Koln vs Bochum
German 2. Bundesliga
Date: Friday, 21 December 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: RheinEnergieStadion (Koln).
The Billy Goats kept ground on table-toppers Hamburger SB with another comprehensive victory on Monday when they dispatched strugglers Magdeburg 3-0 in the home patch. The fifth league win on the trot left Koln within a single-point distance from leaders HSV as Markus Anfang’s troops have a chance to move top of the standings (at least for a day) on Friday as they host Bochum at RheinEnergieStadion.
Koln continued to thrive in the final third on Monday making it five consecutive league matches with three or more goals scored. Jhon Cordoba, Dominick Drexler and Simon terrode were all on the scoresheet in a demolishing victory. The Billy Goats thus bagged an amazing 15-goal tally in last three home wins in 2. Bundesliga. Can they keep such amazing spell of form going in the last game of the year against Die Unabsteigbaren?
Koln vs Bochum: Head-to-head
The head to head record also speaks in Koln’s favour.
The Billy Goats were a formidable force in the history of head to head outings against Bochum, especially in matches at RheinEnergieStadion.
Koln won 25, drew 7 and lost only 3 of 35 home encounters with Die Unabsteigbaren.
Koln picked up a 0-2 victory when these two sides played each other in the opening fixture of the season in August.
Koln vs Bochum: Prediction
Bochum opened the new campaign in a promising fashion, but their form has seen a massive slide of late. Robin Dutt’s men took just one point from last three league games. They head into this off the back of consecutive defeats to St. Pauli and Union Berlin. The team allowed five goals in the process.
Given the visitors are to tackle league’s most lethal attacking line, it’s really hard to see anything else but their third defeat coming here in Koln. The home win looks to be a banker bet at the odds of 1.50, while braver tipsters can back the Billy Goats to win by at least two goals difference at the odds of 2.45.
Koln vs Bochum: Bet Tips
Koln to win @ 1.50 (1/2)
Koln -1.5 handicap @ 2.45 (29/20).