Bochum vs Augsburg – Prediction, and Match Preview
Bochum vs Augsburg – After losing to Borussia Mönchengladbach last time out by a score of 2-0 in Bundesliga 1, VfL Bochum will be seeking to rebound here.
In that contest, VfL Bochum had 45% of the possession and 2 of its 14 shots on goal were on goal. Eight of the 24 shots that Borussia Mönchengladbach took at goal were on target.
Lars Stindl (91′) and Jonas Hofmann (35′) both scored goals for Borussia Mönchengladbach. In recent years, VfL Bochum has rarely been able to avoid conceding.
They will be troubled by the fact that VfL Bochum has conceded 13 goals while being scored against in six of their last six games. VfL Bochum had lost their last three league games at home prior to this encounter.
Following their most recent game, Augsburg entered the match with a 1-0 win over Union Berlin in Bundesliga 1. In that game, Augsburg had 38% of the possession and made 13 shots on goal, three of which were successful.
Dion Drena Beljo was the lone scorer for Augsburg (53′). 12 shots on goal were made by Union Berlin, and 5 of them were successful. With 8 goals in their past 6 games, Augsburg has been attacking well in their most recent games.
This doesn’t hide the reality that Augsburg has had some defensive issues, as goals have been scored against them in 5 of those same games. Let’s see if that pattern continues into the following game. In the previous 11 league games, Augsburg had not earned a victory away from home. It’s definitely not a good run.
Bochum vs Augsburg – Betting Analysis
An analysis of their previous head-to-head matches, which date back to 12/09/2010, reveals that VfL Bochum has won three of them and Augsburg has won two, with one game being drawn.
During those matches, the two clubs combined for 15 goals, with 7 for Bochum and 8 for Augsburg. That equals 2.5 goals per game on average.
The previous league matchup between these clubs took place on Bundesliga 1 Match Day 15 on November 12, 2022, and was won by Augsburg 0–1 over VfL Bochum. On that particular day, Augsburg had 55% of the ball in the net on 19 of their tries.
VfL Bochum made 11 attempts on goal, four of which were successful. The goal was scored by Christopher Antwi-Adjei (58′). Felix Brych served as the referee for the game.
For VfL Bochum manager Thomas Letsch, Paul Grave (shoulder injury) and Mohammed Tolba (cruciate ligament rupture) will be unable to participate.
in Manuel Riemann, Cristian Gamboa, Ivan Ordets, Erhan Masovic, Danilo Soares, Anthony Losilla, Keven Schlotterbeck, Takuma Asano, Simon Zoller, Philipp Hofmann, and C. Antwi-Adjej, it appears like Bochum will play this game in a 4-2-1-3 formation.
Enrico Maaßen, the manager of Augsburg, does not have a full roster to choose from. Injuries to the shoulders of Rafal Gikiewicz, André Hahn, Iago, Fredrik Jensen, Tobias Strobl, a ruptured cruciate ligament in Reece Oxford, and a meniscal injury in Julian Baumgartlinger prevent them from being available for selection.
With Tomá Koubek, Mads Pedersen, Maximilian Bauer, Jeffrey Gouweleeuw, Felix Uduokhai, Arne Maier, Niklas Dorsch, Elvis Rexhbecaj, Ruben Vargas, Dion Beljo, and Ermedin Demirovic starting the game, Augsburg appears to be the team most likely to choose a 4-4-2 system.
Although it’s possible that Augsburg won’t score as many goals against VfL Bochum as they did against other teams, we think they have the capacity to overcome this team.
What are the top odds for this match?
Checking the betting prices for this game on the 90 min. result market, the win for VfL Bochum is available for 2.17, backing a draw is 3.62 and taking a punt on a victory for Augsburg gets 3.2. Those are the top prices that can be secured as of now.
Bochum vs Augsburg – Head -to- Head
Our Prediction: Over 1.5 Goals