Bochum – Hoffenheim betting tip, prediction & odds 26.04.2024

Bochum – Hoffenheim betting tip

There is nothing to gloss over about Bochum’s starting position! It is getting darker from week to week and has long since driven the Revier-Kicker back into very dangerous waters.

Bochum’s top scorer Takuma Asano has not scored in eight Bundesliga games and the rest of the squad are putting in one anemic performance after another. Yet the players should really be getting stuck into every game regardless of the consequences …

However, my Bochum Hoffenheim tip seems to guarantee one thing on Friday: Goals, and the visitors from Kraichgau should score at least one more than their relegation-threatened opponents

Bochum have picked up just two points from their last eight games, which automatically makes them the weakest Bundesliga team far and wide in this period.

There are also one or two “yellow card absentees” for the home side, which in my Bochum Hoffenheim prediction on matchday 31 leads me to expect another winless performance from VfL.

TSG, on the other hand, should not prematurely bury their dream of a return to the European Cup after Euro 2024.

After all, six points behind sixth place is not the world and, with the many slip-ups the competition is currently allowing themselves, it is by no means impossible to catch up – especially as they probably don’t even need to finish 6th to reach Europe!

The betting operators’ forecast?

If Bochum are actually relegated in the end, it certainly won’t be down to the bookmakers.

The Betway app makes it clear that the bookies still believe in VfL despite the recent setbacks.

The current Bochum Hoffenheim odds show that a home win with an average of 2.23 promises only a slightly lower payout (2.90) compared to a Kraichgau three-pointer.

Analysis: Bochum vs Hoffenheim

Bochum seem to have a tendency to follow up a poor start to the season with a poor finish. But it is precisely this tendency that could now prove fatal for the hosts.

The situation is more serious than ever after the 0:1 against Wolfsburg! Since the historic 3:2 victory over Bayern in mid-February, which everyone thought would cement Bochum’s claim to first division membership, they have not been able to celebrate another win (2 draws, 6 defeats).

The main problem remains the lax defensive work, but the upcoming opponent is not joking when it comes to conceding an avoidable goal.

Keep in mind: Hoffenheim and Bochum both conceded 60 goals, which was only bettered by Darmstadt – bottom of the table with 72 goals conceded.

However, Hoffenheim are able to solve the problem of their “barn door defense” by scoring one more goal than their opponents.

My soccer bet today, which I would like to put to the test with the verified provider Happybet, is also based on this tendency.

In any case, TSG have celebrated each of their last seven Bundesliga matches despite conceding a goal – including last matchday, when they managed to whitewash three goals from the Foals with four of their own (4:3).

And the race for a place in the European Cup has still not been finally decided, meaning the Kraichgauers have the opportunity to keep the pressure on sixth-placed Eintracht with a win on Friday!

Odds analysis

I have to admit that the thought of a TSG win with a goal against is very appealing! On the one hand, because the combined odds on offer are 4.30 and, on the other, because the first-round duel already ended with such a result (3:1).

On the other hand, I would recommend more cautious bettors to follow my example and add the additional condition double chance X2 to a two-team meeting and thus also protect themselves in the event of a 1:1 draw.

Finally, I would advise very cautious bettors to leave out any additional condition and simply trust that both teams will “once again” not be able to play to nil. However, the odds of 1.42 offered for this have already been set very low …

Bochum without Osterhage and Antwi-Adjei

Bochum have received the most yellow cards in the league in 2023/24, and now Patrick Osterhage and Christopher Antwi-Adjei are the ninth and tenth VfL players to serve a yellow card.

That could become a problem, as Osterhage is an important cog in the midfield for VfL’s transitional play, having already made 21 appearances.

The Ghanaian’s absence is no less significant, however, as Antwi-Adjei is the blue-and-white’s regular striker for the 2023/24 season, even if he has not been particularly successful with just one goal in 23 Bundesliga appearances so far.

VfL and TSG are doomed to concede goals

In my opinion, it is very likely that the game will end 1:2, 1:3, 1:4 or perhaps an even higher result of this kind in favor of the Kraichgauers.

A both teams meeting tip with the bookmaker NEObet at current odds of 1.42 is almost obligatory in view of the following figures!

Bochum have not been able to keep a clean sheet in their last twelve Bundesliga games, while Hoffenheim have not been able to keep a clean sheet in 25 games

Meanwhile, I’m deliberately including a DC-X2 bet in my Bochum Hoffenheim betting tip, because the Ruhr Valley side’s loss of excitement away from home continues and has now carried over to their home performances, which were presentable in the first half of the season.

Bochum are bottom of the away table, but have also gone four games in a row without a win at home, picking up just two points from those matches

However, at this point I’m holding out a statistical straw for the home side’s supporters to pin their own hopes on.

What’s more, it was precisely this fact that ultimately prevented me from believing TSG would win at the Vonovia Ruhrstadion on Friday …

Bochum have won all of their last three home games against Hoffenheim, and VfL have not had a longer winning streak at home against any other current Bundesliga team

My Bochum Heidenheim tip:

It’s an extremely important game for the home side, but they won’t be able to play at their best due to two significant yellow card suspensions.

Hoffenheim, on the other hand, proved once again last week that they have a weak defense but a first-class attack.

If they stay true to their trend of recent months, the Kraichgauers will dish out more than they take on Friday. However, in my Bochum Hoffenheim prediction, I deliberately mitigate the risk by adding the additional condition “Double-Chance-X2”

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