In a weekend match in week 20, on Sat Jan 22nd, Bochum plays host to Köln in a Bundesliga match. In their last match, Bochum recorded a 1-0 shutout win against Wolfsburg. Pantovic scored the first goal for Bochum in the 65th minute, and that single goal was all that was necessary as neither team could manage any more scoring In the end, Wolfsburg was frustrated by Bochum’s defence and couldn’t put any tallies on the board. Bochum ended the match with the shutout victory. Bochum is looking for direction having earned 16 points in their last 10 matches, while in their last match, Köln recorded a 3-1 win against Hertha BSC. Anthony Modeste scored the first goal for Köln in the 30th minute, then Ondrej Duda added another in the 32nd minute. Köln is looking for direction having earned 16 points in their last 10 matches.

On Aug 28th, Köln hosted Bochum at the Rheinenergiestadion in their last match together. Köln was victorious by a score of 2 to 1 in front of almost 25000 fans. Louis Schaub struck first for Köln in the 82nd minute on a feed from Florian Kainz, then Tim Lemperle added another in the 1st minute of the second half’s stoppage time.

Anthony Modeste has been on a hot streak lately. In the last five games, the attacker has scored four goals for Köln. Bochum’s most prolific scorer has been Sebastian Polter. The German attacker has netted three goals over the last 5 matches

Jürgen Locadia, Eduard Löwen, Zoller and Decarli are unavailable to play for Thomas Reis’s team, while Steffen Baumgart’s Köln squad will be without Ellyes Skhiri and Timo Horn.