Bundesliga. Round 15
Stadium: Vonovia Ruhrstadion (Bochum)
After defeating Besiktas, Borussia Dortmund will travel to Bochum to face the newcomer to the German elite division. The BVB are quoted as the big favorites for the upcoming game. However, let's not forget that Borussia has a lot of personnel problems, and Bochum plays well at home.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
After the November break, Bochum lost 0-1 in Leverkusen, defeated Freiburg at home and Augsburg on the road. As a newcomer to the elite division, these are remarkable results that allow the team to be in the middle of the Bundesliga standings, specifically in the 10th position, six points away from the danger zone. Bochum's home stats are worth special attention, +4=1-1 in six matches and 9-4 goal difference.
For a long time Borussia were very close to Bayern, but the last round saw the team lose at home to the Reds with a score of 2-3. Before the start of Matchday 15, the Black and Yellows are in second place, four points behind Bayern. Naturally, the bookmakers are on the side of the future guests, but Borussia has only sixth away statistics and 50% of wins. in addition, Borussia had a Champions League match against Besiktas in midweek.
Injuries and suspensions
- Bochum: Decarli, Osterhage, Riemann, Zoller - not playing;
- Dormund: Akanji, Bürki, Morey, Moukoko, Reyna, Unbehaun, Hitz, Schmelzer - not playing. Brandt, Malen, Meunier - questionable.
Expert Betting Tips
At first glance, everything seems obvious: the favorites must win, otherwise they risk increasing the handicap with Bayern. In this case, we should note that the teams, although they have not played official matches since 2010, they have regularly played friendlies, and Borussia failed to win the last four of them, losing three times. Borussia obviously lacks stability, while Bochum plays very well at home. We believe that the home team is slightly underestimated, and it will be no surprise if Bochum scores points in the upcoming game: H1 (+1.25) for 1.88; X for 4.90; Correct Score 2-2 for 13.0.