The last game day before the winter break in the second league once again ensured that the pursuers started with plenty of headwater in the preparation. Both Hamburger SV, and 1. FC Köln conceded unexpected defeats a few days before Christmas, benefited mainly by the FC St. Pauli and as a third now only two points behind the first direct promotion place has. Also, the VfL Bochum continues to dream of a return to the Bundesliga, especially since the team of coach Robin Dutt with the 3-2 victory at the Cologne on matchday 18 was partly responsible for the fact that the “Effzeh” the gap to the competition does not increase could.
Football Betting Tips Bochum vs Duisburg
As part of the 19th matchday on Tuesday evening at 18:30 clock comes to the game VfL Bochum against Duisburg. According to the odds, the Ruhrpottler are considered favorites, which is primarily related to the fact that the zebras presented in the last few games of the past calendar year hardly competitive and lost four times in a row. Because, however, it can be assumed that the experienced Torsten Lieberknecht has turned in the right direction in the preparation and the team will therefore hardly be recognizable, the prediction for a close match between Bochum and Duisburg is not completely out of thin air. In any case, betting odds for a home win may be too low to identify a reasonable value, right?
Bochum – Statistics & Current Form
The football year ended in 2018 for Bochum with an almost impossible success story. Three days before Christmas, the Ruhr pots won their away game at 1.FC Köln 3-2 and offered perhaps the best performance of the entire season so far. This success after two previously bitter defeats to direct competitors Union Berlin and St. Pauli was enormously important, since virtually the last spark of hope for a return to the Bundesliga could be maintained. Although the gap to the third placed is still seven points, but the playful strong Bochumern may be confident in a positive run in the remainder of the round under certain circumstances. Whether this, however, can be rung on Tuesday evening with a threesome against the MSV Duisburg, is an open question, because despite in the top outstanding performances in front of home crowd, it was missing in the sum of the necessary consistency in the Vonovia Ruhr Stadium.
VfL won five matches in front of their own fans, drew once and left the field in the other three cases as losers. Interestingly, the former first division team, especially against the supposedly inferior clubs from the basement or the midfield difficult. For example, Dynamo Dresden abducted all three points from Bochum. In addition, against Aue, Darmstadt, Sandhausen or Bielefeld victories with only one goal difference, where the host sometimes quite lucky.
In addition, the winter preparation was not completely easy. None of the three friendly matches against CSKA Sofia, Dynamo Kiev or 1. FC Köln decided the Dutt-Elf for themselves. To what extent the possibly cracked self-confidence after only three wins from the recent twelve games will play a role, we learn on Tuesday evening, when the greater pressure is certainly on the shoulders of the table, which may allow no major slip-ups, if the look actually again to be directed forward.
Maxim Leitsch and Jannik Bandowski will be injured due to injury. There is still a question mark behind Danilo Soares. Robbie Kruse stayed with the Australian national team until recently, but will be back in the coming days following the departure of the Socceroos from the Asian Cup.
Expected formation of Bochum:
Riemann – Soares, Hoogland, Fabian, Gyamerah – Losilla, Tesche – Sam, Lee, Weilandt – Hinterseer – Coach: Dutt
Last matches from Bochum:
- 23.01.2019 – Cologne vs. Germany Bochum 2: 1 (friendly)
- 19.01.2019 – Bochum Vs. Dynamo Kiev 0: 3 (Friendly Match)
- 16.01.2019 – Bochum Vs. CSKA Sofia 1: 1 (friendly)
- 21.12.2018 – Cologne vs. Germany Bochum 2: 3 (2nd Bundesliga)
- 15.12.2018 – Union Berlin vs. Bochum 2: 0 (2nd Bundesliga)
Duisburg – Statistics & Current Form
The fact that the MSV Duisburg has to worry about relegation this season is indeed surprising. Actually, the zebras were considered in the summer as a secured midfielder candidate, who could attack with some luck even the upper third. However, after only two points on the first eight matchdays, it was clear that the goals must be revised downwards. With Torsten Lieberknecht took over an experienced coach, who has made the turnaround until today only conditionally. Under his leadership, the Zebras scored a remarkable eleven points from their first six encounters, before the shape curve was down again from now on. Four defeats in the last four league games, in which the Blue-Whites conceded a total of 13 goals, are certainly one of the main reasons why between Bochum and Duisburg a tip on the hosts is considered as likely.
But we follow a different approach, because after all, Lieberknecht was the first time the men from the Wedau over a period of time without weekly earnings pressure inaugurate his footballing plans and at the same time set the necessary physical base to play a successful rest round. As tables-16. At the moment the zebras are still ranked on the relegation place, but the SV Sandhausen on the saving bank is tied, which is why a point win in the form of a tie as a respectable success in the West Derby could be booked. Also, we should note in the encounter between Bochum and Duisburg in the choice of prognosis that the Duisburg in foreign countries collected significantly more points than in front of home scenery.
Ten of the 13 points result from the nine away games. Only three of these matches were lost. In the past seven games on the opponent’s place, the blue and white conceded only a single bankruptcy. For this reason, we consider the odds between Duisburg and Bochum for a tip on at least one point division of the Lieberknecht Elf for very lucrative. Newcomers Joseph Baffo, Sebastian Neumann, Christian Gartner and probably also Boris Tashchy will have to pass due to injury. John Verhoek and Stanislav Iljuchenko are missing.
Expected formation of Duisburg:
Wiedwald – Seo, Bomheuer, Nauber, Hajri – Wolze, Cauly, Stoppelkamp, Nielsen – Engin, Sukuta – Pasu – Trainer: Lieberknecht
Last matches from Duisburg:
- 21.01.2019 – Duisburg vs. Germany Servette Geneva 3: 2 (Friendly Match)
- 16.01.2019 – Portimonense Vs. Duisburg 1: 1 (friendly)
- 11.01.2019 – FC Groningen vs. Duisburg 1: 1 (friendly)
- 23.12.2018 – Duisburg vs. Germany Dresden 1: 3 (2nd Bundesliga)
- 14.12.2018 – Duisburg vs. Germany HSV 1: 2 (2nd Bundesliga)
Bochum vs Duisburg Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
Head-to-head record: 65 competitive matches – 23 wins Bochum / 22 draws / 20 wins Bochum
Although Bochum and Duisburg will face each other for the 66th time in a competitive match on Tuesday night, this is only the 16th meeting in the second Bundesliga. The Duisburg could decide only three of the previous 15 encounters in the lower house for themselves. In the recent seven competitive games, the zebras even managed only a single threesome (four draws, two defeats). The first leg ended 2-0 for VfL Bochum, with Duisburg scoring 26-5 in their favor after 90 minutes and even allowed them to outnumber them for over half an hour.
Bochum v Duisburg Betting Tips Provided by Experts Tipsers
On paper, Bochum will go against Duisburg according to the odds as a favorite in the first second division game in the calendar year 2019. The team of Robin Dutt announced before the winter break with a 3-2 victory in Cologne in the extended promotion race back, but may hardly allow slip, if you really still want to attack at the top. The constancy was so far, however, the problem of the Ruhrpottler, although overall a decent home record (5-1-3) show, however, many close successes posted in front of home crowd and had especially against supposedly weaker rated teams quite their problems. At Bochum against Duisburg, our prediction is therefore going towards a close match in which zebras will be given the opportunity to take home at least one point.
Key Facts – Bochum vs Duisburg tips
Bochum’s problem in the first round was the lack of consistency
Duisburg took ten of the 13 points away and lost only three of the nine matches in the distance
In the first half of the season, the zebras scored a 26: 5 chance plus and lost 0: 2
Our hope in relation to zebras is Torsten Lieberknecht. The former Braunschweig Bundesliga coach has already proven many times that he can prepare his teams optimally for a round. Since he took over in October, he had now for the first time the opportunity to bring the players closer to his idea of football in detail and without pressure on results. Even if the blue and white are still on the relegation place, it can be assumed that they will present themselves better in the second half. Because in addition ten of the previous 13 points were retracted abroad, we have in the West Derby Bochum vs. Duisburg decided for the tip on lucrative odds on the double chance X / 2.
Betting Tips: Double Chance X2