Bochum vs St. Pauli
Germany – 2. Bundesliga
Date: Friday, 5 June 2020
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Vonovia Ruhrstadion (Bochum).
Thomas Reis’s men are unbeaten in their past five league fixtures – an achievement only toppers Bielefeld could lay a claim on. They also are in good form at home, while their counterparts are struggling to put forth credible performances, especially on the road. As such, expect the better performance from Bochum this Friday.
Bochum vs St. Pauli Head-to-head (h2h)
- Nine of the former twelve games had goals from both teams.
- The preceding six wins had gone to Jos Luhukay’s men.
- It’s been six years since Reis’s men have recorded a win against this opponent.
- The guests are on a three-game winning run at this stadium.
- Three of the prior five match-ups at this stadium saw the visitors scoring three or more goals.
Bochum vs St. Pauli Prediction
Reis’s men were held to a goalless draw on the road the last match-day, by Nurnberg. The visitors were penalized by two early yellow cards, which probably clipped their wings a bit. But still, with just five games remaining till the end of the fixture, a win was necessary for the team.
Meanwhile, Luhukay’s men were held to a 1-1 draw on the road the last match-day, by Karlsruher. The hosts missed a golden opportunity to take the upper hand in the second half, as they missed a penalty. It was punished just five minutes later by Lukukay’s men, as they scored the first goal. However, the hosts managed to equalize it two minutes later.
At present, Reis’s men seem to have the better chances of winning this game. They are on an unbeaten run of seven match-ups in overall, and had scored two or more goals in four of the preceding seven fixtures. They are also on a winning run of two games at home, and had scored two or more goals in 14 of their prior 18 appearances here.
On the other hand, their counterparts were winless in ten of their preceding thirteen match-ups, and they have had a single win on the road since April of 2019 – a period of fourteen months. Considering these stats, it’s thought that Bochum should avoid a loss at the least this Friday.
However, note that Luhukay’s men have performed phenomenally well against this opponent over the years. In fact, they are unbeaten against this opponent in the past six years, and are on a three-game winning run at this stadium against them. They had also scored three or more goals in three of their prior five trips to this ground.
Taking into account these observations, it’s deduced that goals are about to come from both teams this weekend.
Bochum vs St. Pauli Betting Tips
Double Chance: Bochum or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.60 (3/5).