FC Koln to build on this game

FC Koln to build on this game

FC Koln goes against VfL Bochum with hopes of bouncing back from their goalless draw against Union Berlin on their last match. Another reason why they want a win is because of their continuous drop in the league table. They are currently at the 12th of the league table with 27 points, but are just three points away from improving their place. As for Bochum, they are aiming to escape the last spot of the league table. They are currently at the most bottom of the league table with just 19 points. However, if they could win in this match, they could climb up to the 14th. This meeting will be on March 11, 2023, at 3:30 AM (GMT+8), with Koln as hosts.

This game marks the 25th time these two teams meet in their history, where it was the hosts who has the upper hand. They already had 14 victories, while the visitors were only able to record six wins, while the remaining four ended in draw. Additionally, the hosts are doing well this season. In fact, they remain to be unbeaten in their last three games in the league, a record they want to retain in this match. The visitors on the other hand are without a clean sheet in their last nine games. They are not doing well on the road as well, as they only picked up three points away from home this season. As they go against a struggling team as well, they are hoping to end their struggles to still stand a chance next round.

FC Koln

Bundesliga: FC Koln
Photo courtesy of Federico Gambarini

Koln’s recent games have been a struggle for them, as they are having a hard time to pick up wins. With that, they now find themselves at the bottom half of the league table, as they continue to still hope for a safer place. On their last match, they played a goalless draw against Union Belin. They know for a fact that they deserve more, following their strong second half. They are still fortunate to be able to hold their opponents goalless, but they need their campaign back. Koln are currently at the 12th of the league table with 27 points, and a win would help them retain their spot. Koln can gain confidence from the fact that they are doing well at home, losing just one of their last four home games.

The problem with this squad is that they lack of goal threats and the number of long-term injuries they have. Attackers such as Sebastian Andersson, Mark Uth, Florian Dietz, and Jan Thielmann are all unavailable in this game. Defenders like Luca Kilian, Mads Pedersen, and Rijad Smaljic, are all unavailable as well.

VfL Bochum

Bundesliga: VfL Bochum
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Bochum had a very difficult campaign this season, and they are now at the relegation zone, and are in danger to be eliminated early. They are from a 2-0 loss against Schalke on their last game, which does not really helped them. Bochum were not able to climb back after being down by two goals in that match. This loss brings them at the bottom of the league table at the 18th, with just 19 points. They lost their last five games, where they only picked up two wins since the start of the new year. Additionally, they lost to their last four away matches, a record they want to put an end through this match. However, they still stand a chance for the next round, as they can climb up to the 14th with an additional three points.

Bochum will be without Simon Zoller, Gerrit Holtmann, and Cristian Gamboa who are all still recovering from their injuries. Meanwhile, Philipp Hofmann, and Pierre Kunde might be in action for this game.


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