Bochum vs Darmstadt 98: Preview and Predictions

Bochum vs Darmstadt 98
Germany – 2. Bundesliga
Date: Friday, 9 February 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK
Venue: Vonovia Ruhrstadion (Bochum).

Bochum fell down to the 14th place after a run of four consecutive losses in 2. Bundesliga. Die Unabsteigbaren are actually yet to score a goal in 2018 after losing three on the trot since the start of the year. Jens Rasiejewski took charge of the team in October last year, but he could easily be on his way out of the team in case of a potential failure against the fellow strugglers Darmstadt 98 here.

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The Lilies have been struggling badly since the very start of the season and they currently occupy the 16th place (the one that leads to the relegation playoffs come May). We thus have reasons to call this a true relegation six-pointer at this stage of the competition.

Darmstadt 98 have actually opened the year in a decent fashion under Dirk Schuster as they dispatched St. Pauli 0-1 on the road. The Lilies did produce another decent effort last Sunday, but they were unlucky to concede a late 85th-minute goal to lose 1-2 at home to promotional candidates MSV Duisburg.

Schuster’s defensive line looked pretty solid in the 0-1 win away at St. Pauli and we’d not be surprised to see the Lilies keeping back-to-back clean sheets on travels since the hosts have been struggling badly to find goals in most recent league outings.

Bochum vs Darmstadt 98: Head-to-head

The head to head tie also fancies the away win given that Darmstadt 98 have won 5 of 8 H2H meetings between the two teams.

Four of these wins have, however, come at their Merck-Stadion am Bollenfalltor.

Bochum have ended Darmstadt’s two-win run by picking up a 1-2 victory on the road when the two sides met in this term of 2. Bundesliga.

Bochum vs Darmstadt 98: Prediction

Schuster knows about Bochum’s attacking woes and we believe that he should really be able to keep things tight in his back line on Friday.

Also, since the match has a massive importance for both sides, we just can’t see the high-scoring scenario here. The Under 2.5 goals FT is a must-take bet at 1.75 odds.

Bochum vs Darmstadt 98: Bet Tips

Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.75

Darmstadt 98 or Draw Double Chance @ 1.75

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