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Despite a rather curious form recently, Eintracht have a good opportunity to be victorious in round 26 of the Bundesliga season. They meet Bochum this coming Friday at the Deutsche Bank Park, where they hope to frustrate the visitors.

Eintracht approach the next Bundesliga round as number six in the table, having claimed 40 points this season so far. With 25 games behind them, Bochum amassed 25 points, placing them as number 14 before their next fixture.

Aiming for a place inside the top six, Eintracht need to strut their stuff against Bochum this coming Friday. The latter might not look like a team currently possessing the qualities to stop the home side from claiming a win, but they will be eager to spring a surprise.

Eintracht are relatively average in the art of goal-scoring these days. They scored a steady 14 goals in their previous ten matches, for an average of 1.4 per game. They simultaneously allowed their opponents 12 goals, or an average of 1.2 a game. Furthermore, they fought their way to three clean sheets in this run.

Bochum are currently decent goalscorers, as they managed a bearable 13 goals in the past ten outings for an average of 1.3 goals a game. Their opponents scored a total of 20 goals, and while Bochum claimed two clean sheets, they conceded an average of two goals per match.

Eintracht claimed a 2-1 win, while Bochum answered back with a 3-0 win in their two most recent meetings.

Eintracht vs Bochum Prediction

Eintracht Form

A draw was the best Eintracht could muster in their previous three games. They claimed a 1-1 draw against VfB Stuttgart, before getting trounced 3-0 against SSC Napoli. Last time out, more disappointment followed as Union Berlin ran out 2-0 winners. Eintracht won four of their last six Bundesliga matches on home soil, while drawing once and losing once. They conceded five and scored 14 goals.

Bochum Form

Bochum look back on their last three matches with six points to show for their efforts. Against Schalke 04, they were left empty-handed in a 0-2 defeat, but they bounced back by beating FC Koln in a 0-2 win. They followed that up with a 1-0 win against RB Leipzig in their most recent outing. Bochum, meanwhile, won twice, while they've drawn zero and lost four in their last six away in the Bundesliga.

The way Eintracht are performing right, a home win looks the most likely outcome, when Bochum swing by. The visitors don't seem to possess enough stability currently to prevent the home side from a win.

Eintracht scored 27 goals and conceded 17 in their last 13 games against teams from the bottom half of the Bundesliga table. They collected 27 points and eight victories. Bochum won three matches and picked up nine points from their last 13 encounters with teams in the top half of the Bundesliga. They scored nine goals and conceded 34. Eintracht enjoy a record of 11 wins, seven draws and seven defeats in the Bundesliga this season. Bochum have a record of eight wins, one draw and 16 defeats in the Bundesliga.

Eintracht vs Bochum Stats

  • Eintracht have scored in 25 of the last 27 matches
  • Eintracht have not lost 14 of the last 16 home matches
  • Eintracht have scored in 13 of the last 14 home matches
  • In 9 of the last 11 Eintracht matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • In the last 3 matches in a row Eintracht played, both teams scored
  • Bochum have conceded in 20 of the last 22 matches
  • Bochum have lost 4 of the last 5 matches without scoring a goal
  • Bochum have lost 4 of the last 5 matches while scoring less than 0.5 goals
  • Bochum have lost 5 of the last 6 matches while scoring less than 1.5 goals
  • In the last 6 Bochum matches the sum of goals was under 3.5

Eintracht vs Bochum Squads

Eintracht Squad

The 48-year-old coach of the home team, Oliver Glasner, will select the lineup against Bochum from the squad below. The information in the brackets refers to goals scored and matches played in the Bundesliga this season:

Diant Ramaj (0/1), Jens Grahl (0/0), Kevin Trapp (0/24), Matteo Bignetti (0/0), Simon Simoni (0/0), Almamy Toure (0/3), Aurelio Buta (2/9), Christopher Lenz (0/17), Derek Osei (0/0), Evan N'Dicka (1/24), Hrvoje Smolcic (0/9), Jan Schroeder (0/0), Makoto Hasebe (0/10), Philipp Max (0/7), Tuta (1/24), Daichi Kamada (7/23), Djibril Sow (3/24), Eric Ebimbe (2/11), Faride Alidou (0/11), Jesper Lindstroem (7/22), Kristijan Jakic (1/21), Marcel Wenig (0/1), Mario Goetze (2/24), Mehdi Loune (0/0), Paxten Aaronson (0/1), Sebastian Rode (4/20), Timothy Chandler (0/4), Ansgar Knauff (1/18), Lucas Alario (1/17), Rafael Santos Borre (2/24), Randal Kolo Muani (11/24).

Bochum Squad

Below is the full team squad of Bochum. The manager Letsch will pick his starting XI against Eintracht from these players:

Manuel Riemann (0/25), Marko Johansson (0/0), Michael Esser (0/0), Paul Grave (0/0), Cristian Gamboa (0/15), Danilo Soares (0/18), Dominique Heintz (0/6), Erhan Masovic (4/20), Ivan Ordets (0/21), Jordi Osei-Tutu (0/18), Keven Schlotterbeck (1/9), Konstantinos Stafylidis (0/14), Mohammed Tolba (0/0), Saidy Janko (0/15), Vassilios Lambropoulos (0/12), Anthony Losilla (0/23), Jacek Goralski (0/4), Kevin Stoeger (2/24), Patrick Osterhage (0/17), Philipp Foerster (2/20), Pierre Kunde (1/8), Christopher Antwi-Adjej (2/20), Gerrit Holtmann (1/18), Moritz Broschinski (1/5), Philipp Hofmann (7/25), Silvere Ganvoula (0/15), Simon Zoller (3/19), Takuma Asano (1/16).

Eintracht vs Bochum Team News

Eintracht are as close to an entire squad as they can with only one player unavailable for the side which faces Bochum.

Sidelined with an injury, Eintracht can't field Marcel Wenig on Friday against Bochum.

Bochum seem to have only one player on the injured and absent list, when they travel to Deutsche Bank Park to face Eintracht.

Paul Grave won't be travelling with Bochum this time, as he nurses an injury.

Eintracht vs Bochum Lineups

Eintracht vs Bochum H2H

The last time the pair played each other, Bochum came out the other side as 3-0 winners and surely won't mind a repeat of that result. Eintracht have a 40% win rate in the against Bochum, who won four of these matches. The total record reads 4-2-4, which is worth keeping in mind before you make a choice for your next accumulator, depending on your betting strategy.

Eintracht vs Bochum Results

Both teams to score only came out four times in the previous ten games between Bochum and Eintracht. Odds on both teams not to score are best priced at 13/12 with the bookies.

Eintracht vs Bochum Betting Tips

While only scoring two goals in his last six outings for Eintracht, Randal Kolo Muani has been good for them over the course of the season with 11 goals to his name so far. He should be highly motivated to expand of his tally against Bochum, and he looks well worth a place in an accumulator this coming Friday, depending on your betting strategy.

Eintracht claimed seven wins, drew two and lost one of their previous 10 home matches across all tournaments. Bochum won three, drew one and lost six of their last 10 games away. Eintracht claimed four wins without allowing a goal against in their last 10 games on home soil.

In the last ten encounters between Eintracht and Bochum over 2.5 goals came out six times, as Eintracht averaged 1.1 goals a game. Bochum scored an average of 1.4 goals in these, while both teams scored four times. Over 2.5 goals came out six times in the previous ten matches across all tournaments for Eintracht, who scored an average of 1.3 goals along the way. Over 2.5 goals came up in five of Bochum's previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 1.1 goals in these matches.