Hoffenheim vs. VfL Bochum
April 2, 2022 9:30 am EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 -175, Under 2.5 +140
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Hoffenheim is hosting VfL Bochum at PreZero Arena in round 28 of the German Bundesliga. Hoffenheim is doing well, they are still in the Champions League race, but they have lost their last game. Bochum has had some good results lately, they are far away from the relegation zone, and their season has been a success.
With 44 points, Hoffenheim is now in 6th place, they have scored a solid 49 goals in 27 games, but their defense has been far from the best with 40 conceded goals. Hoffenheim’s schedule is pretty good for the rest of the season, and I think they are a serious contender for that Champions League spot. In their last game, Hoffenheim was playing against Hertha on the road, and they have lost that game, and they haven’t even scored a goal which is quite strange. Bebou is still Hoffenheim’s leading goalscorer with 7 goals, while Baumgartner and Rutter added 6 goals each. Raum has added 9 assists. There are still a few injuries in Hoffenheim, but those players have been injured for a while now. I think Hoffenheim is a great team, and I think they could reach the Champions League spot, but their offense has slowed down lately, but maybe it will pick up after this international break.
Bochum has won only 2 of their last 6 games, but that was enough for them to get far away from the relegation zone. Bochum is now in 12th place with 32 points. Offensively, Bochum is not doing well, they are averaging just over 1 goal per game, 28 goals in total. Defensively, Bochum is an average Bundesliga team, and they have conceded 39 goals in 27 games. Polter is the leading goalscorer for Bochum with 8 goals, while Holtmann has added 4 assists. There is only one injured player for Bochum, but they also have a suspended player because of yellow cards. Bochum is now 6 points above the relegation zone, and in my opinion that should be enough for them to stay in the league, but they still have a few easier games coming up, and if they win a couple more points, their spot will be secured.
Bochum has beaten Hoffenheim in the reverse fixture, but this will be a different match. Hoffenheim is the better team here, and they have a lot more to gain by winning this home game. I will side with Hoffenheim.