Regensburg journey to Vonovia Ruhrstadion on Sunday for the Bundesliga 2 meeting with home team VfL Bochum.
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VfL Bochum will be looking to improve on their last outing here following the 3-1 Bundesliga 2 defeat in their last game at the hands of Darmstadt.
In that match, VfL Bochum had 65% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 2 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for VfL Bochum was Robert Tesche (74'). For their opponents, SV Darmstadt 98 got 12 shots at goal with 6 on target. Christian Clemens (79') and Serdar Dursun (81', 86') scored for Darmstadt.
Three or more goals per game were seen in 5 of the last 6 meetings where VfL Bochum have been involved. Their opponents scored 10 of them in this period whereas Bochum managed to get a total of 12. Such a pattern might not be carried forward into this next game, of course.
Coming into this contest, VfL Bochum are unbeaten in their previous 2 home league matches.
In the game prior to this, Regensburg drew 1-1 in the Bundesliga 2 match with Hamburg.
In that match, Regensburg managed 33% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Regensburg was Andreas Albers (45'). Hamburger SV had 17 shots on goal with 10 on target. Sonny Kittel (82') was the scorer for Hamburg.
The strike force from Regensburg have had real problems scoring goals over their last six clashes, netting the poor return of only 4. In those fixtures, Regensburg have also seen the collective goal tally of opposing teams equal 9.
Head to head
A look at their past head to head meetings dating back to 13/05/2018 tells us that VfL Bochum have won 1 of these games and Regensburg 3, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 2.
A lot of goals were also scored during this period, 22 overall which averages out at 3.67 goals per meeting.
The previous league meeting between the two was Bundesliga 2 match day 15 on 10/01/2021 and the score finished Regensburg 0-2 VfL Bochum.
The referee was Marco Fritz.
Team News: VfL Bochum
Vasilios Lampropoulos (Muscle Injury), Manuel Riemann (Hand fracture) and Danny Blum (Calf Injury) will not be taking part for Bochum gaffer Thomas Reis.
Team News: Regensburg
Owing to an otherwise full-strength group, there’s only the sole fitness problem for the Regensburg manager Mersad Selimbegović to be concerned about. Sebastian Nachreiner (Torn Muscle Fibre) won’t be in action. Benedikt Gimber is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
VfL Bochum will most probably dominate on the ball and be rewarded with decent chances.
However, Regensburg might well find it a difficult task to score a goal of their own although we do see them hitting back at some stage here.
Our selection here is for a pretty comfortable 3-1 win for VfL Bochum after 90 minutes.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Vonovia Ruhrstadion (29,299)
Captain: Anthony Losilla
Chairman: Hans-Peter Villis
Manager: Thomas Reis
Competitions: Bundesliga 2 position 1
🔑 Star Player: Robert Tesche
Mostly played in the Centre Midfield position, Robert Tesche was born in Wismar, Germany. After having made a senior debut playing for Arminia Bielefeld in the 2006 - 2007 season, the gifted Midfielder has managed to score 7 league goals in the Bundesliga 2 2020 - 2021 season so far coming from a total of 31 appearances.