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Cologne and Bochum lock horns at the RheinEnergieStadion in Germany’s Bundesliga on Friday, March 10th. Cologne are odds-on favourites to beat bottom club Bochum this week. Read our premium soccer tips along with the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.
Today's Predictions for Cologne vs Bochum
Bochum have lost each of their last four Bundesliga fixtures on the spin as they prepare to take on Cologne on Friday evening. Read our top Cologne vs Bochum predictions for this week’s fixture below.
Cologne to Win
Bochum lost for the fourth Bundesliga assignment on the trot last weekend and fell to the bottom of the division as a consequence, and more misery could await the relegation candidates when they visit Cologne on Friday. Die Geißböcke have lost just three of their 11 league games at the RheinEnergieStadion this term and our first Cologne vs Bochum prediction backs the hosts to make home advantage count again.
Over 1.5 Cologne Goals
With 56 goals conceded in 23 matches, Bochum have the worst defensive record in the entire Bundesliga so far this term and having shipped at least twice in 100% of their last seven top tier games, they will arrive in Cologne looking vulnerable again. Cologne are averaging just under 2.0 goals per 90 minutes at home in 2022/23 and they have the firepower to put the Bochum backline under pressure this week. With those factors in mind, a stake on Cologne in the over 1.5 team goals market appeals at the prices on offer.
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Top Betting Odds and Stats for Cologne vs Bochum
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Let's take a closer look at the latest markets, Cologne vs Bochum odds and probability figures ahead of Friday’s encounter below.
Cologne odds: 33/50 (1.66) – 60.2%
Draw odds: 31/10 (4.1) – 24.4%
Bochum odds: 21/5 (5.2) – 19.2%
Cologne’s chances of winning on Friday stand at 60.2% according to the latest probability figures, while the hosts are also available at 1/2 (1.5 – 66.7% probability) to net the game’s first goal. Elsewhere, Cologne are of interest at 7/4 (2.75) to win to nil. That outcome has a 36.4% probability of success. If you’re looking for more of the best football betting tips today, just click the link.
Cologne vs Bochum Team News & Injuries
Read all of the latest injury updates, Cologne vs Bochum lineups and team news for Friday’s Bundesliga tussle below.
Jan Thielmann, Kristian Pedersen, Mark Uth, Florian Dietz and Sebastian Andersson are all listed as injured for Cologne, while Luca Kilian is considered a doubt as he fights his way back from a muscle problem. Cologne secured a good point when they held title hopefuls Union Berlin to a 0-0 draw last time out.
Predicted Lineup for Cologne: Schwabe – Schmitz, Hubers, Chabot, Hector – Martel, Skhiri, Maina, Ljubicic, Kainz – Tigges
Simon Zoller, Gerrit Holtmann and Cristian Gamboa are all out of action for Bochum, though key attacker Philipp Hofmann should shake off a cold in time to rejoin the squad. Bochum suffered what felt like a significant defeat to fellow relegation contenders Schalke last week and their confidence would have been severely dented by that 2-0 loss.
Predicted Lineup for Bochum: Riemann – Janko, Masovic, Schlotterbeck, Soares – Forster, Osterhage, Stoger – Asano, Antwi-Adjei, Hofmann
Player to Watch – Eric Martel
20-year-old midfielder Eric Martel showcased his potential last weekend when he performed well in Cologne’s 0-0 draw at high-flying Union Berlin. Martel got through a lot of good defensive work in the capital and his energy should allow him to shine again on Friday against Bochum.
Official lineups are usually released approximately one hour before kick-off.
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Cologne vs Bochum Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions
Where will Friday’s game be played?
Cologne and Bochum will meet at the RheinEnergieStadion on Friday evening.
What time does this fixture kick off?
The game is scheduled to start at 19:30 BST.
Which bookmaker has the best odds for this game?
We recommend taking a glance at the odds provided by Stake and Ladbrokes for Friday’s fixture. Make sure to check out our Cologne vs Bochum prediction near the top of this page.