Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Koln will be aiming to make amends for a 3-2 loss at Bayern Munchen when they take on newcomers Bochum at their RheinEnergieStadion on Saturday afternoon. The Billy Goats produced a promising display in the Allianz Arena defeat, and it should come as no surprise the bookies see them as favourites to beat Bochum in front of home fans.
Both Modeste and Uth are likely to prove a handful for the opposition defenders as the duo managed to find the net in the defeat to Bayern Munchen. All Marvin Schwabe, Timo Hubers, Jens Castrop, and Jannes-Killian Horn are out of contention through injuries. The newcomers, on the other hand, continue with their habit of producing much better showings at home than on the travels, which is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on Koln. Robert Tesche returns from suspension for the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (Jonas Hector):
Jonas Hector is a product of Koln’s youth school. The left back was born on 27 May, 1990 in Saarbrucken and he began his youth career at SV Auersmacher. In 2010 he joined FC Koln and he made 63 league appearances for the reserve team between 2010 and 2013. Ever since he made his debut for the senior team on 27 August, 2012 he has been playing regularly for the Billy Goats and he certainly helped the team return to Bundesliga at the end of the 2013/2014 campaign.
Jonas Hector made his Germany debut on 14 November, 2014 in a 4-0 win over Gibraltar. The left-footed defender scored his first goal for the German national team on 29 March, 2016 in a 4-1 victory over Italy in Munich.
Hector represented his homeland at the 2016 European Championship finals in France and he scored the winner from the penalty spot in the quarter-final against Italy. Hector is capable of playing as a midfielder as well.