Thursday, June 1, 2023

Prediction: Eintracht Frankfurt vs Bochum

Tom Dunstan in Bundesliga, Free Soccer Predictions 29 Mar 2023


Verdict: Both teams to score

Best Odds: 4/5

Bookmaker: Unibet

Desperate to claim a crucial Bundesliga boost on Friday night, Eintracht Frankfurt will welcome Bochum to Deutsche Bank Park.

Eintracht Frankfurt

Starting with the hosts, while Eintracht Frankfurt might have opened 2023 with their sights set on claiming a top-four finish this season, the Eagles have largely come crashing back down to earth over recent times. Last seen heading into the international break with a routine 2-0 loss away at Union Berlin, it does appear there could be some growing pressure on Oliver Glasner’s shoulders. Crashing out of the Champions League on March 15th following a 5-0 aggregate hammering at the hands of Napoli, the former Wolfsburg boss finds his side in the midst of a six-match winless run across all competitions. Showing some rather glaring defensive issues over the past six weeks, Frankfurt should be glad to make a return to Deutsche Bank Park on Friday night. Although Glasner’s side might mark their return seeking a much-needed boost, it should be noted that the Eagles have collected 13 points from their last five Bundesliga contests on home soil.

Team News

Picking up a costly booking against Union Berlin last time out, defender Tuta will serve a one-match suspension on Friday night. Likewise, the duo of Jesper Lindstrom and Almamy Toure will once again miss out here.

Bagging 11 Bundesliga strikes this season and gaining a string of plaudits from across Europe, 24-year-old Randal Kolo Muani will spearhead Frankfurt’s attack this weekend. The French international will be joined in attack by Daichi Kamada.


As for the visitors, although Bochum might still be looking over their shoulder at a looming relegation scrap, the Undescendables did enter the international break enjoying a crucial boost. Last seen claiming a stellar 1-0 victory at home against German heavyweights RB Leipzig on March 18th, Thomas Letsch’s men have come skyrocketing out of the drop zone. Now securing back-to-back Bundesliga wins for the first time since back in November, the Blues will be desperate to spring a major upset on Friday night. Likewise, while the former Austria Wien boss might find his side tipped as a real underdog pick here, Bochum should be excited by their most recent meeting against the top-four dreamers. Putting in what was a season-best display on October 8th when they welcomed Frankfurt to the Vonovia-Ruhrstadion, Letsch’s side claimed a remarkable 3-0 romp. Simply looking to widen their buffer over the bottom-three, some in Letsch’s camp could be smelling the chance to spring a shock upset this weekend.

Team News

Bochum will travel to Frankfurt on Friday night without 31-year-old Danilo Soares as the defender serves a one-match suspension. However, bagging back-to-back strikes prior to the international break, Erhan Masovic will lead Letsch’s charge this weekend.

Although Cristian Gamboa might be inching towards a return from a long-term knee injury, the Costa Rica international should settle for a spot on the bench here.

Key Factors to Consider

    • When Friday’s opponents last met back on October 8th, Bochum claimed a stunning 3-0 victory at the Vonovia-Ruhrstadion.
    • Eintracht Frankfurt mark their return from the international break in the midst of a six-match winless run across all competitions.
    • However, the Eagles have collected 13 points from their last five Bundesliga appearances at Deutsche Bank Park.
    • Including a 1-0 win against RB Leipzig last time out, Bochum have secured back-to-back Bundesliga victories for the first time since November.
    • Serbian international Erhan Masovic has recorded four Bundesliga strikes in his last seven appearances.


    Although Eintracht Frankfurt might mark their return from the international break tipped as a landslide pick to claim a crucial boost, the Eagles could be set for a tough test here. Suffering a remarkable 3-0 drumming when they traveled to Vonovia-Ruhrstadion back on October 8th, Bochum were riding a recent wave of momentum prior to the fortnight interval. Stunning German giants RB Leipzig last time out as they clinched a 1-0 victory on home soil, Friday’s guests could be smelling the chance to spring another Bundesliga upset. However, with Frankfurt collecting 13 points from just their last five top-flight appearances at Deutsche Bank Park, Glasner’s downbeat squad will know they can not afford another slip-up here. In a contest that tends to produce plenty of chances, we are backing both teams to find the net here.

    Verdict: Both teams to score

    Best Odds: 4/5

    Bookmaker: Unibet


    Tom Dunstan

    Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
    Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan



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