VfL Bochum vs. Bayer Leverkusen
April 10, 2022 9:30 am EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 -163, Under 2.5 +130
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VfL Bochum is hosting Bayer Leverkusen at Vonovia Ruhrstadion in round 29 of the German Bundesliga. Overall, Bochum has done well so far this season, they have secured their Bundesliga spot for next season, and their form is decent right now. Leverkusen is one of the best offensive teams in the league, they are back on the winning streak, and they are playing well.
Bochum is in 13th place in Bundesliga with 35 points, which is far enough from the relegation zone so they can relax and just play football for the rest of the season. in their last 4 games, Bochum has 3 wins and a loss, but they are on a 2-game winning streak right now. Offensively, Bochum is not too good of a team, but their defense has been decent with 40 conceded goals in 28 games, which seems a lot but for a team like Bochum, it’s not. Polter is the leading goalscorer for Bochum with 8 goals. Locadia is the only injured player for Bochum right now. As I’ve mentioned, no more pressure for Bochum, but they would certainly love to win some games until the end.
Leverkusen has scored 4 goals in their last 2 games, and they have even kept a clean sheet, but their defense is still sloppy. When it comes to scoring goals, Leverkusen is one of the best teams in the league with 68 scored goals so far, but they have conceded 42 goals which is simply not good enough. Bayer Leverkusen is a very talented team, and I think they will qualify for the Champions League because they are now in 3rd place with 51 points. There are a few injured players for Leverkusen, but the most notable one is Florian Wirtz who will be out for a few more months. Schick is Leverkusen’s leading goalscorer with 20 goals, while Diaby has added 12 goals and 8 assists. It doesn’t matter much where Leverkusen ends the season as long as it’s in the top 4, but with the offense they have, they deserve to be as high as possible.
Both teams are in excellent form right now, but there is no pressure on either of them. Leverkusen has been dominant in this matchup, but with their defense, we can never be sure. I will take goals.