RB Leipzig and their title charge could get an almighty boost this weekend when they head to the RheinEnergieSTADION where Koln await them up in 12th after a positive run of form from Steffen Baumgart’s men since the World Cup.
Although still closer to the relegation zone than the top six, Koln head into this game unbeaten since action resumed in Germany and with eight goals on their record.
This run of form includes a sensational 7-1 win over Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga, as Stefan Tigges and Ellyes Skhiri bagged braces each. Linton Maina and Denis Huseinbasic made it 7-1 alongside and own goal.
Koln also managed to draw 1-1 with Bayern Munich two weeks back and were only stopped from collecting all three points thanks to a stunning long-range goal from Joshua Kimmich in the dying second. The club drew 0-0 with Schalke last time out.
As for Leipzig, they head into this one having also drawn 1-1 with Bayern, but beaten Schalke 6-1 as well. Further wins over Stuttgart in the Bundesliga and an easy victory over Hoffenheim in the DFB-Pokal has seriously reignited their season.
Marco Rose’s men now sit just two points behind Bayern at the top.