Bochum vs Freiburg Predictions and Betting Tips
Bochum vs Freiburg Key Stats:
- No Bundesliga team has conceded fewer goals than Bochum at home during the current campaign.
- Only 20% of Bochum’s home games this season have produced more than two goals.
- Freiburg have the best away defensive record in the Bundesliga currently.
The Bochum boys come into this fixture off the back tasting defeat last time out, though they were not disgraced by losing narrowly away at Leverkusen, who currently sit in the fourth position. What’s more, the hosts had won three out of four prior to that defeat and are generally ticking along nicely, especially for a newly promoted side.
Though their overall form has been sound, home is certainly where the heart is for Saturday’s hosts, who’ve lost just once at Vonovia Ruhrstadion, which again, given that they’re new to this level, is impressive. Even more impressive is the fact that Bochum possesses the best defensive record at home in the Bundesliga right now, shipping just three goals in five matches, so they’re certainly no pushovers.
Just a few short weeks ago, Freiburg were flying high, though in football, things can quickly change and change they have for Saturday’s visitors, who are now without a win in two, both of which they’ve lost. There was little shame in losing narrowly to league leaders Bayern, but it’s hard to defend their home loss to a Frankfurt side that had previously been on the ropes.
On the face of it, a match against Bundesliga new boys Bochum may seem like an easier task for Christian Streich’s men, but with the hosts looking strong at home, this is probably not the ideal opportunity for Breisgau-Brasilianer to bounce back. Fortunately, they have been useful on the road this season, losing just one out of six.
Bochum vs Freiburg Predictions
This is a tricky fixture. The hosts are defiant at home, while the visitors, for all they have lost two on the bounce, are very good at stopping teams away from home. However, at the prices, Bochum makes plenty of appeal. Yes, Freiburg are anything but easy to beat away from home, but against the side with the best home defensive record in the league, do they really deserve to be as short as 5/4?
The hosts have won each of their last two at home, while they’ve kept three clean sheets on the bounce in front of their own fans. Hardly the form of a side available at odds of 23/10. If you’re looking for some value, take the hosts, who have already developed a habit of upsetting the odds on their own patch, to grind out another hard-fought victory.
As a secondary option, ‘Under 2.5 Goals’ appeals. Both teams are adept at keeping things tight, with Bochum averaging just 0.6 goals against at home and Freiburg conceding an average of only 0.83 on their travels.
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