Bochum welcome B. Dortmund in 1. Bundesliga on Saturday at Vonovia Ruhrstadion. Ranked 10th in the 1. Bundesliga, Bochum have collected 19 points from 14 games. On 30 points, B. Dortmund see themselves ranked as number 2 after 14 matches.
Going into the match as outsiders, Bochum will be highly motivated to keep their positive run going against B. Dortmund. A positive result at Vonovia Ruhrstadion certainly do not look beyond their powers.
Bochum go into their next 1. Bundesliga match, averaging a humble 1.1 goals per game in their last 10 matches. They scored a mundane total of 11 goals, while also conceding 16 goals. That amounts to an average of 1.6 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring 4 times.
B. Dortmund are brimming with confidence before the upcoming away match in the 1. Bundesliga. When it comes to goals, they are capable of showing off very handsome numbers from their previous 10 games. The visitors scored 2.2 times on average per match for a total of 22 goals. They also let in 13 goals, leaving an average of 1.3 per match. They fought their way to 1 clean sheets. Here are some betting predictions for this game from BetFootball!
Stats and facts for Bochum and B. Dortmund.
- Bochum has won the last 3 matches in a row at home;
- Bochum unbeaten the last 4 matches in a row at home;
- Bochum scored in the last 6 of 8 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Bochum's last 2 of 4 matches.
- B. Dortmund scored in the last 46 of 48 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in B. Dortmund's last 15 of 17 matches;
- B. Dortmund conceded in the last 16 of 18 matches;
- B. Dortmund conceded the last 7 matches in a row when playing away.
Current form — Bochum v. B. Dortmund
Bochum enjoy steady progress.
Bochum look back on their last 3 matches with 6 points to show from their efforts. Against Bayer Leverkusen, they were left empty-handed in a 1-0 defeat, but they avenged themselves by beating Freiburg in a 2-1 win. They followed that up with a 3-2 win against Augsburg in their most recent outing.
B. Dortmund to avenge embarrassing defeat
B. Dortmund are a bit back and forth at the moment, but at least mostly forth, as they beat Wolfsburg by 1-3. Following that up proved too difficult as they lost 2-3 against Bayern Munich, before claiming 3 points in a 5-0 win against Besiktas.
Just limiting an expected defeat might be the target for Bochum here. Siding with B. Dortmund at odds 1.50 is a no-brainer in the kind of form they are displaying. Should this price be a tad on the low side for your preferred betting strategy, consider adding it to a nice accumulator.
Bochum v. B. Dortmund — fixture history
With Bochum having spent a stint in a lower division than B. Dortmund this will be the first time in 12 seasons they take on each other. Depending on your betting strategy, you could do worse than adding the team showing the most stable results to your accumulator.
Bochum have been able to win 10% of their last 10 encounters against upcoming B. Dortmund in the 1. Bundesliga. In other words, they have a 1-4-5 recent record, with the latter winning 50% of the matches.
Over 2.5 goals only came out as a winning bet 4 times in the past 10 matches between Bochum and B. Dortmund. Both teams found the back of the net 6 times in those 10 matches. When looking for value bets with your betting strategy, adding both teams not to score to accumulator look the smart move.
Current table in the 1. Bundesliga
Looking at the 1. Bundesliga standings right now, the difference between these opponents is 11 points. Bochum cannot squeeze past B. Dortmund in the standings anytime soon, but will be eager to reduce or at least maintain the current gap. B. Dortmund, number 2 on 30 points, will do their part to widen the distance to their upcoming opponents on Saturday.
Looking at the goalscorer market, it would seem a good idea to side with Sebastian Polter. He is one of the Bochum players, who is showing decent form right now. He managed to find the back of the net 4 times in his most recent outing. Surely, he will want to add more goals against B. Dortmund.
The visitors will be looking to in-form Marco Reus to find the net once again, as he has been their main man recently. Marco Reus netted 2 goals for B. Dortmund in their latest matches.