Bochum take on the visitors Wolfsburg in the round 13 match of German Bundesliga. The match will be played on Saturday, December 2nd at
Last season, Bochum managed to confirm one of their nicknames - indestructible - and retain their spot in the Bundesliga. Currently, the team is positioned just outside the relegation zone, but they are only three points away from it. Playing at home was the main strength for Thomas Reis's side last year. I believe that today, at the Vonovia Ruhrstadion, the hosts are capable of at least not losing to Wolfsburg. The defeat to Borussia Mönchengladbach are the only one for Bochum at home in the current championship. After that match, Bochum have been collecting points for four consecutive rounds: a victory over Darmstadt (2-1) and draws with Heidenheim (0-0), Cologne (1-1), and Mainz (0-0). Even strong teams like Borussia Dortmund (1-1) and Eintracht Frankfurt (1-1) dropped points at the indestructibles' home ground this season.
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I think the probability of Wolfsburg falling short by two or even three points in the city from the Ruhr region is very high. Yes, in the last round, Niko Kovac's team sensationally triumphed over Leipzig at home (2-1), which is impressive. However, firstly, before that match, the team had only earned one point in five league rounds: a draw with Werder Bremen (2-2) with defeats to Stuttgart (1-3), Bayer Leverkusen (1-2), Augsburg (2-3), and Borussia Mönchengladbach (0-4). Secondly, the victory over Leipzig, I remind you, was at home. Wolfsburg excels at home and can defeat anyone there. However, the team's performance on the road under Niko Kovac has been dreadful. After an away victory against Cologne at the start of the season, the Green-Whites have failed to secure even a draw in five consecutive league matches away from home.
The hosts have not lost for four consecutive rounds in the league, while the visitors have only one away victory in the last six Bundesliga matches. Away games are Wolfsburg's weak point, having suffered five defeats in their last five away matches in the national championship. On the other hand, the indestructibles have lost only once in five home matches this season. Moreover, despite being lower in the standings, Bochum have two fewer losses than their upcoming opponents. My prediction for the match is 1X. I don't see anything supernatural if Thomas Reis's team manages to secure at least a draw. Considering Wolfsburg's struggles in away matches, I wouldn't be surprised if the hosts secure a victory.
Prediction for the match: Bochum not to lose (1X).