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Cologne vs Schalke Tips - Cologne to see off Schalke with BTTS

By Brad Newcomb
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06 Aug 2022
  • FC Cologne vs Schalke 04 Bundesliga match predictions
  • The fixture is being played at 16:30 BST on Sunday at the RheinEnergieStadion, Cologne
  • Cologne finished 7th in the Bundesliga standings last season
  • Can Schalke start their season with a victory?
  • Preview, tips, stats and team news
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FC Cologne vs Schalke 04 Predictions


Cologne host newly promoted Schalke on their opening day Bundesliga league fixture and will want to start with a victory in front of their fans, whilst Schalke will look to make it a winning return to the top flight. A BTTS victory is predicted for Cologne.
  • FC Cologne vs Schalke 04 Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • FC Cologne Form 
  • FC Cologne Team News & Injuries
  • Schalke 04 Form 
  • Schalke 04 Team News & Injuries

  • Cologne have lost 3 fixtures in a row(all competitions).
  • Cologne have scored 10 goals in 5 games(all competitions).
  • Cologne have conceded 7 goals in 5 matches(all competitions).
  • Cologne have won 2 of their last 3 home fixtures(Bundesliga).
  • Cologne have scored 7 goals in 5 home matches(Bundesliga).
  • Cologne have conceded 3 goals in 5 home games(Bundesliga). 
  • Schalke have won 4 fixtures in a row(all competitions).
  • Schalke have scored 13 goals in 5 matches(all competitions).
  • Schalke have conceded 8 goals in 5 games(all competitions).
  • Schalke have won 5 away fixtures in a row(all competitions).
  • Schalke have scored 16 goals in 5 away games(all competitions).
  • Schalke have scored 5 goals in 5 away matches(all competitions).

Head to Head


Cologne have a 40 to 28 win/ratio advantage against Schalke, with 22 draws in 90 matches in all competitions.

Cologne have beaten Schalke 29 times at their home stadium. 

FC Cologne Form 


Cologne were knocked out in round one of the DFB-Pokal 4-3 on penalties away to Jahn Regensburg last weekend after the score ended 2-2.

Cologne were down by two goals after 26 minutes but pulled one back two minutes later. They equalised in the 63rd minute but could not find the winner, resulting in a penalty shoot-out
against their lower-division opponents.

Their last five results across all competitions are two wins and three consecutive losses, scoring ten goals and conceding seven.

The Billy Goats had a difficult start to their previous season but pulled themselves up from towards the bottom of the league to qualify for the Europa Conference League.

Cologne finished 7th on the Bundesliga standings last season with 52 points from 34 matches, scoring 52 goals and conceding 49.

Their last five home results in the league are L, D, W, W, and L, hitting the back of the net seven times and letting three at the back.

Cologne have a convincing record against Schalke at home and will use that advantage to win their season opener and secure all three points.

FC Cologne Team News & Injuries


Coach Steffen Baumgart would have been disappointed with his team's early exit from the DFB-Pokal and might make a few changes to his starting lineup.

Forward Florian Dietz and midfielder Dimitrios Limnios are both out through injury.

Defender Timo Hübers is a doubtful starter as he is carrying a knock.

Schalke 04 Form 


Schalke crushed Bremer SV 5-0 away from home last weekend to advance to the second round of the DFB-Pokal. Four goals in the first half and one seven minutes before time sealed the win for Schalke.

Their last five results across all competitions are a loss and four successive victories, scoring 13 goals and letting in eight.

The Royal Blues won the 2. Bundesliga last season to return to the top flight after one season in the division below.

Schalke finished 1st on the 2. Bundesliga table with 65 points from 34 matches. They have netted 72 goals and conceded 44.

Their last five away results across all competitions are five consecutive victories, scoring 16 goals and conceding five.

After their recent emphatic victory, Schalke will start with confidence against Cologne, but they do not have a poor record at their stadium. 

Schalke 04 Team News & Injuries


New Schalke coach Frank Kramer will have been pleased with his team's convincing performance last weekend but will remind his squad not to get complacent.

Striker Simon Terodde is a doubtful starter as he has a muscular problem.
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Verdict

Cologne is tipped to bounce back after their recent shock loss with a BTTS win over Schalke.

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