VfL Bochum – 1. FC Köln
The top match on Saturday evening is this time the relegation clash between VfL Bochum and the Billy Goats from Cologne. The two teams are currently separated by three points and four places in the Bundesliga table and have only managed one win so far.
Neither will have many chances of a three-pointer after their performances so far, so points against a direct rival are all the more important. You can find out who of the two clubs will take the points or we expect a draw in our Bochum – Cologne betting tip
Bochum – Cologne info:
- Date & Time: 11.11.2023, 6:30 pm
- Playing venue: Vonovia-Ruhrstadion, Bochum
- Competition: Bundesliga, matchday 11
- TV broadcast: Sky
Bochum Form & Balance Check
If you take a very optimistic look at Bochum’s performances, you can see a slight upward trend with their first win of the season on the last matchday. Although it was only against promoted Darmstadt, a three-pointer is a three-pointer. With eight points in their account, they are no longer in the dangerous zone for the time being, but VfL can’t really breathe a sigh of relief just yet
Without goals, no success
Bochum’s offense (10 goals) and defense (24 goals conceded) are on fire. With Cologne, they now face the only team in the Bundesliga to have scored fewer goals than VfL. However, VfL have not won any of their last four matches against the team at the bottom of the table and have therefore always been a good opponent to build on, while Bochum are the only team yet to win at home this season
Bochum facts & analysis
- Currently 14th in the Bundesliga
- second weakest offense – 10 goals
- No home win yet this season
Cologne Form & Balance Check
For Cologne, things continue to look bleak. After the 1:1 draw against Augsburg on the last matchday, the Billy Goats have once again slipped to the bottom of the table, with currently five points in their account. The offense is underground with only eight goals after ten match days and the defense has always conceded a goal in the last 18 Bundesliga games
Also bottom of the league away from home
The Billy Goats are not only bottom of the regular table, but nobody is as bad as Cologne away from home. They are still without a win away from home, have scored just two goals and recently suffered two heavy defeats there (0:6 against Leipzig and 0:3 against Leverkusen)
Cologne facts & analysis
- 18th place in the Bundesliga table
- weakest attack – 8 goals
- Gained one point away from home
Predicted lineup – last update on November 9, 2023
Bochum – Cologne head-to-head comparison & stats
Cologne have won 40 of their 73 matches to date, giving them the significantly better record against Bochum. VfL have only won 15 times and 18 games have ended in draws
- Bochum celebrated their home win against 1. FC Köln in 2013.
- Bochum have not won any of their last 6 home matches.
- Köln have failed to score in 3 of their 5 away games in the Bundesliga this season.
- Bochum scores an average of 1.36 goals when playing at home and 1. FC Köln scores an average of 1.3 goals when playing away