Market: Both teams to score
Odds: 4/6 @ 1xBet
Hoping to make an immediate return to winning ways this weekend, Stuttgart will travel to the Vonovia Ruhrstadion when they Meet Bochum on Saturday afternoon.
Starting with the hosts, while Bochum might open this weekend’s fixtures holding a commanding six-point buffer from slipping into the relegation play-off spot, Thomas Letsch’s side are seeking some welcomed stability in 2024. Missing out on what they had billed as a potential opportunity last weekend as they were forced to settle for a 1-1 stalemate at home against Werder Bremen, the Blues have recorded just a single win from their previous four Bundesliga appearances. Heading into Germany’s festive break with a routine 4-0 drumming at the hands of title contenders Bayer Leverkusen, Bochum have gained a reputation for their defensive struggles. Including a 3-1 defeat against Hoffenheim last month, Letsch’s side have recorded just a pair of clean sheets from any of their last 10 straight Bundesliga appearances – a run that stems all the way back to October 7th. It should also be noted, Bochum have seen seven of their first eight top-flight showdowns at the Vonovia Ruhrstadion have finished with both teams finding the net.
As for the visitors, although Stuttgart might have continued to receive a string of plaudits from across Germany this season, Die Roten have shown some signs of a struggle on either side of opening the New Year. Marking their return from the festive interval with a downbeat display as they slumped to a 3-1 loss away at Borussia Monchengladbach, Sebastian Hoeneb’s men have recorded just a single win from their previous four Bundesliga appearances. While Saturday’s guests might still find themselves leading the chase to clinch a famous Champions League ticket, the former Hoffenheim boss will have a real headache over his side’s recent issues away from the MHPArena. Aside from a 2-1 win against Eintracht Frankfurt on November 25th, Stuttgart have lost all of their other three Bundesliga contests on the road. In a contest that famously produces an abundance of chances, we are expecting what could be an enjoyable affair on Saturday afternoon.
Bet: Both teams to score at Bochum vs Stuttgart 4/6 for Saturday’s Bundesliga battle @ 1xBet