Summary

  • Freiburg hoping to make home advantage tell.
  • Billy Goats eager to bound over latest rivals.
  • All eyes on Modeste as striker seeks to add to tally.

Their current form keeping them on course for a European place, 1. FC Köln will be keen to end the weekend on a high at SC Freiburg when the teams meet at the Schwarzwald-Stadion on Sunday (kick-off 17:30CET/16:30GMT).

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Freiburg will feel their impressive home record against Köln – against whom they are unbeaten in eleven encounters at the Schwarzwald-Stadion – should provide sufficient belief they can bridge the six-point gap between the teams. Despite suffering a 3-0 humbling at the hands of Borussia Mönchengladbach last time out, the Baden-Württemberg-based side boast wins in their last four games against the Billy Goats on home soil.

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Köln are enjoying their best Bundesliga campaign for 27 years and are brimming with confidence following back-to-back top-flight triumphs. Anthony Modeste’s 15 Bundesliga goals to date have kept the French marksman in the hunt for a possible Torjägerkanone triumph and the Billy Goats dreaming of a European spot come the end of the current campaign. Currently seventh in the standings, Peter Stöger’s charges are unbeaten in their last six games.

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Match Stats

  • Six of Freiburg's eight Bundesliga wins this season have come at home.
  • Freiburg failed to score for the first time in nine games in their Matchday 19 loss against Gladbach.
  • Streich and Stöger are the longest-serving head coaches in the current Bundesliga.
  • Köln have taken seven points from their first three games since the turn of the year, a feat they last achieved in 1992.
  • The Billy Goats last had 32 points after 19 games in the 1989/90 campaign.
  • Köln's Leonardo Bittencourt has scored four goals in five games against Freiburg, including one in the reverse fixture.

The Venue - Schwarzwald-Stadion