Cologne coach Peter Stoger is hoping to shock Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena on Friday.
Cologne and Hannover shared the spoils in an entertaining 1-1 draw on Saturday evening but the result does little for either.
Borussia Monchengladbach left it late to clinch a 1-0 win in the Rhineland derby against Cologne.
Paderborn stalled their slide towards the bottom three as they picked up a point from their trip to Cologne.
Cologne and Stuttgart drew a blank in their Bundesliga contest on Wednesday.
Borussia Dortmund slipped back to the bottom of the Bundesliga despite picking up a point in their goalless draw at Bayer Leverkusen.
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