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Bundesliga

Augsburg seek traction in Cologne

FC Augsburg head to 1. FC Köln on Saturday (kick-off 15:30CET/14:30GMT) looking to build on their two-match unbeaten run and continue their climb up the table.

History

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Top facts

    Köln have gone four games without losing (one win, three draws) and can now equal their record under Peter Stöger of five games unbeaten (achieved in April/May 2015).After the 4-0 win in Stuttgart, Augsburg kept a clean sheet for the second game running against Wolfsburg for the first time this season.Köln already have 20 points on the board: more than they have had at this stage of the season in all but one of the last 15 campaigns (in 2000/01, they had 21).The Billy Goats already have one point more than they had in the whole of the first half of last season.Augsburg would equal a club record of three games in a row without conceding if they come away with another clean sheet.Köln's Anthony Modeste has not scored in seven matches, with only defender Dominic Maroh on target in that period of time.There have not been as few goals in any other stadium in the Bundesliga this season than the nine scored in the RheinEnergieStadion; the last two have ended goalless.

Possible line-ups

Köln: Horn - Risse, Maroh, Heintz, Hector - Lehmann (c), Vogt - Osako, Bittencourt, Gerhardt - Modeste

Augsburg: Hitz - Verhaegh (c), Callsen-Bracker, Klavan, Max - Baier - Esswein, Kohr, Koo, Caiuby - Bobadilla

Absentees: Hong (fitness), Parker (fitness), Werner (pelvic injury)