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Prediction: Borussia Dortmund vs VfL Bochum

Jamie Jones in Bundesliga, Free Soccer Predictions 25 Jan 2024

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Prediction: Borussia Dortmund to win 4-0

Best Odds: 16/1

Bookmaker: Zetbet

Borussia Dortmund and VfL Bochum will lock horns with each other in the Bundesliga this weekend. The match between Edin Terzic’s side and Thomas Letsch’s team will be held at the Signal Iduna Park and is scheduled to kick off at 4:30 pm UK time on Sunday.

Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund are one of the biggest clubs in Germany who regularly challenge for the Bundesliga title and compete in the UEFA Champions League. However, things are not going very well for Dortmund at the moment, and it is now unlikely that they will win the Bundesliga title this season.

Dortmund are fifth in the Bundesliga table at the moment with 33 points from 18 matches. They are level on points with fourth-placed RB Leipzig and are 15 points behind leaders Bayer Leverkusen.

Edin Terzic’s side will head into the Bundesliga match against VfL Bochum on the back of a 4-0 victory over 1. FC Koln away from home in the Bundesliga. It came after a 3-0 victory over Darmstadt 98 on the road in the league which followed a 1-1 draw with Mainz 05 at home in the Bundesliga.

Team News:

Borussia Dortmund are likely to line up in a 4-3-3 formation. Gregor Kobel will be in goal for the visiting team. Thomas Meunier, Niklas Sule, Nico Schlotterbeck and Ian Maatsen will be the four defenders. Julian Brandt, Salih Ozcan and Marcel Sabitzer will be the three midfielders. Donyell Malen, Niclas Füllkrug and Jadon Sancho will be the three forwards.

VfL Bochum

VfL Bochum are a modest club in Germany who finished 14th in the Bundesliga table last season. They will be happy to finish in a similar position this time around, but there is a chance that they could get relegated at the end of the campaign.

Thomas Letsch’s side are 14th in the Bundesliga table at the moment with 20 points from 18 matches. VfL Bochum are nine points above the relegation zone. Although they are in a decent position at the moment, they cannot get complacent.

VfL Bochum will head into the Bundesliga match against Borussia Dortmund on the back of a 1-0 victory over VfB Stuttgart at home in the Bundesliga. It came after a 1-1 draw with Werder Bremen in front of their fans in the league which came after a 4-0 defeat at the hands of Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga.

Team News:

VfL Bochum are likely to line up in a 4-4-2 formation. Manuel Riemann will be in goal for the visiting team. Tim Oermann, Noah Loosli, Erhan Masovic and Bernardo will be the four defenders. Anthony Losilla and Patrick Osterhage will be the central midfielders. Matus Bero and Philipp Förster will be two wingers. Christopher Antwi-Adjei and Gonçalo Paciência will be the two centre-forwards.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Donyell Malen has scored 7 goals in 17 Bundesliga matches for Borussia Dortmund this season.
  • Julian Brandt has scored 6 goals and given 8 assists in 18 Bundesliga matches for Borussia Dortmund this season.
  • VfL Bochum have won 2 and lost 2 of their last 5 Bundesliga games.
  • VfL Bochum have won 4 out of their 18 Bundesliga matches this season.
  • Borussia Dortmund have scored 37 goals in 18 Bundesliga games this season.

Conclusion

VfL Bochum are in danger of getting relegated from the Bundesliga at the end of the season. It is hard to see Borussia Dortmund slip up in this game. They have the better team and are at home. Anything but a comfortable home win will be a massive surprise.

Prediction: Borussia Dortmund to win 4-0

Best Odds: 16/1

Bookmaker: Zetbet

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Jones


Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.

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