Bochum rank 16 with 16 points to their name from 18 matches, while visitors Hoffenheim rank 13 in the table on 19 points.
With both Bochum and Hoffenheim coming off disappointing defeats in their previous outing, we could be in for a cautious battle. Both will be eager to get back to winning ways sooner rather than later.
Bochum only average a modest 1.4 goals per game in their last ten matches in this tournament, in which they scored 14 goals. They also conceded 21 for an average of 2.1 per game. They kept their opponents from scoring two times.
Hoffenheim scored 13 goals, conceded 23 and managed one clean sheets in their previous ten matches.
Bochum were defeated by 3-2 in their last encounter with Hoffenheim, but did win the reverse match 2-1, though.
Bochum vs Hoffenheim Prediction
In their last three matches, Bochum won 3-1 against Hertha Berlin, before losing 2-0 against Bayer Leverkusen and 5-2 to Mainz 05. In their last six Bundesliga home matches, Bochum won four times. They've drawn once and lost once, while scoring 11 and conceding six goals.
A draw is all that prevents Hoffenheim from having nothing to show for their previous three games. They claimed a point in a 2-2 draw against VfB Stuttgart before getting trounced against B. M'gladbach by a 1-4 score. Last time out, more disappointment followed as RB Leipzig ran out 3-1 winners. In their last six Bundesliga away matches, Hoffenheim failed to win more than once. In stead, they've drawn two and lost three, scoring eight while also conceding ten times.
Bochum are scoring freely these days, Hoffenheim are doing just fine in that department as well, and we expect a match with plenty of goalson Saturday.
Bochum won six points from their last five encounters with teams from the bottom six, like their upcoming opponent. They won two, scored eight and let in 11 goals. Hoffenheim earned three wins and 11 points from their past five matches against teams placed in the bottom six of the Bundesliga table. They scored ten and allowed five goals against on their way. Bochum are looking at a record of five wins, one draw and 12 defeats in the Bundesliga this season. Hoffenheim show off five wins, four draws and nine defeats in the Bundesliga.
Bochum vs Hoffenheim Stats
- Bochum have conceded in 20 of the last 21 home matches
- Bochum have conceded in the last 10 matches in a row
- In 7 of the last 9 home matches Bochum played, both teams scored
- In 10 of the last 12 Bochum home matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Bochum have not won 9 of the last 10 matches
- In the last 13 matches in a row Hoffenheim played, both teams scored
- In the last 12 Hoffenheim matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
- In 11 of the last 12 Hoffenheim matches the sum of goals was over 3.5
- Hoffenheim have conceded in the last 15 matches in a row
- Hoffenheim have scored in the last 13 matches in a row
Bochum vs Hoffenheim Team News
Bochum just have a single unavailable player for squad selection, when facing Hoffenheim at Vonovia Ruhrstadion.
Bochum are unable to field Paul Grave this coming Saturday against Hoffenheim, as he is sidelined with an injury.
Hoffenheim are looking at six players missing out on their match on Saturday at Vonovia Ruhrstadion.
Hoffenheim need to do without Andrej Kramaric, Fisnik Asllani, Jacob Bruun Larsen, Ozan Kabak, Thomas Delaney and Grischa Proemel, who are not fit enough to travel to Vonovia Ruhrstadion.
Bochum vs Hoffenheim H2H
Bochum took a hit when Hoffenheim handed them a 3-2 defeat in their latest encounter. The former did win the reverse match though, as they secured three points to their name by claiming a 2-1 win. The previous ten matches were equally split between these two sides. Bochum won six and Hoffenheim won four matches. However, Hoffenheim did manage a 3-2 win last time out, and the bookies best betting odds on an away win at full-time are at 11/8.
Bochum vs Hoffenheim Results
Of the last seven encounters between Bochum Hoffenheim over 2.5 goals came out one time. Odds on over 2.5 goals are at 2/3 with bookies.
Bochum vs Hoffenheim Betting Tips
Strap yourselves up for a goals at Vonovia Ruhrstadion since both teams scored in seven of the last 10 home matches for Bochum. The same occurred in seven of the last 10 league games away from home for Hoffenheim.
Over 2.5 goals happened six times in the past seven encounters between Bochum and Hoffenheim, with Bochum scoring 1.73 goals on average per game. Hoffenheim averaged 1.57 goals, while both teams scored four times. Over 2.5 goals came out five times in the previous ten matches across all tournaments for Bochum, who scored an average of one goal along the way. Over 2.5 goals came out in ten of the last 10 matches Hoffenheim played across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 2.2 goals themselves during this run.