A Bundesliga match between VfL Bochum and FC Cologne is sure to be exciting for football fans. The game will start at 15:30 UTC on September 18, 2022.
VfL Bochum Vs FC Köln Betting Tips
Bundesliga opponents Bochum and Köln squared off on September 18, 2022. The final score of the previous match was Bochum 0–2 Köln. Based on our information, these two clubs have met 12 times during the last few seasons.
Bochum has prevailed in three past 12 games, while Köln has won six. Between them, three games have resulted in draws. Bochum is performing poorly at home, while Köln is doing okay away from home.
In previous meetings between Bochum and Köln, there were 2.75 goals scored on average, and BTTS occurred 67% of the time.
Bochum has averaged 0 points per home match in the Bundesliga, while Köln has averaged 1.67 points per game away from home. We think it will be difficult for VfL Bochum to score against this Cologne team, who we think should score and maintain their lead.
Therefore, when the referee blows for full-time, we anticipate a very close game, with Cologne winning 0-1 in the final score. It ought to be intriguing.
Prediction: Bochum 0 – 1 Köln
VfL Bochum vs FC Köln
Date and Time: 18 Sep 2022, 15:30 UTC
Venue: Vonovia Ruhrstadion, Bochum, Germany
VfL Bochum vs FC Köln Betting Odds
VfL Bochum vs FC Köln Full-Time Score
VfL Bochum vs FC Köln Both Teams To Score
VfL Bochum vs FC Köln Total Goals 2.5 (Over/Under)
After losing to Schalke 3-1 in their previous matchup in Bundesliga 1, VfL Bochum won’t want a repetition of that performance today.
VfL Bochum enjoyed 56% of the possession in that game, and 2 of 10 shot attempts were successful. Philipp Hofmann (51′) and Erhan Maovi (73′ Own Goal) scored goals for VfL Bochum. Eight of the 20 goal attempts that Schalke 04 made were successful. Sebastian Polter (96′) and Dominick Drexler (38′) scored goals for Schalke.
The VfL Bochum back line needs to work harder, as evidenced by their recent results. VfL Bochum has given up 18 goals in their last six games, which is an unacceptable record. But this pattern won’t necessarily continue into the following game.
Pre-game data for VfL Bochum reveal:
- have lost their last two league games against Cologne without picking up a victory.
- have not recorded a home victory in their last three league games.
Cologne and its traveling supporters will be hoping for a better outcome in this one after a losing performance in their most recent Bundesliga 1 contest against Union Berlin.
Cologne had 53% of the possession in that game and made eight efforts on goal, scoring on three. Timo Hübers (3′ Own Goal) was the winner for Cologne. Union Berlin, on the other hand, made 12 attempts at goal, with 3 of them being successful.
Throughout their last six games, Cologne has averaged 1.5 goals per game, with Steffen Baumgart’s club scoring nine times.
Considering the pre-game information, Cologne:
- have faced VfL Bochum away from home twice in league games and have not lost to them either.
- are undefeated in their last three league away games.
VfL Bochum vs FC Köln Team News
- VfL Bochum
Thomas Reis, the goalkeeper for VfL Bochum, will be without Paul Grave (shoulder injury), Jacek Goralski (muscle injury), Dominique Heintz (muscular issues), Takuma Asano (ruptured Intra articular ligament in the knee), and Konstantinos Stafylidis (muscular issues).
In our opinion, Manuel Riemann, Cristian Gamboa, Erhan Masovic, V. Lampropoulos, Danilo Soares, Simon Zoller, Anthony Losilla, Philipp Forster, Gerrit Holtmann, Philipp Hofmann, and Kevin Stöger will line up for Bochum in a 4-4-2 formation.
- FC Köln
There are no specific fitness concerns for Cologne manager Steffen Baumgart going into this match because he has a fully healthy roster to choose from.
Marvin Schwabe, Kristian Pedersen, Nikola Soldo, Timo Hübers, Jonas Hector, Eric Martel, Ellyes Skhiri, Benno Schmitz, Linton Maina, Florian Kainz, and Florian Dietz are likely to play for Köln in a 4-2-3-1 configuration, in our opinion.
VfL Bochum vs FC Köln Head-to-Head Stats
A comparison of their previous head-to-head matches, dating back to November 10, 2013, reveals that VfL Bochum won two and Cologne won three, with one match ending in a draw. During this time, the two teams combined for 19 goals, with eight coming from Bochum and 11 from Köln. That equals 3.17 goals per game on average.
The last league meeting between these clubs occurred on Bundesliga 1 Match Day 20 on 22 January 2022, with VfL Bochum defeating Cologne 2-2. VfL Bochum had 54% of the possession on that specific day, and 7 of its 17 shots were successful. The goals were scored by Takuma Asano (70′) and Gerrit Holtmann (25′).
Cologne made 8 goal attempts, and 3 of them were successful. Timo Hübers scored at 36 seconds, and Anthony Modeste scored at 45. Matthias Jöllenbeck officiated the game.
Last Five Games For VfL Bochum
Bochum is ranked 18th in the 1. Bundesliga standings. The last match between Schalke 04 and me ended with a 3:1 Schalke 04 victory.
Simon Zoller leads all scorers for Bochum with five goals, followed by Silvere Ganvoula M’boussy with four, Takuma Asano with four, Kevin Stoeger with two, Philipp Hofmann with two, Tarsis Bonga with two, Gerrit Holtmann with one, Anthony Losilla with one, Ivan Ordec with one, and Eduard Loewen with one.
Twenty-five goals were scored in 18 matches, averaging 1.39 goals per match. Three ties and six wins were the final results. Nine mistakes. Over 2.5 goals were scored in over 50% of games (Over 2.5).
The total goals scored in 88.89% of games was higher than 1.5 goals (Over 1.5). Bochum has not conceded in four games. Both sides have scored goals nine times. 1,39 goals on average each game.
⚽ Schalke 04 3 – 1 Bochum
On the 10th of September 2022, in the match between Schalke 04 and Bochum, Bochum lost by 2 points.
⚽ Bochum 0 – 2 Werder Bremen
On 3 September 2022, in the match between Bochum and Werder Bremen, Bochum lost 2 points.
⚽ Freiberg 1 – 0 Bochum
On the 26th of August 2022, in the match between Freiberg and Bochum, Bochum again lost by 1 point.
⚽ Bochum 0 – 7 Bayern Munich
On the 21st of August 2022, in the match between Bochum and Bayern Munich, Bochum lost by 7 points.
⚽ Hoffenheim 3 – 2 Bochum
On the 13th of August 2022, in the match between Hoffenheim and Bochum, Bochum lost by 1 point.
Last Five Games For FC Köln
FC Köln is presently ranked seventh in the 1. Bundesliga. Union Berlin won the most recent game, which ended with a score: of 0:1.
The FC Köln players who have scored the most goals across all leagues are Florian Dietz (5 goals), Sargis Adamyan (4 goals), Florian Kainz (3 goals), Anthony Modeste (3 goals), Mark Uth (3 goals), Dejan Ljubicic (3 goals), Tim Lemperle (3 goals), Damion Downs (3 goals), Ellyes Skhiri (2), and Timo Huebers (2).
Fifty-two goals were scored in 18 matches, averaging 2.89 goals per match. Seven ties and eight wins were the final results. Three mistakes. In 66.67% of games, there were more than 2.5 goals scored overall (Over 2.5).
The total goals scored in 88.89% of games was higher than 1.5 goals (Over 1.5). FC Köln has not conceded in five games. In 12 games, goals have been scored by both teams. 2.89 goals are averaged per game.
⚽ FC Cologne 0 – 1 Union Berlin
On the 11th of September 2022, in the match between FC Cologne and Union Berlin, FC Cologne lost by 1 point.
⚽ Nice 1 – 1 FC Cologne
On the 8th of September 2022, the match between Nice and FC Cologne ended in a draw.
⚽ Wolfsburg 2 – 4 FC Cologne
On the 3rd of September 2022, in the match between Wolfsburg and FC Cologne, FC Cologne won by 2 points.
⚽ FC Cologne 0 – 0 Stuttgart
On the 25th of August 2022, the match between FC Cologne and Stuttgart ended in a draw.
⚽ Fehervar 0 – 3 FC Cologne
On the 25th of August 2022, in the match between Fehervar and FC Cologne, FC Cologne won by 3 points.
Bundesliga Points Table
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