Bochum vs Borussia Dortmund prediction
In this round of 16 of the German Cup, two elite teams will face each other - Bochum and Borussia Dortmund.
The visitors are favorites to win today.
This can be seen from the ranking in the Bundesliga. As well as the results between the two teams historically.
And probably the Yellow and Black will win this match.
But nevertheless, I put emphasis on goals in this soccer prediction of mine.
For this purpose, I will use my favorite bet option in such cases.
Namely – to have at least 4 goals in the match, with the first two of them being before the break.
After the resumption of the season in the German championship, Bochum recorded 3 times Over 3.5 goals in 4 games played .
And in the last two of them there were as many as 7 hits.
BVB is also a team that boasts high results.
Here - in 4 of the last 6 matches of Borussia Dortmund (official and friendly) there were 6+ goals .
And in the last two direct matches between these rivals, a total of 10 goals have been scored.
Bochum - statistics and info
Bochum is currently 15th in the Bundesliga.
But despite being just above the danger zone, they have won 4 of their last 6 league games .
They are currently just three points ahead of 16th-placed Stuttgart. But Bochum should take confidence from their current form.
As the team enters this match on the back of a 5-2 win over Hoffenheim in the last round of the championship.
The goals that secured the resounding success for Thomas Lech's side were the work of:
- striker Philipp Hoffmann
- midfielder Philip Forster
- Japanese forward Takuma Asano
- Serbian central defender Erhan Masovic
- striker Moritz Broszynski
The fact that 5 different footballers signed up for the match cannot help but please their manager.
The German Cup is hardly among Bochum's main priorities at the moment.
But a possible win over Dortmund would provide a huge morale boost for the important league games ahead.
Borussia Dortmund - stats and info
On the other hand, Borussia Dortmund are likely to take the German Cup seriously.
BVB are third in the Bundesliga and only three points separate them from league leaders Bayern Munich.
But manager Edin Terzic is aware that this tournament is perhaps his side's best chance of winning a trophy this season.
The yellow and black strengthened the team somewhat in January.
Signing young Belgian striker Julien Duranville and Norwegian right-back Julian Ryerson.
The big news, however, was the return of star forward Sebastien Haller .
Who made a positive impact after his recent debut.
Borussia Dortmund recorded a convincing success at the weekend by beating Freiburg 5-1.
Goals were scored by:
- central defender Niko Schlotterbeck
- striker Karim Adeyemi
- striker Sebastien Haller
- midfielder Julian Brandt
- American striker Giovanni Reyna
This shows that both Dortmund and Bochum have versatile players who can each score .
Squads and injured footballers
Lineup: Riemann; Janko, Ordec, Masovic, Soares; Lozila, Kunde; Asano, Stoger, Holtmann; Hoffman
Injured: Esser, Gamboa, Grave
Lineup: Male; Wolff, Sule, Hummels, Guerreiro; Dahoud, Yozcan; Adeyemi, Raina, Malen; Mukoko
Injured: Kamara, Moray
Questionable : Meunier, Ryerson
Matches between Bochum and Dortmund
|Dortmund 3:0 Bochum
|Dortmund 3:4 Bochum
|Bochum 1:1 Dortmund
|Dortmund 1:3 Bochum
|Dortmund 1:3 Bochum
|Bochum 2:2 Dortmund