Bochum vs Hertha Berlin
Sunday, 12 September 2021
Kick-off 16:30 UK/ 17:30 CET
Venue: Vonovia Ruhrstadion.
Hertha are hoping to avoid a defeat for the first time this season as they travel to Vonovia Ruhrstadion to battle recently promoted Bochum in the fourth round of Bundesliga.
Hertha Berlin, who barely avoided relegation in the previous term of Bundesliga, are the only top-flight outfit without a single point after the inaugural three rounds of the 2021/22 season.
Pal Dardai’s men have conceded as many as ten goals in the opening three losses. Five of these came in the previous round’s catastrophe against champions Bayern Munich at Allianz Arena.
The match against the newly-promoted Bochum should provide the visitors with a chance to finally get their campaign up and running.
Bochum lost two of three league outings this term, but their one victory came in the lone home fixture of the campaign.
Although they did not shine in the 2-0 win over Mainz (their goals came against the run of play), it could certainly instill some confidence into the players ahead of the game against the struggling Hertha side here.
Bochum did suffer a 2-1 loss at Koln before the international break, but they conceded both goals right at the death of the match at RheinEnergieStadion.
Considering that Bochum had previously kept Mainz at bay at home, we would not be surprised to see the hosts keeping another clean sheet here.
Bochum vs Hertha Berlin Head-to-head
- Bochum lead the head to head tie by a single victory ahead of the 51st match against Hertha.
- The home court advantage plays a big role in this matchup.
- Bochum won 16, drew 5, and lost only 5 of 26 home meetings with Hertha.
- It has been eight years since these two sides last locked horns in a competitive game, though.
- They played each other in a pre-season friendly two years ago (a 1-1 draw).
Bochum vs Hertha Berlin Prediction
Hertha left a dreadful impression in the opening three rounds. Given their poor historical record against Bochum on the road, the home win pick does look attractive at the odds of 2.80.
Our main betting option will, however, be Under 2.5 goals FT at the 1.90 odds since neither of the two outfits have shown a strong attacking form in this early part of the season.
Bochum vs Hertha Berlin Betting Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.90 odd
Bochum to win @ 2.80 odd.