Kaiserslautern vs Bochum
German Bundesliga II,
Date: Monday, 24th October, 2016.
Kick-Off at 19:15 UK
Venue: Fritz-Walter-Stadion, Kaiserslautern.
FC Kaiserslautern are definitely a team in desperate need of a win as they prepare to host Vfl Bochum on matchday 10 of the German Bundesliga II. But the previous battles between these two teams clearly show that this will be another cagey affair at the Fritz-Walter-Stadion on Monday night.
The head-coach Tayfun Korkut is having plenty of headaches as Kaiserslautern slump into the relegation zone after managing a meagre 6 points from their 9 matches so far. They have already lost 5 matches this season out of which 3 have come from their 4 matches away from home. A lone win this season came against Dynamo Dresden at home on matchday 6 in which they scored 3 goals without conceding. That constitutes one of the two matches in which they managed to score this season as they failed to score in 7 out of the 9 matches in second division so far.
Bochum on the other hand are sitting comfortable at 10th position in the league table and a point on Monday could lift them as high as 8th in the table. However their head-coach Gertjan Verbeek would have expected a better start this season with hopes of bettering the 5th place finish in the 2015/16 season. Bochum are unbeaten at home this season, but they lost 2 of their 4 away matches this season. And they only earned their first away win this season in their latest trip to Aue on last week of September. However the main problem for Verbeek is their sloppy defending which has conceding 17 goals so far this season. Only a relegation threatened and win-less Arminia Bielefeld have conceded more goals than them.
Kaiserslautern vs Bochum: Head-to-Head Stats
Kaiserslautern are without a win in the last 10 home meetings against Bochum in all competitions. Bochum managed 6 wins and 4 draws during the period. They lost the corresponding fixture of last season by a 2-0 margin.
But Kaiserslautern had managed to pull out wins in their last 2 away trips to Bochum. This is an indicator that this fixture normally favours the away team.
Kaiserslautern vs Bochum: Prediction
Kaiserslautern are coming under a lot of pressure and their morale will be further weakened by the fact that they are without a win at home against Bochum since 1998. However, their major problems lie at the goal-scoring department and nothing helps when you fail to score in 7 of the 9 matches.
While Bochum are a quality side and could challenge for the title if they manage to bring some consistency into their game. They are an attacking oriented side and at the same time vulnerable in defense. Based on previous statistics and head-to-head analysis, Bochum are in a good position to stay unbeaten in this fixture. So our pick for the match is Bochum to win using Draw no Bet as an option.
Kaiserslautern vs Bochum: Betting Tips
Draw no Bet – Bochum to win at 2.00 (1/1)
Over 1.5 goals for Bochum at 2.50 (6/4).