Bochum will be fighting for a win in this crucial game to avoid a relegation playoff or atleast to retain their playoff position. Bochum are coming off a 1-1 draw against Hertha Berlin away from home in their last game. Bayer Leverkusen are the opponents here and they come with an unpleasant record. They have played out 3 draws in their last 3 matches and their last game ended in a 2-2 draw against Borussia M’gladbach.
VFL Bochum are currently 16th in the league with 32 points and Bayer Leverkusen are 6th with 50 points.Grab Your Signup Bonus
VFL Bochum (DWLDL)
VFL Bochum are hanging on by a thread and their survival is on the line. They desperately need a win if they must have a chance to retain their place in the Bundesliga next season. VFL Bochum are in poor form coming into this game as they had 1 win, 2 draws and 2 defeats in the last 5 matches and they played a 1-1 draw against Hertha Berlin in their last match. And their home form is equally poor as they had 2 wins, 1 draw and 2 defeats in their last 5 home games. Their last home game ended in a 3-2 win over FC Augsburg.
VFL Bochum are 16th on the league table, a position for relegation playoffs. They had 32 points and a goal ratio of 37:72. They played 33 matches and they had 9 wins, 5 draws and 19 defeats.
VFL Bochum and Hertha Berlin played to a 1-1 draw in their last game. They played to a 0-0 draw in the first half and in the second half Lucas Toussart opened the scoring for Hertha Berlin in the 63rd minute. VFL Bochum were rewarded with the equalizer in the 94th minute through Keven Schlotterbeck. According to statistics, VFL Bochum had 49% possession, 4 shots on target and 5 corner kicks
Team streak: without a clean sheet (8), both teams scoring (7/8), first to concede (5/7), more than 10.5 corners (8/8)
Bayer Leverkusen (DDDLL)
Bayer Leverkusen have not recorded a win in their last 6 matches in all competitions. They played a draw in their most recent match against Borussia M’gladbach. In their last 5 matches, they had 3 draws and 2 defeats. In their last 5 away games, they had 3 draws, 1 win and 1 defeat. The last time they were away from home, they played a 1-1 draw against VFB Stuttgart.
Bayern Leverkusen are currently 6th on the Bundesliga table, with 50 points and a goal ratio of 57:46. They have played 33 matches and they had 14 wins, 8 draws and 11 defeats.
Bayer Leverkusen fought hard to hang onto a 2-2 draw against Borussia M’gladbach in their last game. They were 2-0 up in the first half courtesy of goals from Amine Adli (15) and Kerem Demirbay (20). But in the second half they conceded in the 58th minute from Jonas Hofmann’s effort and in the 90th minute Lars Stindl drew Borussia M’gladbach level to earn both teams a point a piece. According to statistics, Bayer Leverkusen had 47% possession, 5 shots on target and 2 corner kicks.
Team streak: no losses (3), no wins (6), less than 2.5 goals (5/7), more than 4.5 cards (5/5), less than 10.5 corners (8/9).
Head to Head
VFL Bochum and Bayer Leverkusen have played 20 matches against each other before now. VFL Bochum have 7 wins, while Bayer Leverkusen have 9 wins and 4 matches ended in a draw.
- Bayer Leverkusen have not lost in the last 4 meetings.
- Bayer Leverkusen have not conceded in 3 meetings.
- There were less than 4.5 cards in 8/10 meetings.
Expert Analysis and Tips
VFL Bochum scored 37 goals and conceded 72 in 33 games this season. They scored an average of 1.1 goals per game and had a 10% conversion rate. They created an average of 1.5 chances per game and played an average of 11.8 shots per game. They played an average of 3.8 shots on target per game and an average of 4.2 corners per game. Defensively, they managed to concede an average of 2.2 goals per game and they have kept 4 clean sheets.
Bayer Leverkusen have scored 57 goals and conceded 46 in 33 games this season. They scored an average of 1.7 goals per game and had a 13% conversion rate. They created an average of 2.2 chances per game and played an average of 13.0 shots per game. They played an average of 5.0 shots on target per game and an average of 4.1 corners per game. Defensively, they managed to concede an average of 1.4 goals per game and they have kept 9 clean sheets.
- Second Half Over 1.5 Goals at 1.725 Odds
- Draw in At Least One Half at 1.64 Odds
- Under 9 Corners at 2.37 Odds