Bochum vs Koln Prediction 18.09.2022

Bochum

Bochum

1 : 1

FC Koln

FC Koln

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  • Competition: Germany - Bundesliga
  • Date: Sunday, 18th, September 2022
  • Kickoff: 16:30 UK/17.30 CET
  • Venue: Vonovia Ruhrstadion (Bochum)

The decision was not easy at all, but simply Bochum was forced to fire coach Thomas Reis along with his assistant Markus Gellhaus due to the disastrous start of the new Bundesliga campaign. Bochum players are rooted at the bottom of the table, after suffering six defeats from the same number of games played, so it's no wonder that many see them as the main candidates for moving to the second tier. Meanwhile, Koln started the new Bundesliga season impressively with 5 matches without defeat, but The Billy Goats failed to extend their unbeaten run as they suffered their first defeat of the season against Union Berlin last weekend. However, Koln regained their confidence in an express way, with a routine 4-2 triumph over Slovacko in mid-week in the second round of the UEFA Conference League.

Bochum vs Koln Betting Tips: Team2 to Win

In the last 15 head-to-head meetings between these teams, even seven were friendlies. Last season, Koln were a better rival with a narrow 2-1 home win, while the second leg ended in a 2-2 draw. Bochum's start of the season looks like Greuther Firth's from last term, even worse, given that Greuther took a point and conceded 16 goals, while Die Unabsteigbaren have no points with 18 conceded goals from the first six rounds. The advantage of the home field was not of great importance to Bochum, who suffered all three defeats so far, conceding an incredible 11 goals.

Meanwhile, Koln's away form was impressive so far this season, bearing in mind that The Billy Goats remaining undefeated in their opening three away games against top teams - RB Leipzig (2-2), Frankfurt (1-1), achieved a sensational 4-2 triumph over Wolfsburg last time. Bochum players have a lot of problems with scoring goals, but the same cannot be said for their Sunday's opponents, who scored 7 goals on the road. Koln looks much better than Bochum in every position, and we believe that The Billy Goats will take all the spoils from this week's visit.

Bochum vs FC Koln Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Bochum

    1 : 1

    FC Koln

    Bundesliga

  2. Bochum

    2 : 2

    FC Koln

    Bundesliga

  3. FC Koln

    2 : 1

    Bochum

    Bundesliga

  4. FC Koln

    2 : 0

    Bochum

    Club Friendlies 1

  5. FC Koln

    2 : 1

    Bochum

    Club Friendlies 1

Bochum

Bochum Team News

On Monday, Bochum fired coach Thomas Reis after three years as he started the Bundesliga season with six consecutive defeats, and U19 coach Heiko Butscher will take over the club on an interim basis.

Bochum will still be without Paul Grave, Dominique Heintz, Konstantinos Stafylidis, Jacek Goralski, and this four will be joined by Takuma Asano, who suffered a knee injury against Schalke last time.

Last matches of Bochum

  1. RB Leipzig

    4 : 0

    Bochum

    Bundesliga

  2. Bochum

    1 : 1

    FC Koln

    Bundesliga

  3. Schalke 04

    3 : 1

    Bochum

    Bundesliga

  4. Bochum

    0 : 2

    Werder Bremen

    Bundesliga

  5. SC Freiburg

    1 : 0

    Bochum

    Bundesliga

Bochum lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Manuel Riemann

Defenders

  • 2

    Cristian Gamboa

  • 14

    Tim Oermann

  • 20

    Ivan Ordets

  • 3

    Danilo Soares

Midfielders

  • 8

    Anthony Losilla

  • 6

    Patrick Osterhage

  • 9

    Simon Zoller

  • 7

    Kevin Stöger

  • 17

    Gerrit Holtmann

Forwards

  • 33

    Philipp Hofmann

FC Koln

Koln Team News

Centre-back Luca Jannis Kilian earned two yellow cards in the last round against Union Berlin, so the 23-year-old defender will be suspended for one Bundesliga match.

Koln, meanwhile, travel to Bochum without the services of Julian Chabot, Mathias Olesen, Dimitrios Limnios, Mark Uth and Sebastian Andersson, who are recovering from their injuries.

Last matches of FC Koln

  1. FC Koln

    3 : 2

    Borussia Dortmund

    Bundesliga

  2. Bochum

    1 : 1

    FC Koln

    Bundesliga

  3. FC Koln

    4 : 2

    Slovacko

    Europa Conference League

  4. FC Koln

    0 : 1

    FC Union Berlin

    Bundesliga

  5. OGC Nice

    1 : 1

    FC Koln

    Europa Conference League

FC Koln lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 20

    Marvin Schwäbe

Defenders

  • 2

    Benno Schmitz

  • 5

    Nikola Soldo

  • 4

    Timo Hübers

  • 14

    Jonas Hector

Midfielders

  • 7

    Dejan Ljubičić

  • 28

    Ellyes Skhiri

  • 29

    Jan Thielmann

  • 18

    Ondrej Duda

  • 11

    Florian Kainz

Forwards

  • 21

    Steffen Tigges

4 Reasons why we expect Koln to win

  1. Bochum has lost all six games from as many games in the new season.
  2. Bochum has lost all three home games with 11 goals conceded, with one scored.
  3. Koln remained undefeated in their opening three away matches (1-2-0).
  4. Koln has beaten Bochum in 2 of their last 3 clashes at the Vonovia Ruhrstadion.

Main prediction Bochum - FC Koln

FC Koln to win

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51% winrate

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5 wins in a row

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Bochum & FC Koln current standing in Bundesliga

Club P W D L
G - A
GD Pts
1 FC Union Berlin 8 5 2 1 15 - 6 +9 17
2 SC Freiburg 8 5 2 1 12 - 6 +6 17
3 FC Bayern München 8 4 3 1 23 - 6 +17 15
4 Borussia Dortmund 8 5 0 3 11 - 10 +1 15
5 TSG Hoffenheim 8 4 2 2 13 - 8 +5 14
6 Eintracht Frankfurt 8 4 2 2 16 - 13 +3 14
7 FC Köln 8 3 4 1 14 - 10 +4 13
8 Werder Bremen 8 3 3 2 18 - 13 +5 12
9 Borussia Mönchengladbach 8 3 3 2 11 - 10 +1 12
10 FC Augsburg 8 4 0 4 8 - 12 -4 12
11 RB Leipzig 8 3 2 3 13 - 12 +1 11
12 FSV Mainz 05 8 3 2 3 8 - 12 -4 11
13 VfL Wolfsburg 8 2 2 4 8 - 14 -6 8
14 Hertha BSC 8 1 4 3 8 - 10 -2 7
15 Schalke 04 8 1 3 4 10 - 17 -7 6
16 VfB Stuttgart 8 0 5 3 9 - 13 -4 5
17 Bayer 04 Leverkusen 8 1 2 5 9 - 16 -7 5
18 VfL Bochum 1848 8 0 1 7 5 - 23 -18 1

Bochum vs Koln - FAQ

? Where to watch?
The match between these teams will be broadcast on beIN Sports Connect, beIN Sports Max (Fra), DAZN Deutsch, Diema Sport 3, Eleven Sports (Por), Nova Sports (Hel), Sky Sports Football (UK/Irl), Sportsnet (Can), Viaplay (Den), Viaplay (Fin), Viaplay (Ned), Viaplay (Nor), Viaplay (Pol), Viaplay (Swe), V Sport Jaakiekko
? Who is Bochum's player to watch?
Simon Zoller has scored 3 of Bochum's 4 goals in the new Bundesliga season, so the 31-year-old striker should retain his place in the last third.
? Who is Koln's player to watch?
Florian Kainz proved to be the most valuable player. He scored 2 goals and added 3 assists and will be one of the main figures in the attack.