Augsburg travel to Köln on Saturday and could break a club record with an away win and three or more goals.
Two late goals against Kaiserslautern from returning players Mark Uth and Jan Thielmann could not stop Köln from crashing out of the DFB Pokal on Tuesday continuing their poor streak of cup failures in recent years.
In their last league game, failure to score against Leipzig in the 6-0 loss on Saturday meant they remained the lowest-scoring team in the league so far with only 7 goals.
Following defeat against Kaiserslautern in Betzenberg coach Steffen Baumgart said, “We have lost a game, one which you are not allowed to lose.” Despite this, a win could take Köln out of the bottom three dependent on results from the teams around them.
Jacob Christensen, and Phillip Pentke are unavaiable whilst Olesen is suspended following the Leipzig game. Jan Thielmann is expected to return to the Bundesliga squad on the bench but is still unable to start.
Sitting 10th in the league, Augsburg have been in high-scoring form and look to extend this scoring streak. Augsburg are close to making history with a three goal win against Köln being the first time they’ve scored three or more goals in three consecutive league wins since their promotion in 2011.
Augsburg ensured back-to-back wins with late goals falling in their favour to hold off Wolfsburg despite having 10 men due to a Felix Uduokhai red card.
A win on Saturday means Augsburg will have won 3 games in a row in the Bundesliga for the first time since February 2022. After his second league game in charge versus Wolfsburg, manager Jess Thorup stated, “It is unbelievable for me that so quickly after only two weeks we have won two games in a row.”
Felix Uduokhai is suspended following a red card and Arne Maier is out with an ankle injury. Reece Oxford is expected to miss the game with illness and Raphael Framberger is out with a knee injury. Both Kevin Mbabu and David Colina are doubtful too.