Preview & Analysis: Bochum vs Koln 11-10-2023

Preview & Analysis: Bochum vs Koln 11-10-2023

November 10, 2023


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When VfL Bochum hosts FC Koln in the German Bundesliga on Saturday night, they will be looking to win consecutive games. After losing to Augsburg 1-1 at home the previous weekend, the visitors fell to the bottom of the standings.


With a smash-and-grab 2-1 victory over Darmstadt the previous week, fueled by a double from Takuma Asano, Bochum secured a crucial 3 points. They have won consecutive matches within the Bundesliga for the initial time since March and are undefeated in their previous 2 league contests. They are the lone Bundesliga team that has yet to achieve victory at home this year, and their local record is currently tied for the poorest in the league. However, neither Bochum nor Köln have scored many goals so far this season; they are currently ranked in the bottom 2. Mohammed Tolba, Matus Berg, the midfielder, and backup goalie Michael Esser are all sidelined due to knee injury. Ivan Ordets, the center defender, is additionally out with an injury to his thigh, as is Lys Mousset. Christopher Antwi-Adjei and Moritz Römling appear to be doubtful for this game.



Köln, who had the poorest shot efficiency in the league this season and missed numerous opportunities to score the previous week versus Augsburg, will undoubtedly be looking for some fortune in the form of a goal this coming Saturday. Köln is in a comparable situation as they had been the previous week, a victory would assure them of staying away from the bottom 2. Despite their inability to play the entire ninety minutes versus Augsburg the previous week, Jan Thielmann and Mark Uth could offer some more attacking depth on Saturday. This weekend’s match will be missed by Dejan Ljubicic due to illness, while Philipp Pentke and Jacob Christensen will be out due to knee injuries and muscular issues, respectively. Damion Downs is similarly questionable.


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Bochum vs Koln Game Information


  • Date: 11/11/2023
  • Time: 12:30 PM ET
  • Location: Olympiastadion Berlin, Berlin.
  • How to Watch Bochum vs Koln: ESPN+
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