Bottom side Bochum will travel to the Rhein Energie Stadion on Friday to face an inconsistent 12th-placed Koln side in the Bundesliga, with kickoff slated for 19:30 GMT.
Koln are winless in their last three matches. They have won just once in their last five outings. In this run, they collected 5 points and dropped 10 in the process. They will be looking to bolster their form when they face bottom-of-the-table Bochum of Friday.
In the middle of a four-match losing streak in the Bundesliga and mired at the bottom of the table, Bochum will be looking to start winning points to bolster their survival bid, starting with their trip to Koln this Friday.
Koln have an extensive injury list which has affected their performances, momentum, and form in the league.
The absences include center-back Sebastian Andersson (knee), Florian Dietz (cruciate ligament rupture), center-back Luca Kilian (torn muscle bundle), Mark Uth (surgery), left-back Kristin Pedersen (muscle), Center-back Rijad Smajic (ankle), and right winger Jan Thielmann (muscle).
Bochum will be without goalkeeper Paul Grave (shoulder), Cristian Gamboa (medial collateral ligament knee injury), left winger Gerrit Holtmann (meniscal), and center-forward (hamstring) for the match against Koln.
Koln will look to be proactive in their approach. They will control the possession and tempo of the match.
Bochum will solid at the back and use counter-attacks to create chances.
Koln will win the match and take the three points.
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