Bundesliga – Augsburg – Bochum on Match-day 15

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Next Saturday at 3:30pm GMT, on matchday 15 of the Bundesliga, we will see Augsburg play Bochum at the WWK Arena.

Augsburg, currently sitting fourteenth, host seventeenth placed Bochum on Saturday.

Augsburg’s Bundesliga season, has so far seen them gain 15 points, going into this game

With one draw, which followed a defeat, Augsburg’s recent form has not been great. They will be looking to return to winning ways in this next match.

Also, league success is all about winning football matches, any way you can, so seven losses in 14 meetings would not make this a successful season for Augsburg. Now they have 4 matches won, 7 games lost and 3 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in fourteenth place, with a total of 15 points having won four meetings, drawn three fixtures, and lost seven games.

When Augsburg host Bochum, they will do so on the back of one victory, two darts, and four losses on their own ground.

Winning this fixture will see Augsburg on 18 points.

Augsburg’s ever growing list of players missing due to injury or illness to be a concern for Enrico Maassen, ahead of this Saturday’s fixture against their opponents.

Struggling Bochum go to the WWK Arena on Saturday and hope for a positive result

Bochum will be full of confidence, going into this fixture on that back of two successive wins against B Mönchengladbach and Borussia Dortmund. They will need this if they are to retain their run.

Also, the relegation zone is not where Bochum want to be at the end of the season, but that is where they are heading, unless they can get out of their losing habit. Bochum have lost 10 of their last 14 matches in the Bundesliga. Their position is seventeenth in the League and they have 10 points, that is, 3W, 10L and 1D having won three meetings, drawn one game, and lost 10 meetings.

With a poor record on the road, which amounts to seven defeats, it is hard to predict a positive outcome for Bochum as they travel once more.

Victory for Bochum would take their points tally to 13 so far this season.

Bochum may have to resort to second choice players, given the number of first choice players that are now unavailable through injury, illness or suspension.

Augsburg v Bochum – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels these two sides have met five times before this fixture, with each recording wins on two occasions. Additionally, Bochum have not been able to over-turn Augsburg on the last one game. In their most recent meeting of this fixture was April 2022 and the score line ended up with a 0-2 away win for Bochum.

Performance Report

For Augsburg, Ermedin Demirovic is one of the top performing players after having scoredfive goals in 14 League fixtures this Bundesliga Season, while Simon Zoller contributed withfour goals in 14 League matches so far for Bochum.

Other players of note for Augsburg are Florian Niederlechner and Mergim Berisha with four goals and three goals respectively and for Bochum are Simon Zoller and Philipp Hofmann with four goals both.