Bayern Munich to Cruise at Bochum?
German champions Bayern Munich will be looking for another Bundesliga victory when they make the trip to Vonovia-Ruhrstadion this weekend to play Bochum. The Bavarians have started well, winning their opening two league matches with ease.
Bayern may be away from home, but Julian Nagelsmann’s men are the big sportsbook favorites in this one and will be looking for a routine away victory.
Bochum: Rough Start
Bochum had a steady Bundesliga campaign last time around, finishing in 13th place. Overall, the club from North Rhine-Westphalia collected 42 points after 12 wins, six draws and 16 losses. Once again, staying in Germany’s top tier will be their main ambition.
Bochum’s 2022-23 Bundesliga campaign has started badly, as Thomas Reis’ side have fallen to back-to-back defeats. After losing 2-1 at home to Mainz on Matchday one, they were beaten 3-2 at Hoffenheim last time out. However, they did start the season with a 3-0 away win against Viktoria 1889 in the German Cup.
After two straight defeats, Bochum could do without facing Germany’s elite team this weekend. Still, can Die Unabsteigbaren cause an almighty upset on their own pitch?
Bayern Munich Rolling
Bayern Munich have started the season as they mean to go on, picking up two easy wins. They were rampant against Eintracht Frankfurt on Matchday one, thumping last season’s UEFA Europa League winners 6-1 at Waldstadion. The week before, the Bavarians beat RB Leipzig 5-3 in the German Super Cup.
Bayern Munich made it three wins in three with a routine home victory over Wolfsburg last Sunday. First-half goals from Jamal Musiala and Thomas Muller did the damage at the Allianz Arena. We are only two games in, but FC Hollywood are already top of the table, ahead of rivals Borussia Dortmund on goal difference.
Bayern Munich were relentless on their way to a 32nd German league title last season. With the likes of Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen and RB Leipzig ready to pounce on any slip-ups, Nagelsmann will be looking for more of the same this term.
Bochum vs Bayern Munich Head-to-Head
Bochum stunned Bayern Munich when these two sides last met, winning 4-2 at Vonovia-Ruhrstadion last February. The game in Munich was far different, though, as the Reds hammered Bochum 7-0, with Leroy Sane, Serge Gnabry and Robert Lewandowski among the scorers.
Prior to Bochum’s shock victory back in February, Bayern Munich had won the previous seven league and cup meetings.
Bochum vs Bayern Munich Game Information
- Game: Bochum vs Bayern Munich
- Location: Vonovia-Ruhrstadion
- Day/Time: Sunday, Aug. 21, 11:30 a.m. ET
- Bochum vs Bayern Munich Live stream: fubo.tv
Bochum vs Bayern Munich Betting Lines
Bochum vs Bayern Munich Prediction
Bochum and Bayern Munich have had contrasting starts to the new season. The home team have struggled while the champions have romped their way to two Bundesliga wins, scoring eight times to boot.
Bochum will want to make their home ground a fortress this season as they hope to keep away from the drop zone, but Bayern Munich should leave Vonovia-Ruhrstadion with all three points.
Bayern Munich have been outstanding, cruising to wins over Leipzig, Frankfurt and Wolfsburg. Expect another easy Reds victory here, and there is excellent value in the soccer odds of -115 for the visitors to win -2.