Koln comes from fifth consecutive victory in 2. Bundesliga, as the side won 3:0 at home over Magdeburg last Monday evening. They were better from the first minute, but slowly increased the tempo and overrun the opponent in the second part. The team keeps being second at the table for now, with a point less than Hamburger SV.
Bochum looked like quite an underdog away to Union Berlin in a 2:0 loss last weekend. The game itself was quite an open one, with the players of Union Berlin simply being far more effective in attack. This was their second defeat, as the team now stands at eight position with eight points less than third and play-off placed Union Berlin.
Home side misses suspended midfielder Hoger (13/0), while injured are defender Sobiech (8/0), left back Hector (13/3), midfielder Koziello (8/0) and forward Clemens (8/2).The guests miss defender Leitsch (8/0), midfielder Maier (6/0), offensive Pantovic (4/0), Ekincier (1/0) and a couple of long-term ones.
Koln is really looking well in attack now, having scored twenty-one goal in last five rounds. There’s almost nothing what the players of Bochum could do to stop them here.