Bochum vs Union Berlin
Germany – 2. Bundesliga
Date: Sunday, 19th May 2019
Kick-off at 14.30 UK/ 15.30 CET
Venue: Vonovia Ruhrstadion (Bochum).
Union Berlin has all but ensured their participation in the playoffs. While mathematically not fixed yet, it’d take some major miracle for them to lose out on their current third spot. But still, with the upcoming post-season proceedings, the team would like to finish their league campaign with a good win, boosting them with confidence.
It clearly helps that Union has the best defense in the competition. Every other team conceded 40 or more goals, while Berlin limited it at 31.
Bochum did have two back-to-back good performances at home, but it needs to be noted that both were against relegation-battlers, while Berlin is an entirely another breed of animal.
Bochum vs Union Berlin Head-to-head (h2h)
- Four of the last six matches had Berlin wins.
- Eight of the last eleven wins went to Berlin.
- Only once has Bochum kept a clean sheet at this venue since 2002.
- Three of the last four clashes had Union scoring two or more goals.
Bochum vs Union Berlin Prediction
First of all, Berlin has had the best defense in this entire roster of teams. They conceded just 31 goals so far, while every other squad let in more than 40. Bochum, who was winless in 11 of their last 14 matches, will find it hard to score goals against this disciplined backline.
Moreover, Berlin won four of the last six h2h clashes and recorded eight of the last eleven wins as well. Also, they scored two or more goals in three of the last four meetings, and only once have they failed to score at this venue in the last 20 years.
Importantly, the team was unbeaten in 29 of their last 35 matches, and in 16 of their last 20 on the road. In addition, they have the playoffs in mind and will want to build some momentum, whereas Bochum will not be going out of their way to wreak havoc in this game, as they are already safe. Expect a good showing by the visiting team.
Bochum vs Union Berlin Betting Tips
Union Berlin to Win @ 1.60 (3/5)
Union Berlin to Score the First Goal @ 1.44 (4/9).