Bochum vs Magdeburg
Germany – 2. Bundesliga
Date: Saturday, 4th May 2019
Kick-off at 12.00 UK/ 13.00 CET
Venue: Vonovia Ruhrstadion (Bochum).
Though Bochum dropped their level a bit in the last few games and is in the lower tier of the table, they are practically safe from the relegation threat. They just need one more point to authoritatively lock in their entry into the next edition of this competition. One thing that the fans will find solace in the fact that their team has been far better at home than on the road, and this weekend they enjoy the home status.
Magdeburg is just floating below the cut-off line and needs to outscore Sandhausen by four points to avoid relegation. But their target-team is unbeaten in the last five league ties, and this puts the visitors under pressure. Still, they have nothing else to lose and will fight till they bleed, to avoid a boot.
Bochum vs Magdeburg Head-to-head (h2h)
- Only once have these two teams met before, in the last two decades.
- The game was the reverse fixture of this tie.
- The scoreline then was 0-0.
- Bochum was on the road for the tie.
Bochum vs Magdeburg Prediction
Bochum is unbeaten in their last three home matches and won two of them as well. Their only h2h tie against this opponent saw them avoiding a loss, and avoiding conceding as well. Magdeburg, meanwhile, was winless in seven of their last nine fixtures, and in three of their last four on the road.
Bochum has the home advantage this time around, and they remained unbeaten against two teams from the top-five in the last three match-days. As such their confidence is high and will show against the lower-tier team. In addition, Magdeburg, who has no option but to go all-out-attack mode, due to the need of points, will be forced to leave gaps behind, which the hosts will take advantage of. Expect a win for the hosts.
Finally, the hosts, despite their upper hand, will have to deal with the desperation of Magdeburg. While the home team can easily take the three points on offer, a clean sheet will be extremely hard to achieve. Moreover, Bochum conceded in eight of their last ten home games, and Magdeburg scored in four of their last six. It’s logical to expect goals from both teams.
Bochum vs Magdeburg Betting Tips
Double Chance: Bochum or Draw @ 1.60 (3/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.60 (3/5).