Bundesliga Action at Vonovia Ruhrstadion – Bochum face FC Köln

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Bochum at home against Cologne – Sunday – 5:30pm GMT – Vonovia Ruhrstadion.

Seventh placed Cologne will travel to Vonovia Ruhrstadion, hopeful of rampage, as they face eighteenth placed Bochum.

Bochum require a positive result, as FC Köln go to Vonovia Ruhrstadion

With a win in their previous game, (3-1) against Schalke, Bochum will likely be in a positive frame of mind.

Also, Bochum will be hopeful of shaking off the poor form that has seen them lose six meetings this Bundesliga season. Their position is eighteenth in the League and they have no points, that is, 0W, 6L and 0D having lost six games.

Playing at home, Bochum have lost three fixtures.

Heiko Butscher will be forced to make changes to the plans for his squad, as injury or illness has depleted him of two of his Bochum players.

FC Köln have so far accrued nine points in this season of the Bundesliga

If Cologne’s season is to maintain on track, they must put their recent poor form to an end in this game. In their last two outings, they lost 0-1 at Union Berlin and 2-4 at Wolfsburg.

Also, a draw statistic of three in five matches is not all bad, but unfortunately will not bring the success Steffen Baumgart’s men wishes for ultimately. With nine points, they currently sit seventh in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 2 wins, 1 losses and 3 draws having won two fixtures, drawn three matches, and lost one game.

Cologne have won one game and drawn two meetings of their three League matches on the road this season.

A victory for FC Köln would put them on 12 points.

Good Attacking Performance

Cologne have a good scoring record this season, with 10 netted so far (9 from open play and one penalty). Their stand out attacking players have been Florian Kainz (2), Timo Hubers (1), and Dejan Ljubicic (1). Cologne have conceded seven goals.

Cologne are missing six players through injury or illness. This will affect Steffen Baumgart’s selection choices significantly.

Bochum v FC Köln – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Cologne with a greater number of wins. In the last 32 meetings, they have enjoyed 17 victories, to Bochum’s 10 wins. Further, Cologne have been hugely successful away to Bochum of late, winning 12 matches times in the last eight. The last time both teams met in this competition was January 2022 and the score line ended up with a 2-2 draw.

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