Hamburger SV vs Bochum
German 2. Bundesliga
Date: Sunday, 21 October 2018
Kick-Off at 12:30 UK / 13:30 CET
Venue: Volksparkstadion (Hamburg).
HSV returned on the winning ways after three winless affairs by beating Darmstadt 1-2 on the road before the international break. The Red Shorts thus broke back into the top three in the 2. Bundesliga standings continuing the push for the immediate comeback to the elite class of German football. Can they make it two on the spin on Sunday when Bochum come to visit Volksparkstadion for the tenth round tie?
The visitors will also enter the match in high spirits following a narrow 1-0 victory over Arminia Bielefeld in the previous round. They climbed up to seventh in the ladder with this victory and could move lock on points with Hamburger SV with a potential upset here.
Hamburger SV vs Bochum: Head-to-head
The Red Shorts lead the head to head tie by 10 wins ahead of the landmark 70th encounter against Bochum.
It’s been as many as eight years since these two likes last locked horns, back when Bochum last featured the elite class.
They did meet each other in a pre-season friendly two years ago when Die Unabsteigbaren clinched a 1-0 victory.
Hamburger SV were super dominant in the history of matches against Bochum at Volksparkstadion where they won 21 and lost only 4 of 34 ties.
Hamburger SV vs Bochum: Prediction
Bochum had huge troubles keeping it tight at the back on travels this season. They shipped as many as 7 goals in last three away fixtures and come into this winless in three on the bounce on the road in the league.
The Red Shorts certainly have a strong firepower in the final third, led by Pierre-Michel Lassoga who notched five goals so far in the season. He will have plenty of space to keep the fine scoring form going here against the struggling defensive line of Bochum’s and we’ll go with Lassoga to score anytime as a value pick at 2.50 odds.
You can alternatively have Hamburger SV to net two or more goals on the afternoon at the odds of 1.83.
Hamburger SV vs Bochum: Bet Tips
Pierre-Michel Lassoga to score anytime @ 2.50 (6/4)
Hamburger SV Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.83 (5/6).