The Bayer Leverkusen team will challenge the Koln team in a German Bundesliga Matchday 7 in BayArena Stadium, Leverkusen on Sunday, October 08, 2023. For streaming coverage of Bayer Leverkusen vs Koln, preview and how to watch it, see in this article.
Leverkusen will host Cologne at BayArena in Week 7 of the 2023/24 Bundesliga, Sunday (8/10) morning ET. This is a very important match for both teams, as Leverkusen will want to maintain top spot, while Cologne will try to get out of the relegation zone.
Leverkusen is the most surprising team in the Bundesliga this season. They continued their brilliant performance from the end of last season under the guidance of coach Xabi Alonso. After 6 matches, Leverkusen has collected 16 points, at the top of the standings, ahead of Stuttgart and Bayern. They also have the best attacking record with 21 goals, an average of 3.5 goals per game.
In the middle of last week, Leverkusen also extended their winning streak to 4 after beating Molde at home in the Europa League with a score of 3-1. Leverkusen’s goals were scored by Florian Wirtz, Moussa Diaby and Karim Bellarabi. This shows that Leverkusen has many choices of quality players on the front lines.
However, Leverkusen must also be aware of the physical and mental condition of their players. They have just had a busy schedule playing in two different competitions. Apart from that, they also have several injured players, such as Arthur, Noah Mbamba and Patrick Schick. This can affect the team’s balance and the coach’s strategy.
Cologne is second from bottom in the standings. They have just won 1 point from 6 matches. These points were obtained from a 1-1 draw at home to Frankfurt in the first week. After that, they lost in a row to Hoffenheim (0-2), Bremen (0-3), and Stuttgart (1-2). They also have the worst defensive record with 13 goals conceded, an average of 2.17 goals per game.
Cologne also experienced problems with the strength of its team. They lost several injured players, such as Eric Martel, Mathias Olesen and Jan Thielmann. This makes it difficult for coach Steffen Baumgart to determine the ideal line-up. He must also look for ways to increase his players’ motivation and confidence.
However, Cologne should not just give up. They still have hope to recover and get points at BayArena. They can take inspiration from their last away win against Leverkusen last May with a score of 2-1. Cologne’s goals at that time were scored by Sebastiaan Bornauw and Ondrej Duda.
According to former star Sebastian Kehl, Leverkusen is too strong in comparison because they have big advantages in terms of player quality, team performance and support from supporters. Meanwhile, Cologne must play very disciplined and efficiently if they want to avoid a crushing defeat.
Live Stream & How To Watch
Bayer Leverkusen vs Koln match at BayArena Stadium, Leverkusen can be watched live streaming. Bundesliga 2023/2024 Matchday 7 match broadcast on ESPN starting 09:30 ET.
|Match||Bayer Leverkusen vs. FC Köln|
|Match day||Matchday 7|
|Venue||BayArena Stadium, Leverkusen|
|Date||Sunday, October 08, 2023|
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- September 21, 2023 – Bayer Leverkusen [4 – 0] Häcken (UEFA Europa League)
- September 24, 2023 – Bayer Leverkusen [4 – 1] Heidenheim (Bundesliga)
- September 30, 2023 – Mainz [0 – 3] Bayer Leverkusen (Bundesliga)
- October 06, 2023 – Molde [1 – 2] Bayer Leverkusen (UEFA Europa League)
Koln – Last 5 Match Results
- September 03, 2023 – Eintracht Frankfurt [1 – 1] FC Cologne (Bundesliga)
- September 06, 2023 – Bergisch Gladbach [0 – 6] FC Cologne (Club Friendlies)
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- September 30, 2023 – FC Cologne [0 – 2] Stuttgart (Bundesliga)