Bochum vs Erzgebirge Aue
Germany – 2. Bundesliga
Date: Friday, 27 April 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK
Venue: Vonovia Ruhrstadion (Bochum).
Erzgebirge Aue managed to save the second tier status with 39 points last term. They matched such record this time out, but with three games left to play, Viola still have to work hard to avoid the relegation. The team led by Hannes Drews sits just two points above the danger zone and they’ll have hard time ending the two-loss streak on Friday evening when they are to visit Vonovia Ruhrstadion to take on the Bundesliga chasers Bochum.
The hosts have improved a lot compared to the last season, but they will still likely miss out on the promotion to the elite. Die Unabsteigbaren climbed up to sixth after an impressive streak of four wins and a draw in last four league ties. Nonetheless, they are still five points short of Holstein Kiel in third place. Only a win here would leave Robin Dutt’s troops in the race for the promotional head of the final two games of the season.
Bochum vs Erzgebirge Aue: Head-to-head
Three of last four H2H encounters ended with the same 1-1 scoreline.
Bochum are unbeaten in last six matches against Viola.
Die Unabsteigbaren won four, drew two and lost just one of seven home outings against Erzgebireg Aue.
Bochum vs Erzgebirge Aue: Prediction
The hosts have been enjoying an amazing spell of form lately. Had they found it earlier in the campaign, they would now be inside the top three no doubts. Robin Dutt can particularly be proud of his team’s attacking performances since Bochum notched two or more goals in each of the mentioned four victories in the process.
Given they are now up against the struggling defensive line of Aue’s, we have reasons to expect the continuation of their high-scoring trend. You can have Die Unabsteigbaren to net two or more this time out at 1.80.
Also, the home win is well worth backing at the 1.70 odds since the head to head stats also speak in Bochum’s favour.
Bochum vs Erzgebirge Aue: Bet Tips
Bochum Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.80
Bochum to win @ 1.70