- Sven Ulreich could return from a muscular problem to replace Tom Starke in goal.
- Mats Hummels suffered from illness at the weekend and could be forced to sit out a further game, with Jérôme Boateng and Niklas Süle starting at centre-back again.
- Rafinha could get a chance at right-back if manager Jupp Heynckes decides to give Joshua Kimmich a break.
- After Javi Martínez and Arturo Vidal started last time out, Sebastian Rudy and Corentin Tolisso could rotate back in this time, with Robert Lewandowski also expected to return up front.
- Interim manager Stefan Ruthenbeck continues to with serious injury concerns and does not have many options for changes.
- Christian Clemens provides a further option on the flanks.
- Yuya Osaka returns from a one-match ban to start up front.
Bayernhavescored at least 2 goals in their last 8 home matches (Bundesliga).
FC Colognehavefailed to win their last 15 away matches (Bundesliga).
Bayernhavewon 7 of their last 8 matches against FC Cologne in all competitions.
Bayernhave been winning at both half time and full time in 6 of their last 7 matches against FC Cologne in all competitions.
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 7 of Bayern‘s last 8 home games (Bundesliga).
FC Colognehaveconceded at least 2 goals in 5 of their last 6 matches (Bundesliga).
- Bayern won 1-0 in a difficult game at Frankfurt on Saturday and hope to have more chances on the attack again at home. They have only dropped two league points at the Allianz Arena all season and will rotate again to field a fresh side here.
- Köln managed to bottle a 3-0 lead in interim manager Stefan Ruthenbeck’s debut on Sunday to lose a must-win home game against Freiburg 4-3. They sit 12 points off the relegation play-off spot now and need a miracle to still avoid going down.
- Expect Bayern to dominate this game from the outset.