30 October 2019
An out-of-sorts Bochum side welcome the reigning Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich to the Vonovia Ruhrstadion in the Second Round of the 2019-20 DFB Pokal.
The hosts are enduring a torrid start to the season, having secured just two wins in 12 games across all competitions (W2, D6, L4). Curiously, five of those stalemates have seen both teams score at least two goals, with 17 of 28 goals scored/conceded across those draws coming in the second half (67.85%). Already established themselves as ‘draw specialists’ in their division, Bochum have played out five draws in as many home outings this term. ‘Die Unabsteigbaren’ come into this meeting on the back of a 2-1 away loss to Holsten Kiel, which was the fourth consecutive match where they’ve conceded at least two goals. Thomas Reis’ players now face a formidable challenge of the best German side they’ve lost to in ten of their last 11 competitive H2Hs (D1).
Meanwhile, a 2-1 home win over Union Berlin last weekend means that the visitors have won back-to-back matches in all competitions after failing to pick up a win in two straight games (D1, L1). Notably, all of those fixtures have produced over 2.5 goals and witnessed both teams hit the net. In spite of their sporadic dips in form, the Bavarians have racked up a seven-game unbeaten away run in all competitions this term (W5, D2), scoring at least three goals in all but two of those trips. But, Niko Kovac’s principal concern ahead of this clash is Bayern’s inability to preserve a blank slate when away from home, as they’ve conceded at least one goal in six road matches this season.
25 October 2020 PSG will be looking to put a dismal 2-1 Champions League loss to Manchester United behind them when they take on Dijon at …Read More
25 October 2020 Internazionale will be looking to return to winning ways in Serie A when they take on out-of-form Genoa at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris. …Read More
25 October 2020 Borussia Dortmund entertain out-of-sorts Schalke 04 at the Signal Iduna Park for one of the biggest Bundesliga derby matches, looking to bounce back …Read More
24 October 2020 Fresh from thrashing Atletico Madrid 4-0 in the Champions League, Bayern Munich will be looking to maintain an impressive form when they meet …Read More
24 October 2020 Barcelona will be looking to square the La Liga H2H stakes to 73-73 when their arch-rivals Real Madrid arrive at Camp Nou for …Read More