Bochum had to settle for a place in the bottom half of the Bundesliga last season. They start off a new campaign this coming Saturday against Mainz 05, surely hoping to squeeze inside the top half this season.
They finished up last season as number 13, and Bochum now prepares to take on Mainz 05. The latter finished as number 8 in the Bundesliga.
Both sides are looking to start their campaign on a positive note, and we should witness very dedicated performances from both Bochum and Mainz 05 this coming Saturday.
Bochum are relatively average in the art of goal-scoring these days. They claimed a steady 13 goals in their previous ten matches, for an average of 1.3 goals per game. They simultaneously allowed their opponents 18 goals, or an average of 1.8 goals a game. Furthermore, they fought their way to one clean sheets in this run.
Mainz 05 hit the target 15 times in the last ten outings, which creates an average of 1.5 goals a game. They conceded 1.6 goals per match for a total of 16 goals, while claiming two clean sheets as well.
Bochum vs Mainz 05 Preview
Bochum only pulled off two wins from a possible six in recent Bundesliga matches on home soil. Of the remaining four matches, they drew one and lost three, as they scored four and conceded seven goals.
A struggle seems inevitable at this stage for Bochum, as the home side look to beat the drop zone and keep their Bundesliga status.
Mainz 05 managed to win just once in their past six away games in the Bundesliga. On top of winning once they also drew one as well as losing four, while scoring 15 time and letting in seven.
Mainz 05’s priority for this season will be to stay clear of the relegation zone, while challenging for a spot in the upper half of the Bundesliga.
Both Bochum and Mainz 05 have been firing on all cylinders, while also conceding frequently. We should be in for a very entertaining match with goals aplenty.
Bochum vs Mainz 05 Stats
- In 8 of the last 10 matches Bochum played, both teams scored
- Bochum have conceded in 14 of the last 16 home matches
- Bochum have conceded in 11 of the last 12 matches
- Bochum have scored in 9 of the last 10 matches
- Bochum have not lost 8 of the last 10 matches
- Mainz 05 have conceded in the last 17 away matches in a row
- Mainz 05 have not won 15 of the last 17 away matches
- In 9 of the last 11 away matches Mainz 05 played, both teams scored
- Mainz 05 have scored in 9 of the last 11 away matches
- Mainz 05 have lost 4 of the last 5 away matches
Bochum vs Mainz 05 Team News
Bochum could be looking at four players on the injured and absent list ahead of their upcoming match against Mainz 05.
Jannes-Kilian Horn, Konstantinos Stafylidis, Jacek Goralski and Danilo Soares nurses various injuries and won't take part for Bochum against Mainz 05 at Vonovia Ruhrstadion.
Mainz 05 seem to have only one player on the injured and absent list, when they travel to Vonovia Ruhrstadion to face Bochum.
Danny da Costa is too injured to face Mainz 05.
Bochum vs Mainz 05 H2H
Bochum have a 13% win rate in the against Mainz 05, who won six of these matches. The total record reads 1-1-6, which is worth keeping in mind before you make a choice for your next accumulator, depending on your betting strategy.
Bochum vs Mainz 05 Betting Tips
Sebastian Polter managed to hit the target twice recently for Bochum, while Marcus Ingvartsen, added two strikes in Bundesliga for Mainz 05 in his last six outings.
Bochum claimed all three points four times in their last 10 home matches across all tournaments, while also drawing three along the way. They endured defeat in three of the games in this run. Mainz 05 won two of their last 10 games away, while drawing two and losing six in this series of matches.Bochum should feel good about scoring on Saturday, since Mainz 05 managed a clean sheet only once in their previous 10 away games. The hosts fought their way to two clean sheets in their previous 10 matches played at home.
Over 2.5 goals happened three times in the past eight encounters between Bochum and Mainz 05, with Bochum scoring 0.88 goals on average per game. Mainz 05 averaged 1.77 goals, while both teams scored three times.Over 2.5 goals happened in six of Bochum’s last ten matches in all tournaments. They banged in an average of 2.2 goals on the way.Over 2.5 goals happened in seven of the visitor's last ten games this season. On average, they scored 3.7 times in those matches.