Bundesliga – Bochum to face Bayern Munich on Match-day 3
Champion’s League hopefuls Bayern, travel to Bochum on Sunday, as first takes on seventeenth in the League.
Bochum to host Bayern Munich Amid Relegation Battle
Bochum will be buoyant, following a 3-2 away win against Hoffenheim in their last fixture.
Also, with an unfortunate Bochum that has not managed to win in their last League so far, Thomas Reis’ men form is worryingly poor. They should solve their trend if they don’t want to occupy the lasts places in the League Table. With no points, they currently sit seventeenth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 0 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws having lost two fixtures.
Playing at home, Bochum have lost one game.
Good Attacking Performance
Bochum will be pleased to have a good goal scoring record so far this season (3). This season, their stand-out attacking players have been Simon Zoller (2), Kevin Stoger (1), and Manuel Riemann. Bochum have shown a very poor defensive solidity, having conceded five goals in their previous matches.
It is likely that seven key players will miss Sunday’s fixture, which is something of a concern for Thomas Reis and his Bochum team.
To retain first position in the Bundesliga is Bayern Munich’s target this week
Bayern come to this game on the back of a victory, having beaten Wolfsburg 2-0 at Allianz Arena.
Also, success in football comes from winning more games than your opponents, simply put, if League leaders Bayern can continue to extend their winning streak from two games then Julian Nagelsmann’s squad will have an incredible season. They are the current League leaders with six points, that is, 2 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws having won two matches.
Bayern will travel to Bochum with a win record on the road that is quite unremarkable, with one win.
The ultimate prize this season will be for Bayern Munich to finish top of the Bundesliga and secure automatic qualification for the Champion’s League. However, they must play each game as it comes and secure the points, if that is to be achieved.
A solid defensive team
It’s an easy statement to make, but to win you simply have to score more goals than your opponent. Bayern have been consistently applying this principle, whilst remaining defensively solid as a unit this season, with one goal in their previous fixtures. Bayern have one of the best goal scoring records so far this season, with eight so far. This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Jamal Musiala (3), Benjamin Pavard (1), and Joshua Kimmich (1).
Bayern may have to resort to second choice players, given the number of first choice players that are now unavailable through injury, illness or suspension.
Bochum v Bayern Munich – Head-to-Heads.
Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Bayern with a greater number of wins. In the last 32 meetings, they have enjoyed 23 wins, to Bochum’s two victories. Additionally, the last 19 matches against Bayern have resulted in thirteen wins for Bochum. The last time they played each other in this competition was February 2022, when Bochum walked away as 4-2 winners.
For Bochum, Simon Zoller, one of their best scorers, has nettedtwo goals in two League games so far, while Jamal Musiala is a top performing player who has scoredthree goals in two League games this campaign for Bayern.