FC Koln vs VfL Bochum: Fc Koln face relegation-threatened VfL Bochum in the German Bundesliga on March 10, 2023.
It is going to be a different match totally due to the fact that both teams have been poor this season in terms of getting results and winning matches.
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FC Koln was able to salvage a draw against Union Berlin in the Bundesliga, FC Koln were on top of the match with ten shots, four of which were on target, even though they had little ball possession.
Union Berlin played two shots on target from eight shots.
VfL Bochum, on the other hand, lost to Schalke 04 by 2-0 at the Vonovia Ruhrstadion. The first goal came in the 45th minute from VfL Bochum goalkeeper Manuel Riemann, who scored an own goal.
VfL Bochum No. 1’s goalkeeping was amateurish. Schalke 04’s striker scored the second goal of the match in the 79th minute to win the match.
The loss further placed VfL Bochum in the 18th position, with the board thinking about what to do next and whether the manager should stay or not.
VfL Bochum had all the possession but were not clinical enough in terms of scoring goals for the team.
FC Koln vs VfL Bochum Team News
FC Koln Sebastian Andersson, Florian Dietz, Luca Kilian, Mark Uth, Kristian Pedersen, Rijad Smajic, and Jan Thielmann are all out of the encounter against VfL Bochum.
The manager, Steffen Baumgart, is likely to start with the same starting lineup he used against Union Berlin.
VfL Bochum Paul Grave is suffering from a shoulder injury, Cristian Gamboa, Gerrit Holtmann, and Simon Zoller. Anthony Losilla will miss two matches after receiving a straight card.
FC Koln vs VfL Bochum Prediction
FC Koln are one of the strongest teams in the Bundesliga, and winning against VfL Bochum will surely be an easy one.
VfL Bochum may however get goals against its opponent, but winning the match will be difficult.
Prediction. FC Koln 3:2 Bochum
FC Koln vs VfL Bochum Probable Line Up
FC Koln Probable Line Up: Schwabe; Hector, Chabot, Hubers, Schmitz; Skhiri, Martel; Kainz, Ljubicic, Maina; Tigges.
VfL Bochum Probable Line Up: Riemann; Janko, Masovic, Schlotterback, Soares; Forster, Osterhage, Stoger; Asano, Hofmann, Antwi-Adjei.