VfL Bochum and Borussia Dortmund go head-to-head on Wednesday in a duel that will determine who gets a spot in the DFB Pokal quarter-finals. Our sportsbook offers the best markets and bonuses for the German Cup.
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Bochum: Great Home Record
The DFB-Pokal may not be at the top of its mind right now, but potentially knocking out Dortmund will provide a huge morale boost for Bochum. The team is fighting to avoid relegation just three points above the relegation playoff zone. Bochum lost two of the last three matches, winning 5-2 at home on Saturday against Hoffenheim.
Despite being a second-tier outfit for most of the past decade, Bochum has made it to the German Cup three times since the 2011-12 campaign, with its 2-1 defeat to Freiburg last season a particularly galling one given that Roland Sallai scored in the last second of extra time.
After comfortably surviving relegation in its first season back in the Bundesliga, Bochum is struggling this term. Still, its home form improved in the last three months, winning its last five Bundesliga matches in front of its fans.
Although this isn’t quite Schalke vs. Dortmund, it is a local rivalry that Bochum will be determined to win. The hosts will know about Dortmund’s tendency to falter around this stage, but it’s risky to include it in our soccer picks and parlays. Bochum will remain without Michael Esser, Cristian Gamboa, and Paul Grave all injured, with Thomas Letsch unlikely to make many changes from the side that destroyed Hoffenheim last weekend.
Dortmund: Superb Run of Form
Dortmund is fighting for the title in Bundesliga, sitting just three points behind leader Bayern Munich, but with an opportunity to progress in the cup here, this may play out in a more fast-paced and loose style than a typical league game. Dortmund returned from the World Cup break in menacing form, winning all four of its league games.
Sebastien Haller scored his first goal for the club, having missed the first half of the season after a testicular cancer diagnosis, while Giovanni Reyna scored his third goal in four matches from the substitutes’ bench, so if you’re betting online, you should start backing him to find the back of the net.
Karim Adeyemi will miss Wednesday’s game after being sent off in the second round of the DFB-Pokal, while Thomas Meunier and Mateu Morey are currently recovering from injuries. However, with a place in the quarterfinals on offer, Edin Terzic will likely field a full-strength side against Bochum. With its first leg against Chelsea taking place at Westfalenstadion next Wednesday, it is clearly a crucial period in Dortmund’s season, so every win is a boost of confidence.
Bochum vs Dortmund Head-to-Head
Dortmund has won every game since the return of German football, scoring 13 goals in four matches but allowing at least one goal on three occasions. There have been 14 goals scored across Bochum’s last two matches. There’ve also been 17 goals scored across the last four head-to-heads.
Bochum won each of its last five home games in the Bundesliga, averaging 3.68 goals per game in Bundesliga this season, while Dortmund has averaged 3.37 goals per game so far.
Bochum vs Dortmund Match Information
- Match: Bochum (6-1-12) vs Dortmund (12-1-6)
- Location: Vonovia Ruhrstadion, Bochum
- Day/Time: Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2:45 p.m. ET
- Bochum vs Dortmund Live Stream: fubo TV
Bochum vs Dortmund Betting Lines
|Bochum||+½ +120||+365||O3 -120|
|Dortmund||-½ -150||-150||U3 -110|
Bochum vs Dortmund Picks and Prediction
The visitors enter this clash as favorites, priced at -150 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds, while the goal line is set at three.
Dortmund’s quality should see it win this clash, but not without a few scares from a Bochum side that put five past Hoffenheim. Bochum’s impressive home form since appointing Letsch should see it be highly competitive in this match.
The visitors will want to extend their excellent record in the DFB-Pokal, especially as it represents their best chance of silverware this season.
The Dortmund are listed at -150 in our Vegas soccer lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Dortmund, you have a chance to win $67. The Bochum are +365, offering a chance to win $365 on a $100 wager. The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Dortmund a 60.00% chance to win, with Bochum at 21.51%.