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The Bundesliga 1 match at Vonovia Ruhrstadion on Sunday will see home side VfL Bochum fighting it out with Hertha Berlin.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the VfL Bochum v Hertha Berlin game - along with the latest match odds.
VfL Bochum will be hoping to return to winning ways here following the 2-1 Bundesliga 1 loss in their previous game against Cologne.
In that match, VfL Bochum had 29% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target. The scorer for VfL Bochum was Simon Zoller (94'). 1. FC Köln had 22 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Louis Schaub (82') and Tim Lemperle (91') scored for Cologne.
It’s been seldom in recent games that VfL Bochum have shown defensive steel. In fact, VfL Bochum have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 matches, giving up 6 goals along the way. Such a pattern isn’t assured to be sustained here, though.
Their previous form shows that VfL Bochum:
- have not won against Hertha Berlin in their previous 5 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their previous 5 home league matches.
After tasting defeat last time out to Bayern Munich in Bundesliga 1 competition, Hertha Berlin and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that match, Hertha Berlin had 36% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 3 on target. On the other side, Bayern München had 15 shots on goal with 6 on target. Thomas Müller (6'), Robert Lewandowski (35', 70', 84') and Jamal Musiala (49') scored for Bayern Munich.
It has become apparent that Hertha Berlin have had real problems scoring goals over their last six clashes, recording the poor return of just 4. In those fixtures, Hertha have also seen the overall goal tally of opposing teams equal 12.
Looking at their past form shows that Hertha Berlin:
- remain unbeaten by VfL Bochum when having played them away from home in the previous 2 league games.
- are without a win away from home in their last 3 league matches.
Head to head
Checking on their prior head-to-head clashes stretching back to 23/08/2009 shows that VfL Bochum have won 1 of these games & Hertha Berlin 4, with the number of draws being 1.
A sum of 9 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 1 of them for Bochum and 8 netted by Hertha. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 1.5.
The previous league clash featuring the two was Bundesliga 2 match day 27 on 30/03/2013 which ended up with the score at Hertha Berlin 2-0 VfL Bochum.
The referee was Tobias Stieler.
Team News: VfL Bochum
Cristian Gamboa (Ligament Injury), Luis Hartwig (Tear in the abductor muscle), Takuma Asano (Pulled hamstring at the adductors) and Paul Grave (Shoulder Injury) will be missing for VfL Bochum boss Thomas Reis.
Team News: Hertha Berlin
Hertha Berlin manager Pál Dárdai has to currently contend with reduced team options. Kevin-Prince Boateng (Back trouble), Márton Dárdai (Ankle Injury), Rune Jarstein (Corona virus) and Krzysztof Piatek (Ankle Fracture) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
It’s looking like Hertha Berlin and VfL Bochum could both well score here although it’s hard to see a clear-cut winner.
Let’s see how it plays out, but a draw is looking likely to us. That’s why we have predicted a close game with a 1-1 score draw at the end of the 90 minutes.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Vonovia Ruhrstadion (27,599)
Captain: Anthony Losilla
Chairman: Hans-Peter Villis
Manager: Thomas Reis
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 11, DFB-Pokal (Second Round)