Bundesliga VfL Bochum VS Bayern München – Match Prediction and Betting Tips

On Sunday, Bayern Munich, the current Bundesliga champions, will play against VfL Bochum. After losing their first two games of the season, the hosts could scarcely be playing the European giants at a worse moment. Even though Thomas Reis’ team finished 13th and had 42 points overall, they had survived their first Bundesliga season since 2010. This time things appear to be more difficult for them.

On the first day, they lost 2-1 at home to Mainz 05 thanks to two excellent headers from Karim Onisiwo, and the next game, Die Unabsteigbaren blew a two-goal advantage against Hoffenheim. Simon Zoller scored twice in just four minutes to excite the away supporters.

Team Analysis

Bochum’s injury woes continue as only seven of a potential nine substitutes were named last weekend. In addition to Jannes Horn (thigh), Jacek Goralski (eye), Gerrit Holtmann (knee), Christopher Antwi-Adjei, Kostas Stafylidis, and Patrick Osterhage (all muscle), Danilo Soares is unquestionably out due to a hip injury. Reis appears to have little need to risk any of these players ahead of more winnable forthcoming matches. Thus it would be a surprise if he made any changes to his starting XI despite his team’s embarrassing performance against Hoffenheim.

Nagelsmann could use the exact starting lineup for the fourth straight game.

The only little uncertainty therein relates to Serge Gnabry’s hand injury, which required Leroy Sane to take his place at halftime of Bayern’s victory over Wolfsburg. This was only a precaution, and the former Arsenal winger won’t be willing to relinquish his spot after having played so well in the first few games of the season. With a chronic knee problem, Leon Goretzka is still sidelined, while Eric Choupo-Moting is also questionable due to the groin strain that has kept him out this season.

VfL Bochum starting lineup prediction:
Riemann; Gamboa, Ordets, Heintz; Osei-Tutu, Losilla, Stoger, Janko; Asano; Zoller, Hofmann

Bayern Munich possible starting prediction:
Neuer; Pavard, Upamecano, Hernandez, Davies; Sabitzer, Kimmich; Gnabry, Muller, Musiala; Mane

Match prediction

The visitors are already in control and are sitting at the top of the table with 6 points, while the hosts start the weekend one spot off the bottom of the standings with 0 points. After losing 3-2 to 1899 Hoffenheim last weekend in the Bundesliga, VfL Bochum enters this game. After just 13 minutes of play, VfL Bochum had already taken a 2-0 lead in the contest. Sadly, things only worsened; after giving up two goals in the first half, VfL Bochum let up the winning goal in the 88th minute.

With that outcome, VfL Bochum has already dropped both Bundesliga games this year after losing 2-1 to Mainz at home on the opening weekend. With 13 minutes left in the game, Mainz scored the game-winning goal with the score tied at 1-1 at the half. Trends indicate that VfL Bochum has dropped three straight Bundesliga games. In all six of VfL Bochum’s recent games, including their two most recent home Bundesliga games. In 3 of their previous 5 Bundesliga home games, VfL Bochum has given up two or more goals.

Bayern München travels to the Vonovia Ruhrstadion after defeating Wolfsburg 2-0 at home earlier in the season. The hosts had to wait until the 33rd minute to go on the board, but they later added a second goal to take over the game. With their convincing 6-1 victory over Europa League champion Eintracht Frankfurt earlier this season, Bayern Munich has now won two straight Bundesliga games. Bayern München scored five goals without answering in a devastating first-half performance, and with the three points secured, they could afford to ease up in the second half.

According to trends, Bayern München has won 27 of its last 31 games across all competitions. According to away form, only two losses have occurred in their previous 12 road league games in the Bundesliga. Both teams scored in 5 of Bayern Munich’s last six road league games.

Bayern München should easily win this game as they attempt to rule the Bundesliga again this year. We anticipate goals from both teams, but Bayern Munich has the potential to win by as many as four or five goals.

Bundesliga VfL Bochum VS Bayern München – Match Prediction and Betting Tips

Mahimantha Chathuranga

I'm a football enthusiastic & sports analyst based in Sri Lanka. admin@soccerlk.com

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