Last weekend, Bochum suffered a real “flood” on their home ground against the team from Volfzburg (1:5). This continues their streak of poor performances, having only earned two points in the previous four rounds. Currently, they have only a two-point advantage over the relegation zone and are expected to have a “grueling battle” to avoid relegation from the elite league until the end of the season. They are struggling with many defensive problems and have the “most porous” defense in the league, having conceded 66 goals, an average of 2.27 goals per match. Recently, even on their home ground, they have shown poor performances, having suffered four defeats in their previous five games. Due to their poor form, they are undoubtedly the underdogs in the match against the team that has already beaten them twice this season (in the championship and in the national cup). The players who will miss the match are M. Johansson (goalkeeper), P. Grave (goalkeeper), P. Forster (midfielder – 2 goals / 6 assists – the team’s best assistant).
Expected lineup (4-3-3) – M. Riemann – C. Gamboa, E. Masovic, I. Ordets, D. Soares – P. Kunde, A. Losilla, P. Osterhage – T. Asano, P. Hofmann, C. Antwi-Adjei.
Borussia Dortmund is currently at the top of the table, one point ahead of second-placed Bayern Munich, with only five rounds remaining in the championship. Therefore, they have their “destiny in their own hands,” meaning they are in pole position to finally win the Bundesliga title after an 11-year hiatus. The popular “Milioneri” have not been in such a good situation before the end of the championship for years, so they simply “cannot afford” to squander such a good opportunity. They enter this round with a new dose of self-confidence after a very good performance and a convincing victory in the last round on their home ground against Eintracht Frankfurt (4:0). The “yellow-blacks” are very effective in the attack, having scored 66 goals, making them the second most efficient team in the league. On the other hand, there is a problem in defense, especially when playing away, where they have “let go” some “winnable” games and points. Nevertheless, they are undoubtedly the favorites against the objectively lower quality team, and they have a great motivation to achieve a victory because the stakes are the highest possible – the title of the champion of Germany. The players who will miss the match are T. Meunier (defender), M. Morey (defender), while the participation of N. Schlotterbeck (defender – 4 goals / 4 assists) is uncertain.
Expected lineup (4-2-3-1) – G. Kobel – J. Ryerson, N. Sule, M. Hummels, R. Guerreiro – J. Bellingham, E. Can – M. Reus, J. Brandt, D. Malen – S. Haller.
Betting suggestion – Borussia Dortmund to win / @1.55.