Bochum v Union Berlin: Bundesliga Match-day 11

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Bochum to welcome League Leaders, Union Berlin to Vonovia Ruhrstadion – Sunday 3:30pm GMT.

With Champion’s League positions always a key motivation, first placed Union Berlin remain in contention as they travel to eighteenth placed Bochum.

Bochum to host Union Berlin Amid Relegation Battle

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

Also, getting out of a relegation battle requires a string of positive results, but Thomas Letsch’s men know that eight losses in 10 meetings is a run of form that will be hard to turn around. Now they have 1 matches won, 8 games lost and 1 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in eighteenth place, with a total of four points having won one game, drawn one game, and lost eight matches.

When Bochum host Union Berlin, they will do so on the back of one victory, one dart, and three losse on their own ground.

A win in this fixture, would take Bochum’s points from 4 to 7, so far this season.

Injury and illness have depleted Thomas Letsch’s Bochum and they will likely be missing three key personnel for Sunday’s match.

League leaders Union Berlin will seek to win every game, this meeting is no exception

It was three points secured for Union Berlin in their last fixture, beating Borussia Dortmund 2-0 at An der Alten Forsterei.

Also, League leaders Union Berlin keep finding ways to win, having secured six victories in their last eight fixtures is astonishing this season, who sit comfortably withing the Champion’s League qualification zone. They are the current League leaders with 23 points, that is, 7 wins, 1 losses and 2 draws having won seven matches, drawn two games, and lost one game.

Playing away from home, Union Berlin have won three fixtures, drawn one game, and lost one game.

Union Berlin will want to keep the pressure on their rivals as they sit at the top of the table, a win will take them to 26 points and keep their momentum going forward.

Good atacking and defensive team

Union Berlin have shown a solidity in defence, having only conceded six goals in their previous matches. They have a good scoring average of 18 goals. This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Sheraldo Becker (6), Janik Haberer (3), and Jordan Siebatcheu (3).

Bochum v Union Berlin – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Union Berlin with a greater number of wins. In the last 22 meetings, they have enjoyed 12 victories, to Bochum’s seven victories. Further, Union Berlin are unbeaten in their ten of the last 19 games played against Bochum. The last time they played each other in this competition Bochum secured a 3-2 home win.

Other standout players for Bochum are Simon Zoller and Cristian Gamboa with four goals each and for Union Berlin are Janik Haberer and Jordan Siebatcheu with three goals and three goals respectively.