Bochum vs Freiburg Predictions and Tips

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
7 March 2024, 20:45

Both teams have different tasks to settle amid the upcoming end of the season. Freiburg is at the 9th place with 30 points and technically can even enter the fight for European spots in the top-6, given that the 6th-placed Frankfurt is only 7 points away. However, in this season Bundesliga is quite packed in the middle of the table, and the gap from Bochum, which placed 15th, is only 5 points. Bochum has a certain advantage over relegation zone even despite its close proximity, with 8 points advantage over Cologne. In spite of this, given the recent results of this match’s hosts, this gap can be easily reduced to a dangerous one. In the first-round match, Freiburg secured a comeback win (2-1), after being 1-0 down at the 11th minute.

Bochum vs. Freiburg Preview 

Bochum Preview

While the first 6 matches of 2024 could have been described as successful, with only one loss to Borussia Dortmund (3-1) and sensational win over Bayern Munich (3-2), Bochum lost its momentum, losing two last matches with the total score of 9-3. Thomas Letsch’s team had nothing to offer against Moenchengladbach and Leipzig, looking extremely weak both in defence and attack. Given that Cologne slowly shows signs of life, there is a real danger that Bochum has all the chances to go back to Bundesliga 2, if the team continues to play in similar fashion. The talks about the change of manager are already culminating in fans’ circles and the upcoming match will be a serious test to the current squad and Letsch’s vision of football.

Freiburg Preview 

Freiburg also looks feverish, with its last win in Bundesliga dated 20th of January. Despite the team qualifying to the next round of UEFA Europa League, there is a real question whether Freiburg will be able to pass through West Ham United, its next European opponent. Freiburg is not among the most resourceful teams in Germany which is evident by the team’s run of 6 Bundesliga games without a win. On the contrary, Christian Streich’s team showed its character in the match against Bayern, securing a 2-2 draw at 87th minute. Amid arduous clashes in Europa League, there are still concerns about the state of the team in domestic championship, given that most likely Freiburg will not participate in European cups next season.

Betting Tips for Bochum vs. Freiburg

Both Teams To Score

Both teams are not in perfect conditions and concede a lot of goals lately due to different factors. It is evident that both coaches can not cope with defensive problems and there are all reasons to believe that both teams will score. Moreover, in the case of Bochum, in the last 6 consecutive matches, the ball was in the net of both teams, while Freiburg saw this happen in its last 4 matches. Unibet gives 1.63 for this Bochum vs. Freiburg prediction.

Bochum Draw No Bet

Bochum does not participate in European cups, while Freiburg have an exhausting game against West Ham in the midweek. This will certainly influence the team’s condition on Sunday, given the scarcity of resources available to Streich. Even though Bochum does not look stronger in the pre-match analysis, the team will certainly look more fresh than opponents that can prove decisive in such a match. Bochum vs. Freiburg odds for this outcome, as defined by Unibet, are 1.72 

Total Goals Over 2.5

Similar considerations should be taken in mind in terms of goals. Even though Freiburg will possibly lack freshness and concentration, the team will get its chances in front of Bochum’s net, given the defensive problems of hosts. In the first-round match, teams had three goals on the scoresheet even before the half-time whistle and this might be the case in the upcoming match as well. Unibet gives 1.73 for this Bochum vs. Freiburg tip.

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