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Bochum vs Bayern Munich Prediction: Team News and Lineups Preview

Bochum vs Bayern Munich Prediction: Team News and Lineups Preview
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Our Bochum vs Bayern Munich prediction is for Bayern Munich to win the match 1-3.

Scott Thornton brings us his Bochum vs Bayern Munich prediction, team news, lineups and fixtures preview as Bayern Munich aims to get their Bundesliga title defence back on track.

We’ll run through three of the match’s best bets below, plus plenty more surrounding the upcoming 90 minutes.

  1. Bochum vs Bayern Munich Tip 1: Both Teams To Score & Over 2.5 Goals In The Match
  2. Bochum vs Bayern Munich Tip 2: Bayern Munich -1.5 Asian Handicap
  3. Bochum vs Bayern Munich Tip 3: Harry Kane To Score 2+

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Bochum vs Bayern Munich Tip 1: Bochum Can Have Success Going Forward

Germany, Bundesliga, Sunday, February 18th, 16:30 (UK)

Bayern Munich’s lacklustre display against Bayer Leverkusen has sparked an inquest. Tuchel’s side were comprehensively outplayed, and there is a real danger the club won’t pick up any silverware this season. They didn’t right the wrongs of the weekend against Lazio in the Champions League (1-0), either. However, putting a good run together domestically is of paramount importance if they are to maintain their monopoly in the Bundesliga.

Bochum are fighting it out near the bottom of the league but have managed to find the net in all nine of their home matches so far this season. They have scored an average of 1.5 goals and conceded 1.1 in those matches. However, they will come under even greater pressure against a wounded Bayern.

Nine of Bayern’s last ten league matches have seen over 2.5 goals in the match. There has been an average of 3.7 goals over that period; 2.2 for Bayern and 1.5 for the opposition. Injuries to key defensive players have proved costly, but Tuchel’s attack has been able to bail them out of several tight spots.

  • Bochum vs Bayern Munich Tip 1: Both Teams To Score & Over 2.5 Goals (TRACKED BET)
  • Best Odds: 1.83
  • Bookmaker: bet365
  • Stake: 8/10

Bochum vs Bayern Munich Tip 2: Bayern’s Firepower Remains a Scary Prospect

The Bavarians have to respond here. They were unable to create significant chances in their last match despite their abundance of riches in attack. Tuchel is likely to shuffle the pack here with the media baying for blood. As a result.

Bayern beat Bochum 7-0 earlier this season. They also won 7-0 on their last visit to this ground. Munich may not have been at their best of late, but they are more than capable of putting Bochum to the sword. Tuchel’s side has been less convincing on the road this season, so the handicap is set lower than you’d expect.

The visitors need to win by two goals or more for this bet to win. This has happened in four of the last five head-to-heads, with Bayern averaging 5.2 goals per game.

Thomas Letsch’s side are currently priced at 8.00 on the 1×2 market with bet365. On the last two occasions, they have started a match at odds of 7.00 or greater; they have lost 4-0 and 3-1.

  • Bochum vs Bayern Munich Tip 2: Bayern Munich -1.5 Asian Handicap
  • Best Odds: 1.89
  • Bookmaker: bet365
  • Stake: 8/10

Bochum vs Bayern Munich Tip 3: Kane Set to Respond

Harry Kane made the move to Bayern to add trophies to his sublime scoring record. Despite the England captain’s exploits in front of goal, the team faces an uphill battle to make that dream a reality this season. Kane has discord 24 league goals and is well on course to win the Golden Boot. The striker netted a hat-trick in the reverse fixture against Bochum, so we are going to back him to score two or more here.

Kane is a very short price for a single goal with bet365, so we are backing him on the multi-scorer market. Harry barely touched the ball against Bayer Leverkusen but has made a habit of responding to his critics quickly throughout his career.

The former Tottenham man is averaging 0.78 goals per 90 minutes played if we exclude those he has scored from the penalty spot. He ranks in the 86th percentile for non-penalty xG across Europe’s top five major leagues. Moreover, he will be taking on the 5th most fragile defence in the Bundesliga here.

  • Bochum vs Bayern Munich Tip 3: Harry Kane To Score 2+ Goals
  • Best Odds: 3.40
  • Bookmaker: bet365
  • Stake: 6/10

Bochum vs Bayern Munich Prediction odds via bet365 as at 07:00, February 12th, 2024. Odds may now differ.

Bochum vs Bayern Munich Team News and Possible Lineups: Strain on the Bayern Squad

Bochum have just two pliers ruled out for this one. Goalkeeper Michael Esser has been absent with a knee injury since the end of August. Mohammed Tolba is also unavailable after tearing a cruciate ligament.

Thomas Tuchels’ side are on the back foot in terms of the title race. The Bavarians dramatically won their 11th consecutive title on the final day last season. It will take another dramatic turn of events for them to oust Bayer Leverkusen from the top spot before the curtain comes down on this campaign.

Injuries have undoubtedly hurt Bayern this season. They are currently missing Kingsley Coman and Serge Gnabry in attack. Their defence has also been weakened with Alphonso Davies and Bouna Sarr ruled out. In midfield, Tuchel is still unable to call upon Joshua Kimmich and Konrad Laimer. The former Chelsea boss will have to call upon all of the Bayern squad with the Champions League returning.

Bochum possible starting lineup:
Riemann; Bernardo, Schlotterbeck, Ordets, Oermann; Osterhag, Losilla, Bero, Stoger; Broschinski, Asano

Bayern Munich possible starting lineup:
Neuer; Mazraoui, De Ligt, Upamecano, Guerreiro; Pavlovic, Goretzka, Muller; Sane, Musiala, Kane

The Predicted Bochum vs Bayern Munich League Standings by BETSiE

Our in-house predictive model, BETSiE, has had a go at predicting the Bundesliga standings ahead of the Bochum vs Bayern Munich, currently 14th vs 2nd, fixture by utilising the underlying data from the 2023/24 season up until this point.

For more league-specific BETSiE content including standings, probabilities and predictions, visit her page here – it’s worth it.

Bochum vs Bayern Munich Standings

1 Bayern Munich 34 26.0 4.1 3.8 95.6 31.7 63.8 82.2
2 Bayer Leverkusen 34 25.1 6.7 2.3 82.4 27.1 55.3 81.9
3 Stuttgart 34 22.2 3.4 8.4 79.6 40.4 39.2 70.0
4 RB Leipzig 34 18.9 5.8 9.3 72.6 43.0 29.6 62.5
5 Dortmund 34 16.2 9.8 8.1 66.5 49.6 16.9 58.3
6 Eintracht Frankfurt 34 12.5 10.1 11.4 48.2 47.9 0.4 47.5
7 Freiburg 34 13.2 7.2 13.6 46.8 56.1 -9.3 46.7
8 Hoffenheim 34 12.4 7.8 13.8 61.2 64.7 -3.5 44.9
9 Werder Bremen 34 12.1 8.1 13.7 49.0 53.7 -4.7 44.5
10 Augsburg 34 10.2 10.1 13.7 49.9 59.1 -9.2 40.8
11 B. Monchengladbach 34 10.3 9.0 14.8 57.9 64.6 -6.7 39.8
12 Wolfsburg 34 10.2 8.2 15.6 41.5 54.7 -13.1 38.9
13 Bochum 34 8.4 12.1 13.4 41.2 61.9 -20.8 37.4
14 Heidenheim 34 9.4 8.8 15.8 44.7 63.6 -18.9 37.0
15 Union Berlin 34 9.5 6.2 18.3 36.9 57.7 -20.8 34.6
16 Mainz 34 5.7 12.4 15.9 31.0 51.1 -20.0 29.6
17 FC Koln 34 6.1 8.7 19.2 29.9 65.0 -35.1 26.9
18 Darmstadt 34 4.6 7.7 21.7 36.1 79.2 -43.1 21.4

Match Stats: Bochum in the Firing Line

  • Bochum have managed just one win over Bayern Munich in the last nine head-to-heads
  • Thomas Letsch’s side have the 4th worst xGA in the Bundesliga with 1.84 per game.
  • Bayern Munich have scored the most goals in the Bundesliga with an average of 2.83.
  • Thomas Tuchel’s side have conceded 11 goals in their last four league away matches.

Bochum Fixtures: Running the Gauntlet Against the Bundesliga’s Best

  • Vs Borussia Monchengladbach (A)
  • Vs RB Leipzig (H)
  • Vs Freiburg (H)
  • Vs Mainz (A)
  • Vs Darmstadt (H)

Bayern Munich Fixtures: Difficult Leipzig Test Awaits

  • Vs RB Leipzig (H)
  • Vs Freiburg (A)
  • Vs Lazio (H)
  • Vs Mainz (H)
  • Vs Darmstadt (A)


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