegation and ended up nine points above of the lowest three teams.


Even though Baumgart will have his sights set on much larger things after keeping his position over the summer, survival is always Koln’s top priority, having suffered five relegations down to the second division since the turn of the century alone.


With barely two minutes left in regulation time, his squad appeared like they were going to grab an impressive draw away to Dortmund in last Saturday’s evening kickoff, limiting BVB to just one shot on goal. However, Donyell Malen snatched all three points for his team.



In front of their home fans at RheinEnergieStadion, Koln will be eager to get a win this weekend against Wolfsburg after winning only one of their final seven games last season.


However, after a 2-0 victory over Heidenheim on Saturday afternoon, Niko Kovac’s team will head to Cologne full of confidence. The Wolves were never truly threatened by the Bundesliga’s

newest rookies.


The Wolves were content to soak up their opponents’ possession after Jonas Wind scored twice in the first 27 minutes, holding them to a single shot on target for the rest of the match.


After a heartbreaking loss to Hertha Berlin at home on the final day of the season effectively eliminated them from European qualification, Kovac will be motivated to make amends in his second season at the helm.


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Koln vs Wolfsburg Game Information


  • Date: 08/26/2023
  • Time: 09:30 AM ET
  • Location: RheinEnergieStadion (Köln).
  • How to Watch Koln vs Wolfsburg : ESPN+
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