Bundesliga. Round 2
Stadium: PreZero Arena (Sinsheim)
One of the matches in the second round of the German Bundesliga will feature Hoffenheim and Bochum, with the first team considered quite logical favorites. After all, Bochum is obviously weaker in terms of the squad than the opponent, and last season Bochum did not show themselves in the best way on the road.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Hoffenheim started the season with a victory over Rodinghausen in DFB-Pokal. However, it is hard to call this victory a confident one, as the peasants snatched a win only in extra time, thanks to goals from Kabak and Promel. As for the domestic championship, the Blue and Whites started with a 1-3 away defeat at the hands of Borussia Gladbach. But we should note that as early as minute 19, Hoffe was left in the minority, with Posch getting his second yellow card in 4 minutes. Hoffe even took the lead in the game, Skov scoring, but they couldn't hold on to even chances.
Bochum confidently made it to the second round of the German Cup, knocking out the Viktoria Berlin. As for the championship, the future guests started with a defeat. Thanks to Onisiwo's double, Bochum lost 1-2 to Mainz. Bochum even outscored the Carnival club statistically, but it was not enough even for a draw. All in all, the underdogs of the Bundesliga 2022/23 first leg will meet.
Face-offs between the teams were not a frequent occurrence, with only seven head-to-head encounters in history. Very few, including one friendly, the rest played in Bundesliga. It is striking that the opponents have never played a draw: three wins for Hoffe and four for Bochum. Four games were played in Sinsheim: +2=0-2, 5-5 full parity. As for last season, Bochum won two games out of two.
Injuries and suspensions
- Hoffenheim: Posch (suspension), Hubner;
- Bochum: Goralski, Oermann, Soares, Horn.
- Hoffenheim conceded no less than three goals per meeting in the last four Bundesliga games;
- Eight of Hoffenheim's last nine matches in Bundesliga saw at least three goals scored;
- The last five away matches Bochum played in the German championship saw at least three goals scored;
- Hoffenheim lost the last four matches in Bundesliga;
- Bochum conceded at least 3 goals in their last 3 away matches in Bundesliga;
- Hoffenheim and Bochum have combined for at least three goals in the last three face-offs.
Expert Betting Tips
On the one hand, it is kind of shaky to bet on Hoffenheim at the moment. On the other hand, Bochum is having the second season in Bundesliga, which is stressful for most teams like this. Plus, let's not forget that even in the last season, which was good enough for them, Bochum rarely looked decent on the road. Hoffe had a bad match in Gladbach. However, we should not forget that they had the numerical minority for a long time in that game. There's no doubt that they will take the mistakes from the first round into account, and we'll see a slightly different Hoffenheim this coming Saturday. We expect Hoffe to win the upcoming game, expecting a high-scoring game. We offer these betting options for the meeting:
W1+TO (1.5) for 1.78 at 1xbet;
W1+BTTS for 2.80 at 22bet;
Correct Score 2-1 for 8.50 at Bet365.
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