Bochum vs Heidenheim
German 2. Bundesliga
Date: Friday, 8 March 2019
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Vonovia Ruhrstadion (Bochum).
It was a harsh February for Bochum who lost four on the bounce in 2. Bundesliga to significantly halt their push for the promotion. They managed to bring such losing thread to an end in the first fixture in March by holding Dynamo Dresden to a 2-2 draw on the road on Sunday. Can Die Unabsteigbaren return to winning ways five days later when they play host to top-half rivals Heidenheim in the first game of Matchday No 25?
The visitors have not been pulling up any trees of late either. They are winless in last three league games, a streak which dropped them down to 6th place in the league standings. Heidenheim are now five points short of the third-placed Union Berlin and they desperately need a winning streak to return to battle for the promotional play-offs.
Bochum vs Heidenheim: Head-to-head
Heidenheim will rely on the most recent head to head trend here as they won each of last three encounters with Die Unabsteigbaren.
The head to head record is now tied at four wins apiece coming into 11th encounter.
Six of last eight head to head meetings produced goals at both ends.
Bochum vs Heidenheim: Prediction
Heidenheim’ promotional ambitions suffered a serious blow six days ago when they fell 1-2 at home to 8th-placed Jahn Regensburg. Frank Schmidt’s men were previously undefeated in nine successive league affairs. They only lost two of twelve away matches in the league so far in the season.
Knowing that Heidenheim also won three on the trot against Bochum, we see the value in backing the visitors to leave Vonovia Ruhrstadion unbeaten at the odds of 1.61. Die Unabsteigbaren lacked meticulousness at the back in recent matches as they shipped two or more goals in all of past five outings in 2. Bundesliga.
Since each of last five league affairs Bochum played at home produced goals at both ends (as well as six of past eight H2H meetings with Heidenheim), the BTTS bet will be alternative option at the same 1.61 odds.
Bochum vs Heidenheim: Bet Tips
Heidenheim or Draw @ 1.61 (8/13)
BTTS @ 1.61 (8/13).