Being the first game back from the international break, Bayern will wish that they are able to continue their unbeaten season with a win on Friday.
Köln, however, have had a comparatively poor start to the season amassing only a single win.
With the worst goal tally out of all Bundesliga clubs, Köln will hope to improve on Friday by putting a few in Manuel Neuer's net.
Looking at the Bundesliga table, Köln can potentially get themselves off the bottom two by the end of the match week with any positive result.
• Team News
1. FC Köln
Backup goalkeeper Philipp Pentke is out with a knee injury and defensive midfielder Jacob Christensen is a doubt due to his knee problems.
Tarek Buchmann is out with a thigh injury and central defender Matthijs de Ligt is out with a knee injury. Attacking midfielder Jamal Musiala is a doubt with a hamstring problem and will most likely only return versus Copenhagen or in the Bundesliga match versus Union Berlin at the earliest.
• Likely line-ups
Schwäbe; Carstensen, Hübers, Chabot, Heintz; Ljubičić, Martel; Waldschmidt, Kainz (c), Maina, Selke
Neuer(c); Mazraoui, Upamecano, Kim; Davies, Kimmich, Goretkza, Sané, Müller; Coman, Kane
• Key Players
Seeming to enjoy playing against Köln, Sané has three goal involvements in his last four appearances against the Billy Goats including two assists in the reverse fixture in 2022.
With his fine dribbling technique and his ability get in behind defences Sané will cause multiple problems for Köln's defence.
Sané also has the unique ability to drop a shoulder and to cut inside which allows him to find the bottom corner regularly.
• Marvin Schwäbe
Marvin Schwäbe was a stand out player in Köln's last game away against Bochum.
He prevented Bochum from capitalising on their 3.56 xG by keeping the score level in the 1-1 draw.
With eight saves during the game, Schwäbe was the sole reason Köln managed to take a point into the international break.
Despite the calibre of his performances, Schwäbe has failed to keep a clean sheet so far this Bundesliga season despite his best efforts in multiple games.
It will no doubt be tough for Schwäbe against Bayern but he will be key in keeping the score down and perhaps giving Köln a chance to stay in the game.
Marvin Schwäbe has saved 39 shots this season which puts him as the goalkeeper with the seventh highest numbers of shots saved in the entire Bundesliga.
• Match details
Where is the match being played?
The Friday evening clash is being played at the RheinEnergieStadion in Köln.
What time is kick-off?
Kick-off in Köln is at 19:30 (GMT).
How can I watch?
Viewers in the UK can watch the match on Sky Sports Mix via their TV or the Sky Sports App/website. Alternatively, the game is set to be available for viewers who want to watch for free on the official Sky Sports Football YouTube channel.