On Tuesday night, Bayern Munich and Koln clash at the Allianz Arena as the home side looks to stretch their lead at the top of the Bundesliga table.Bayern Munich form guide
The reigning champions are five points clear of Eintracht Frankfurt and Union Berlin in second and third, respectively, in the league. Another victory would put them one step closer to claiming the 11th straight title in the German top-flight.
Julian Nagelsmann’s team were held to a 1-1 draw by RB Leipzig in their first game after the break. The draw may have ended a six-game winning run in the league, but it extended the Bavarian's unbeaten in the German top-flight to nine games, seven of which have finished in wins.
Bayern have continued their recent strong home form in the Bundesliga, as they are unbeaten in 14 league matches, having recorded four wins.Koln form guide
After a five-game winless run in the Bundesliga before the break, the Billy Goats returned to league action with an incredible 7-1 weekend victory over Werder Bremen. The visitors are just five points clear of the relegation play-off spot, so the victory was welcome.
One of the main reasons that Koln was on a poor recent run of form is that they have been poor defensively, as they have conceded at least two goals in seven of their last nine matches.
Koln has struggled on their travels in the Bundesliga, having won just one of their last nine away games in the German top flight. They have also suffered four straight away defeats in the league.Latest team news
Bayern Munich looks set to be without Manuel Neuer, Noussair Mazraoui, Lucas Hernandez and Sadio Mane through injuries. However, Bouna Sarr could make his return from injury.
Koln have some major injury problems, as Ellyes Skhiri, Mark Uth, Kristian Pedersen, Luca Kilian, Jan Thielmann, Sebastian Andersson, and Florian Dietz could all miss out through injury.What am I backing?
The home win looks like the obvious tip. However, I am backing over 2.5 goals in this game, as both teams are involved in high-scoring games, which should justify my selection.