VfL Bochum will be hoping to bounce back here after a 2-1 Bundesliga 2 losing effort in their last game against Eintracht Braunschweig.
The only player to score from VfL Bochum was Simon Zoller (5'). Fabio Kaufmann (23') and Nick Proschwitz (67') scored for Eintracht Braunschweig.
Thomas Reis’s VfL Bochum have found the net 7 times over their last six outings. Conversely, the number of goals that have been scored against them in those same games is 6.
Pre-game facts show that VfL Bochum:
- have not been beaten in the league by Erzgebirge Aue in their last 2 matches.
- haven’t been defeated in their previous 7 league matches at home.
- are without a home win in the past 3 matches in the league.
Following on from a losing effort in their last game against Hamburg in Bundesliga 2 action, Erzgebirge Aue and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
Manuel Wintzheimer (17'), Sonny Kittel (57') and Khaled Narey (72') scored for Hamburg.
The stats tell the story, and Erzgebirge Aue have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, conceding 8 goals overall. In defence, Aue have been far from perfect.
Coming into this fixture, Erzgebirge Aue have not registered a win against VfL Bochum when they’ve played them away from home in the last 6 league matches. Not good.
Head to head
A look at their most recent head-to-head clashes dating back to 26/11/2017 tells us that VfL Bochum have won 4 of these & Erzgebirge Aue 1, with the tally of draws being 1.
A combined total of 18 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 11 from Bochum and 7 for Aue. That’s an average goals per game of 3.
Team News: VfL Bochum
Availability isn’t a big problem, with just one fitness concern for the VfL Bochum gaffer Thomas Reis to contend with thanks to an almost full-strength squad. Saulo Decarli (Infection) is sidelined.
Team News: Erzgebirge Aue
Aue manager Dirk Schuster has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Gaëtan Bussmann (Calf Problems) and Fabian Kalig (Cartilage Damage) are not ready for selection.
We feel that Erzgebirge Aue have it within them to find the net against this VfL Bochum team, but that might not be as many as they’ll concede.
Our selection here is for a close game with a 2-1 win for VfL Bochum by the time that the referee blows the final whistle. Looking forward to this.
What are the top odds for the game?
Turning to the betting odds on the WDW market, a win for VfL Bochum is available for 1.95, a bet on a drawn result is 3.6 & putting your money on victory for Erzgebirge Aue can get you 4.05. Those are the top bets that can be secured at present.