Bundesliga – Borussia Dortmund at home to Bochum

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This Saturday sees Dortmund go head to head with Bochum at the Signal Iduna Park – Kick-off 3:30pm GMT.

Dortmund will face Bochum with a difference of League position of 13 places. Die Borussen will be fourth in the League when they welcome seventeenth placed Bochum.

Borussia Dortmund’s campaign so far has seen them accrue 22 points this season

Dortmund come to this match on the back of a 1-2 away loss against Eintracht Frankfurt at Commerzbank Arena.

Also, Dortmund keep finding ways to win, having secured seven victories in their last 12 meetings is astonishing this season, which is responsible for their Champion’s League qualification position. With 22 points, they currently sit fourth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 7 wins, 4 losses and 1 draws having won seven fixtures, drawn one game, and lost four matches.

Bochum travel to Dortmund, knowing that they have nothing to lose. The odds are not in their favour, as the home team has recorded four victories, one dart, and one defeat in the six home fixtures they’ve played so far this season.

Borussia Dortmund will have 25 points so far this season, should they secure a win.

Good Attacking Performance

They have a good scoring rate of 20 goals. This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Youssoufa Moukoko (4), Julian Brandt (3), and Jude Bellingham (3). Dortmund have conceded 15 goals.

Edin Terzic will be forced to make changes to the plans for his squad, as injury or illness has depleted him of six of his Dortmund players.

Thomas Letsch’s Bochum, away to Borussia Dortmund on Saturday, hoping to improve relegation prospects

Thomas Letsch will hope that success brings further success, as his side look for another win in a row. Their last two outings resulted in victories against Wolfsburg and Union Berlin.

Also, With nine defeats in the last 12 games, Thomas Letsch’s Bochum are justifiably in the bottom half of the table, very much looking at a relegation battle. With an seventeenth position in the league and 2 wins, 9 losses and 1 draws, they currently have seven points in the League having won two games, drawn one game, and lost nine meetings.

Bochum now travel, knowing that their current away form is woeful. So far this season they have lost six games matches on the road.

Bochum will have 10 points if they manage to secure a victory.

Bochum’s squad has depth, but even so, Thomas Letsch is likely to be missing seven of they key players when they start Saturday’s game.

Borussia Dortmund v Bochum – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels Dortmund and Bochum have faced each other 33 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Dortmund’s favour (15 – 9). Also, ten of the past 18 games between Dortmund and Bochum have resulted in a Dortmund win. In their most recent meeting of this fixture was April 2022 and the score line ended up with a 3-4 away win for Bochum.

Other players of note for Dortmund are Julian Brandt and Jude Bellingham with three goals and three goals respectively and for Bochum are Simon Zoller and Philipp Hofmann with four goals each.