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Prediction: VfL Bochum vs TSG 1899 Hoffenheim

Jamie Jones in Bundesliga, Free Soccer Predictions 24 Apr 2024

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Prediction: TSG 1899 Hoffenheim to win 2-1

Best Odds: 9/1

Bookmaker: Zetbet

VfL Bochum and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim will lock horns in the Bundesliga this week. The match between Heiko Butscher’s side and Pellegrino Matarazzo’s team will be held at Vonovia-Ruhrstadion and is scheduled to kick off at 7:30 pm UK time on Friday.

VfL Bochum

VfL Bochum are a modest club in Germany who are happy to be just in the Bundesliga. They finished 14th in the Bundesliga table last season and could end up in the bottom three in the standings this time around.

Heiko Butscher’s side are third from bottom in the Bundesliga table at the moment with 27 points from 30 matches. They are level on points with Mainz in 15th and are five points ahead of Koln, who are now 17th in the standings.

VfL Bochum will head into the Bundesliga game against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim this week on the back of a 1-0 defeat to VfL Wolfsburg away from home in the Bundesliga. It came after a 1-1 draw with 1. FC Heidenheim 1846 in front of their fans in the league which came after a 2-1 defeat at the hands of FC Cologne on the road in the Bundesliga.

Team News:

VfL Bochum are likely to line up in a 4-2-3-1 formation. Manuel Riemann will be the goalkeeper. Felix Passlack, Erhan Masovic, Keven Schlotterbeck and Bernardo will be the four defenders. Anthony Losilla and Patrick Osterhage will be the two holding midfielders. Matus Bero, Kevin Stöger and Takuma Asano will be the attacking midfielders. Philipp Hofmann will be the centre-forward for VfL Bochum.

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim are a well-known and well-supported club in the Bundesliga who tend to do well in the Bundesliga. They finished as high as 12th in the league table last season and could end up in the top half of the standings this time around.

Pellegrino Matarazzo’s side are ninth in the Bundesliga table at the moment with 39 points from 30 matches. TSG 1899 Hoffenheim are six points behind  Eintracht Frankfurt, who are sixth in the standings and occupy the final European spot.

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim will head into the Bundesliga match against VfL Bochum this week on the back of a 4-3 victory over Borussia Monchengladbach at home in the league. It came after a 4-1 defeat at the hands of Mainz on the road in the Bundesliga which followed a 3-1 victory over FC Augsburg in front of their fans in the league.

Team News:

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim are likely to line up in a 3-5-2 formation against VfL Bochum. Oliver Baumann will be in goal for the home team. Ozan Kabak, Florian Grillitsch and Tim Drexler will be the three defenders. Grischa Prömel, Umut Tohumcu and Andrej Kramaric will be the three midfielders. Pavel Kaderabek and Robert Skov will be the two wingers. Wout Weghorst and Maximilian Beier will be the two centre-forwards.

Key Factors to Consider

  • VfL Bochum have won 5 of their 30 Bundesliga matches this season.
  • TSG 1899 Hoffenheim have lost 3 of their last 5 Bundesliga matches.
  • TSG 1899 Hoffenheim have conceded 60 goals in 30 Bundesliga games this season.
  • VfL Bochum have scored 34 goals in 30 Bundesliga matches this campaign.
  • TSG 1899 Hoffenheim have scored 53 goals in 30 Bundesliga games this season.

Conclusion

VfL Bochum have been one of the worst teams in the Bundesliga and could get relegated to the second tier of the German domestic league. TSG 1899 Hoffenheim are a better team and should be able to pick up all three points from the Bundesliga game.

Prediction: TSG 1899 Hoffenheim to win 2-1

Best Odds: 9/1

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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