Bochum go up against Hoffenheim at Vonovia Ruhrstadion this coming Saturday in the 1. Bundesliga. Ranked 14th in the 1. Bundesliga, Bochum have collected 10 points from 10 games. On 14 points, Hoffenheim see themselves ranked as number 9 after 10 matches. With 2 defeats from their last 6 games, the mood around Bochum camp could probably be a lot better. They need to up their game or prepare for more disappointment, when facing Hoffenheim on home ground. Bochum go into their next 1. Bundesliga match averaging a humble 0.8 goals per game in their last 10 matches.
They scored a mundane total of 8 goals, while also conceding 18 goals. That amounts to an average of 1.8 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring 4 times. Ahead of their upcoming 1. Bundesliga match, Hoffenheim have an ample average of 1.9 goals per game in their last 10 matches. They scored a tolerable 19 goals, while also conceding 15 goals. That amounts to an average of 1.5 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring 4 times.
Facts and figures for Bochum vs Hoffenheim
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Bochum's last 3 of 5 matches.
- Hoffenheim did not win the last 4 matches in a row when playing away;
- Total goals was OVER 3.5 in Hoffenheim's last 4 of 6 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Hoffenheim's last 4 of 6 matches;
- Hoffenheim scored in the last 4 of 6 matches.
Current form — Bochum v. Hoffenheim
Bochum in nice flow
One can't really point a finger on the results for Bochum in past weeks as they have performed according to their level. Bochum have been all in their last 3 matches, which brought added 4 points to their tally. They claimed a 2-0 win against Eintracht, before drawing 2-2 with Augsburg. This little streak came to an end, when B. M'gladbach proved too strong in a 2-1 defeat for Bochum.
Bochum hoping to bounce back
Hoffenheim will be out to extend their fine run of results lately. Hoffenheim look back on their last 3 matches with 6 points to show from their efforts. Against Bayern München they were left emptyhanded in a 4-0 defeat, but they avenged themselves by beating Holstein Kiel in a 5-1 win. They followed that up with a 2-0 win against Hertha Berlin in their most recent outing.
According to the bookmakers, Hoffenheim are favourites to win. If one is in favour of the away win, the odds are currently at 1.90 on the visitors. This means the bookies predict, they are in with a 53% chance of beating Bochum. Placing your bet on Bochum, the best price at the time of writing lies at 3.75.
Bochum v. Hoffenheim — fixture history
In the most previous encounter between Bochum and Hoffenheim, the former managed to hold on to a tight 2-1 win. Bochum enter the match against Hoffenheim with a 2-0-2 record in their previous 4 encounters in the 1. Bundesliga. This amounts to a 50% winning ratio for Bochum, with Hoffenheim victorious in 50% of the last 4 encounters.
Current standings in the 1. Bundesliga
Looking at the current 1. Bundesliga standings, Bochum and Hoffenheim are currently 4 points and 5 places apart. Hoffenheim will no doubt attempt to grab all three points from Bochum on Saturday to move further up the league table. Despite being the outsider in this clash, Bochum will try to make this a miserable day for their opponents. The result of this game could have a big impact on both teams in their upcoming matches. There is every reason to zoom in on the clash between Bochum and Hoffenheim.
Danny Blum has been hitting the target on a regular basis in recent matches. Bochum will no doubt look to him for more goals in their next match against Hoffenheim. The visitors are surely hoping Andrej Kramaric adds another to his current total. With 3 goals in the last six matches, Andrej Kramaric boasts a decent goal to games ratio.