Bundesliga – Match-day 5: Bochum v Werder Bremen

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Bochum at home against Werder – Saturday – 3:30pm GMT – Vonovia Ruhrstadion.

This clash sees tenth play eighteenth, as struggling Werder visit Vonovia Ruhrstadion to face Bochum.

Home Fans Nervous About Relegation, as Bochum Host Werder Bremen on Saturday

It was three points secured for Bochum in their last fixture, beating SC Freiburg 1-0 at Europa-Park-Stadion.

Also, With four defeats in the last four games, Thomas Reis’ Bochum are justifiably in the bottom half of the table, very much looking at a relegation battle. With an eighteenth position in the league and 0 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, they currently have no points in the League having lost four meetings.

Bochum have lost two fixtures of their two League matches at home 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.

Werder Bremen arrive at this meeting, having secured five points so far this season

If Werder’s season is to maintain on track, they must put their recent poor form to an end in this game. In their last two outings, they lost 3-4 at Eintracht Frankfurt and 2-3 at Borussia Dortmund.

Also, some statistics are more relevant than others they say, and one losses for Werder seems very relevant. Now they have 1 matches won, 1 games lost and 2 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in tenth place, with a total of five points having won one game, drawn two games, and lost one game.

Werder will travel to Bochum with a win record on the road that is quite unremarkable, with one victory and one draw.

Victory for Werder Bremen would take their points tally to 8 so far this season.

Ole Werner will be forced to make changes to the plans for his squad, as injury or illness has depleted him of three of his Werder players.

Bochum v Werder Bremen – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Werder with a greater number of wins. In the last 26 meetings, they have enjoyed 18 wins, to Bochum’s four victories. Also, Werder have been hugely successful away to Bochum of late, winning 20 meetings times in the last fifteen. March 2010 was the most recent time these two clashed in this competition and Bochum took all three points winning 3-2.

Performance Report

For Bochum, Simon Zoller scoredtwo goals in four League matches so far, while Niclas Fullkrug has nettedthree goals in four League matches this campaign for Werder.

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