Erzgebirge Aue vs Bochum
German 2. Bundesliga
Date: Sunday, 28 April 2019
Kick-Off 12:30 UK / 13:30 CET
Venue: Erzgebirgsstadion (Aue).
Erzgebirge Aue ended a four-loss streak nowhere else but at Volksparkstadion were they held second-placed Hamburger SV to a 1-1 draw eight days ago. Result against such opposition certainly served as a massive confidence-booster for Veilchen who are looking to back it up on Sunday afternoon when they play host to mid-table Bochum at Erzgebirgsstadion.
The hosts are in greater need for points here. They are six points off the red zone and a win here would likely secure them another second tier campaign next season. Bochum, on the other side, have nowhere to go in final four rounds of the season. They sit 9th and are 12 points short of the promotional play-offs at the moment.
Erzgebirge Aue vs Bochum: Head-to-head
Bochum have a positive head to head record in matches against Veilchen.
The visitors lead the head to head tie by four wins coming into 18th clash against Erzgebirge Aue.
Die Unabsteigbaren won three and drew two of last five encounters with Veilchen.
Both teams scored in each of last seven head to head affairs between the two outfits.
Erzgebirge Aue vs Bochum: Prediction
Die Unabsteigbaren played hot and cold throughout the season. They won only one of last five league outings, a 3-2 home victory over Greuther Furth two weeks ago at Vonovia Ruhrstadion. Robin Dutt’s men struggled to perform on travels in particular lately. They are winless in last six away fixtures in the 2. Bundesliga. Bochum claimed only two points in the process.
Knowing this match has a bigger importance for the home outfit, we find the value in backing Erzgebirge Aue to win at 2.40 odds. The bet you will not make a mistake with is both teams to score since neither of two managers has reasons to be proud of their sides’ defensive efforts in recent weeks. Aue failed to keep a single clean sheet in last six league matches, while Bochum shipped at least two goals in six of past seven away outings.
Erzgebirge Aue vs Bochum: Bet Tips
Erzgebirge to win @ 2.40 (7/5)
Both Teams To Score @ 1.61 (8/13).