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Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(11) 9 Goals 27 (28)
(9) 5 Assists 13 (15)
(6.6) 6.8 Average Ratings 6.9 (6.6)
24.5 Average Age 26
185.5 Average Height (cm) 184.5
(1) 0.9 Shots pg 1.2 (1)
(51%) 56% Aerial Duel Success 51% (50%)
(0.5) 0.6 Dribbles pg 0.7 (0.7)
(1.7) 1.5 Tackles pg 1.5 (1.7)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in 1. Bundesliga.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Jannes Horn Out 6.72
Marcel Risse Out 6.31
Jhon Córdoba Out 6.51
Dominic Maroh Out 7.24
Joao Queiros Out N/A
Leonardo Bittencourt Out 6.5
Player Reason Status Rating
Tobias Strobl Out N/A
László Bénes Out 6.47
Ibrahima Traoré Out 6.92
Fabian Johnson Out 6.51
Mamadou Doucouré Out N/A
Raúl Bobadilla Out 6.11
Raffael Doubtful 7.13

Team News

  • Manager Stefan Ruthenbeck has several players returning from injury after the winter break and could make some changes to his squad.
  • Jonas Hector could therefore make his comeback at right-back.
  • Winter signing Simon Terodde returned to Cologne this month and should start up front.
  • Denis Zakaria returns from suspension to start in central midfield.
  • If Raffael does not recover from muscular problems in time, Patrick Herrmann could start on the right wing, with Thorgan Hazard switching to the position up front.
  • Otherwise, manager Dieter Hecking is unlikely to make any unforced changes.

Prediction

  • Cologne picked up their first victory of the season in their final game before the winter break and face a nearly impossible task of avoiding relegation. They can only focus on their domestic campaign in the second half of the season, though, and might be able to get off to a better start with some players returing from injury.
  • Gladbach endured a mixed first half of the season, but currently occupy a top-6 spot. They have struggled with their balance and consistency so far and need to find their rhythm now to keep pace with the top-4.
  • Expect this "Rheinderby" to be a very intense and hard-fought game from the outset.
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