Probable Lineups


Probable Lineups Statistical Comparison

(90) 60 Goals 31 (46)
(67) 39 Assists 24 (31)
(6.8) 7 Average Ratings 6.7 (6.5)
26.9 Average Age 27.4
183.7 Average Height (cm) 185.2
(1.2) 1.4 Shots pg 0.9 (0.8)
(55%) 55% Aerial Duel Success 52% (52%)
(1.2) 1 Dribbles pg 0.4 (0.6)
(1.5) 1.2 Tackles pg 1.1 (1.3)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Bundesliga.

Missing Players

FC Koln
Player Reason Status Rating
Lucas Hernández Out 6.63
Bouna Sarr Out 5.99
Sadio Mané Out 6.86
Manuel Neuer Out 6.82
Noussair Mazraoui Out 6.86
Player Reason Status Rating
Luca Kilian Out 6.23
Sebastian Andersson Out N/A
Dimitrios Limnios Out 6.28
Mark Uth Out 6.06
Kristian Pedersen Out 6.38
Jan Thielmann Out 6.48
Florian Dietz Doubtful 6.3

Team News

FC Koln
  • Swiss international Yann Sommer made his debut between the sticks in Leipzig after captain Manuel Neuer broke his leg in a skiing accident.
  • Noussair Mazraoui is ruled out with a COVID-related heart problem. Lucas Hernández suffered an ACL injury during the World Cup opener for France and will not play again this season. Experienced Dutch international Daley Blind has been signed as cover until the end of the season.
  • Sadio Mane is eyeing a return from a tendon injury in time for Bayern's Champions League tie against PSG next month, while Bouna Sarr is still recovering from an operation on his patella tendon.
  • Davie Selke has joined from Bundesliga strugglers Hertha Berlin to boost striking options.
  • Defenders Luca Kilian and Kristian Pedersen are both ruled out for around six weeks with muscle injuries, while Jan Thielmann has a thigh problem.
  • Florian Dietz suffered an ACL injury and will be missing for several months, while Mark Uth will be out till March after a pelvic operation.
  • Dimitrio Limnios is still on the mend from an ACL injury, while Sebastian Andersson is on his way back from knee surgery.


  • Bayern began Bundesliga action in 2023 by grinding out a point in Leipzig to stretch their lead at the top to five points.
  • Koln picked up just a solitary point in their last five games of the year, but started 2023 with a serious bang by thrashing Bremen 7-1, scoring seven times in a Bundesliga game for the first time since 1983.
  • Bayern enjoy an advantage in terms of rest and recuperation after their Friday night outing under the floodlights and can nick the win on home soil here.

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