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Nurnberg vs Bochum Prediction & Betting tips
Two traditional clubs that had imagined this season very differently: This is how the league game between Nuremberg and Bochum can be summarized, which is why a forecast of the outcome of the game should not be difficult for a few. Because both teams are messing around in the table and have so far been tremendously below their possibilities.
For VfL, things are looking better after a run of six games without defeat, which means that Bochum has given itself air in the relegation battle in which 1. FC Nürnberg is knee-deep. The FCN is only two points ahead of relegation and three relegation places – so the home game against Bochum is of immense importance.
The Francs started the season as relegated from the Bundesliga with ambitions to return, but after a catastrophic season they find themselves at the bottom of the table.
Points are urgently needed if you want to avoid the super meltdown in Franconia – double relegation. If you look at Nuremberg vs. Bochum on the betting odds of the best betting providers, you can see: a tight game is expected, there is no real favorite in the game.
The relegation battle is certainly unexpected for 1. FC Nürnberg – and it is stuck in the mind. The Franks are under pressure, this pressure can also be seen because it causes the FCN players to cramp regularly.
Nuremberg is surprisingly unsuccessful at home, in the Max Morlock Stadium at home there were just three victories in 14 games – making them penultimate in the home table. 15 measly home goals are the second weakest goal in the league.
With 31 points Nuremberg is two points ahead of the relegation ranks, the FCN can currently speak of luck not to go into the game against Bochum with even fewer points, after all, the late equalizer at 2-2 in Regensburg not only succeeded in added time, but in the happiest possible way: with the opponent’s own goal.
The result against Jahn was important, but the appearance of striker Mikhael Ishak may have made some of them positive. The Swede was out of the game for weeks, even months, no longer played in coach Jens Keller’s plans – he was able to unexpectedly get back at Jahn and even scored the lead goal for FCN’s 1-0 in the meantime.
Meanwhile, mood and form at VfL Bochum are much better. The team of coach Thomas Reis has been unbeaten for six games (3 wins, 3 draws), on Wednesday the Bochum team managed a 2-1 win over Holstein Kiel.
The Bochum are not exactly known for a stable defense, as 46 goals conceded (only two teams conceded more, including 1. FC Nürnberg), but recently Reis was able to stabilize his shaky defense noticeably: In three of the last four games stood with VfL behind zero – a clear upward trend.
Now it goes to the home weak and undangerous Nurembergers – a point should be at least in it, if not more.
But be careful: Bochum is not really strong abroad this season either. Also at VfL there are only three successes abroad, twelve goals scored are one of the worst values in the 2nd Bundesliga.
Due to their good series of six games without defeat, VfL can take a breath, but is still far from saved with a six point lead over relegation rank. A bankruptcy in Nuremberg and the FCN catches up with VfL, would then only have one point less – and Bochum would be in the middle of the relegation swamp again.
Nurnberg vs Bochum head to head matches
04.11.19 2BUN Bochum Nurnberg 3 : 1
25.02.18 2BUN Bochum Nurnberg 0 : 0
21.09.17 2BUN Nurnberg Bochum 3 : 1
26.02.17 2BUN Nurnberg Bochum 0 : 1
16.09.16 2BUN Bochum Nurnberg 5 : 4