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The Bundesliga 1 game at Sportpark Ronhof Thomas Sommer on Saturday sees home side Greuther Furth ready themselves for the visit of VfL Bochum.
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Greuther Furth will be hoping for a better result after a 3-1 Bundesliga 1 losing effort in their last game against Cologne.
In that match, Greuther Furth had 32% possession and 6 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Greuther Furth was Marco Meyerhöfer (7'). On the other side, 1. FC Köln got 18 attempts on goal with 8 on target. Sebastian Andersson (50') and Ellyes Skhiri (55', 89') scored for Cologne.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent games that Greuther Furth have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. In fact, Greuther Furth have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, shipping 14 goals along the way. Let’s find out whether or not that trend can be sustained in this game.
Coming into this clash, Greuther Furth have not won at home in their last 3 matches in the league.
Following on from being beaten in their last game against RB Leipzig in Bundesliga 1 competition, VfL Bochum and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that match, VfL Bochum managed 40% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. RB Leipzig had 16 shots at goal with 9 on target. André Silva (69') and Christopher Nkunku (73', 78') scored for RB Leipzig.
The forward players for VfL Bochum have suffered from a shortage of goals over their previous 6 encounters, contributing the unsatisfactory return of just 4. In those fixtures, Bochum have also seen the overall goal tally against them equal 15.
Coming into this clash, VfL Bochum are without a win away from home in their last 6 league games.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head meetings going back to 02/11/2018, both clubs have shared the honours with Greuther Furth winning 2 of those games, VfL Bochum 2 and 2 being drawn in normal time.
There were also plenty of goals scored in those games, 22 in all at an average of 3.67 goals per match.
The previous league fixture between the two was Bundesliga 2 match day 24 on 06/03/2021 which ended up with the score at Greuther Furth 1-2 VfL Bochum.
The match was refereed by Sven Jablonski.
Team News: Greuther Furth
The Greuther Furth manager Stefan Leitl has no fitness worries whatsoever before this match owing to a fully healthy squad available to select from.
Team News: VfL Bochum
VfL Bochum manager Thomas Reis has a number of players out of action. Luis Hartwig (Tear in the abductor muscle), Simon Zoller (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Paul Grave (Shoulder Injury), Herbert Bockhorn (Pulled hamstring at the adductors) and Maxim Leitsch (Thigh Problems) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
Our thinking is that VfL Bochum have the ability to break down this Greuther Furth outfit, although that might not be as many as they’ll concede.
We’re expecting a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 victory for Greuther Furth at the end of the 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Sportpark Ronhof Thomas Sommer (15,606)
Captain: Branimir Hrgota
Chairman: Fred Höfler
Manager: Stefan Leitl
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 18
🔑 Key Player: Branimir Hrgota
Regularly played in the Right Wing position, Branimir Hrgota was born in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Having made a first senior appearance for Jönköpings Södra IF in the 2011 season, the goalscoring Forward has netted 2 league goals in the Bundesliga 2021 - 2022 campaign to date coming from a total of 7 appearances.