Bochum vs FC Heidenheim
Germany – 2. Bundesliga
Date: Friday, 18 December 2020
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Vonovia Ruhrstadion.
The teams are placed fourth and fifth in the table, and are desperately going after a podium position. A top-three finish is required in order to get promoted to the top flight.
As of now, the squads are separated by a single point, and since the two are direct competitors in the race for a top-three position, an h2h win will be hugely beneficial for whoever turn out to be the victor.
By the looks of things, Die Unabsteigbaren have the upper hand since they have a good record in recent h2h clashes, and also due to Frank Schmidt’s men being a total disaster on the road.
Bochum vs Heidenheim: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Thomas Reis’s men are on a three-fixture winning run. Thus they have a 100% winning record in 2019 and 2020.
- They have scored three or more goals in the preceding two clashes.
- At home, they are on an unbeaten run since 2017, and this defeat three years back has been the only one this whole decade.
- The latest encounter at this venue had ended in a 3-0 win for them. The meeting had taken place in May of 2020.
Bochum vs Heidenheim: Prediction
Die Unabsteigbaren were unbeaten in 11 of their previous 15 overall games, and they had scored three or more goals in five of their former eight fixtures.
At home, they have lost just once since February, and had registered a combined scorecard of 8-0 from their past two games here. Do also note that they had kept clean sheets in six of their former ten home appearances as well.
On the other hand, their counterparts were winless in nine of their last thirteen overall match-ups, and they have a total of just one win from their past 14 straight road trips.
Finally, Reis’s men also have a great h2h record against this rival in recent years.
Taking these observations into account, expect Bochum to have the edge this weekend at Vonovia Ruhrstadion.
Bochum vs Heidenheim: Betting Tips
To Win Either Half: Bochum @ 1.60 (3/5)
Over 0.5 First Half Goals @ 1.40 (2/5).