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Hertha Berlin vs VfL Bochum Live Stream, Predictions
VfL Bochum journey to Olympiastadion Berlin on Saturday for the Bundesliga 1 meeting with hosts Hertha Berlin.
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📏 Form Guide
Hertha Berlin will be looking for an improved result here following the 5-2 Bundesliga 1 defeat in their last game at the hands of Cologne.
In that match, Hertha Berlin managed 37% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 3 on target. For Hertha Berlin, the scorers were Lucas Tousart (18') and Stevan Jovetić (33'). For their opponents, Köln had 31 attempts at goal with 16 on target. Davie Selke (8'), Timo Hübers (39', 69'), Ellyes Skhiri (43') and Denis Huseinbašić (81') scored for Cologne.
Matches involving Hertha Berlin have usually been absorbing encounters recently with plenty of scoring the rule rather than the exception. Over their past half dozen games, the sum total of 26 goals have been recorded for both teams combined (at an average of 4.33 goals per game) with 8 of those accredited to Hertha Berlin.
Ahead of this clash, Hertha Berlin have left without a victory over VfL Bochum in their last 2 league matches.
VfL Bochum will go into the encounter following a 3-2 Bundesliga 1 win to defeat Augsburg in their previous fixture.
In that game, VfL Bochum managed 55% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 8 of them on target. For VfL Bochum, the goals were scored by Christopher Antwi-Adjei (2') and Anthony Losilla (62'). Augsburg had 13 attempts at goal with 2 on target. Arne Maier (29'), Jeffrey Gouweleeuw (59' Own goal) and Kelvin Yeboah (85') scored for Augsburg.
Indicating their predisposition for action-packed matches, we’ve had goals 22 times in the last 6 matches in which VfL Bochum have played, yielding an average of 3.67 goals per fixture. Opposition teams have hit 14 of those goals. We shall soon see if that trend will be sustained into this next match.
Going into this contest, VfL Bochum have not won away from home in their last 3 matches in the league.
↔️ Head to head
Checking on their most recent head-to-head clashes going back to 11/04/2011 shows us that Hertha Berlin have won 4 of these & VfL Bochum 1, with the tally of drawn games being 1.
An aggregate of 16 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 11 for Hertha and 5 netted by Bochum. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.67.
The last league encounter between these clubs was Bundesliga 1 match day 16 on 21/01/2023 and the score finished VfL Bochum 3-1 Hertha Berlin.
That day, VfL Bochum managed 49% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. The goals were scored by Philipp Hofmann (22', 56') and Keven Schlotterbeck (44').
Hertha Berlin had 11 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. Suat Serdar (87') scored.
The match was refereed by Martin Petersen.
ℹ️ Team News: Hertha Berlin
Looking at personnel, there is just a single fitness concern for the Hertha Berlin gaffer Pál Dárdai to contend with due to a largely intact group of players. Kelian Nsona (Knee Surgery) is out of contention. Jessic Ngankam will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
It seems likely that Hertha look set to make use of the 4-2-3-1 system for this game, beginning the first half with Oliver Christensen, Jonjoe Kenny, Agustin Rogel, Marc-Oliver Kempf, Marvin Plattenhardt, Lucas Tousart, Marton Dardai, Dodi Lukebakio, F. Niederlechner, Marco Richter and Stevan Jovetic.
ℹ️ Team News: VfL Bochum
VfL Bochum boss Thomas Letsch has not got a full squad to pick from. Patrick Osterhage (Muscle Injury), Mohammed Tolba (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Moritz Broschinski (Ill) are not able to play.
We believe Bochum seem most likely to elect for a 4-2-3-1 lineup with a starting lineup of Manuel Riemann, Saidy Janko, Ivan Ordets, Erhan Masovic, Danilo Soares, Anthony Losilla, Kevin Stoeger, Takuma Asano, Philipp Foerster, C. Antwi-Adjej and Philipp Hofmann.
We think that VfL Bochum might have a difficult job to be putting a goal past this Hertha Berlin outfit who we think might well score & stay on top.
We’re therefore predicting a hard-fought 1-0 win for Hertha Berlin at full-time.
Little in this one.
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Peter Guest, 00:40 16/05/2023
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Olympiastadion Berlin (74,475)
Captain: Marvin Plattenhardt
Chairman: Kay Bernstein
Manager: Pál Dárdai
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 18
🔑 Star Man: Dodi Lukébakio
Mostly playing in the Striker position, Dodi Lukébakio was born in Asse, Belgium. After having played his first senior match for RSC Anderlecht in the 2015 - 2016 season, the gifted Forward has accumulated 11 league goals in the Bundesliga 2022 - 2023 season to date coming from a total of 31 appearances.
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