The Bundesliga makes its return this weekend. Koln will host Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday in the 13th game week of the German top-flight.
Koln drew 1-1 against Mainz away from home in their last game, with Salih Ozcan scoring the equalizer for the visitors early in the second half. They have now drawn the last three consecutive games of their last five.
Koln sit 12th in the league with 15 points from 12 games. With their last league win coming back in early October, they will be looking to get their season back on track on Saturday.
Borussia Monchengladbach have been on a good run lately. Since their famous 5-0 win over Bayern Munich in the DFB-Pokal, Die Borussen are unbeaten in their league assignments. They have won two of their last three games with a 4-0 dismantling of Greuther Furth being the most recent.
Borussia Monchengladbach sit ninth in the Bundesliga standings with 18 points. A win at the weekend will see them break into the European spots for the first time this season.
Koln vs Borussia Monchengladbach Head-to-Head
The game on Saturday will be the 30th meeting between the sides. The visitors have won 16 of their previous meetings while the home team have won seven times. There have been six draws between the sides.
Koln won 2-1 when the two sides last met in a Bundesliga game last season.
Koln Form Guide (Bundesliga): D-D-L-D-L
Borussia Monchengladbach Form Guide (Bundesliga): W-D-W-L-D
Koln vs Borussia Monchengladbach Team News
Anthony Modeste came off injured in the first half of Koln's last game but has since recovered from his injury and is back in full training. Ellyes Skhiri has also recovered from his injury but may not start the game. Jannes Horn played 45 minutes in an U-21 match after a lengthy injury layoff. This match might be too soon for him to be a part of.
Timo Horn is the only long-term absentee.
Injured: Timo Horn
Doubtful: Ellyes Skhiri, Jannes Horn
The visitors have a fairly lengthy list of injured players ahead of their game at the weekend. These players include Luis Jordan Beyer, Mamadou Doucoure, Nico Elvedi, Breel Embolo, Tony Jantschke, Stefan Laimer and Christoph Kramer
Injured: Louis Jordan Beyer, Mamadou Doucoure, Nico Elvedi, Breel Embolo, Tony Jantschke, Christoph Kramer, Stefan Laimer
Koln vs Borussia Monchengladbach Predicted XI
Koln Predicted XI (4-4-2): Marvin Schwabe; Jonas Hector, Luca Kilian, Rafael Czichos, Benno Schmitz; Dejan Ljubicic, Florian Kainz, Salih Ozcan, Ondrej Duda; Mark Uth, Sebastian Andersson
Borussia Monchengladbach Predicted XI (3-4-2-1): Yann Sommer; Matthias Ginter, Denis Zakaria, Ramy Bensebaini; Luca Netz, Jonas Hoffman, Kouadio Kone, Joe Scally; Lars Stindl, Marcus Thuram; Alassane Plea
Koln vs Borussia Monchengladbach Prediction
Koln are winless in their last five league games, drawing three of them and losing the other two. They have drawn six games in total this season, the joint-most in the division.
Borussia Monchengladbach are unbeaten in their last four games across all competitions and have lost just one of their last eight. All four of their losses this season have come away from home and they will be looking to fix that. The visitors should get the win come Saturday.
Prediction: Koln 1-2 Borussia Monchengladbach