Aiming for First Place
After a three-game drought in the Bundesliga, Borussia Dortmund won their last two matches to climb up to fourth place, only four points behind FC Union Berlin, the team sitting atop the standings.
Another victory on Saturday could boost them up to second place, and according to the soccer odds, they shouldn’t have too much trouble defeating Bochum. Nevertheless, the Blues are in a must-win situation, at least if they want to get out of the relegation zone.
Let’s check the latest Bundesliga odds, stats, injury reports, and Bundesliga lines for Borussia Dortmund vs Bochum. We’ve plenty of Bundesliga betting odds for you to consider.
Borussia Dortmund: Building a Streak
Including the Bundesliga, the DFB Pokal, and the UEFA Champions League, Borussia Dortmund has five straight games without losing. As of today, they have a chance of winning all three tournaments.
Most recently, the Black and Yellows visited Copenhagen in the UCL and drew 1-1, with Thorgan Hazard as the scorer. They finished as the runners-up in Group G with nine points, four more than Sevilla.
Regarding the Bundesliga, their last match was also on the road. It was against Frankfurt, and they won 2-1. Julian Brandt and Jude Bellingham were the scorers. They were extremely effective in front of goal, as those were their only two shots on target. On the other hand, Frankfurt finished with seven, which means Dortmund’s defense also deserves much credit.
Individually, Bellingham is having a dream season. He has scored nine goals, a lot for a midfielder. He was crucial for the Black and Yellows to advance in the DFB Pokal and the UCL. In fact, he’s among the UCL’s top scorers with four goals.
The home side offers a -385 price in the sportsbook to win straight up. Not bad, considering they’ve been significantly better when playing at home (4-1-1 vs. 3-0-3 on the road).
Bochum: Up & Down
As mentioned before, if the season ended today, Bochum would be relegated to the Bundesliga 2. The Blues currently sit in seventeenth place with seven points, two behind Bayer Leverkusen. As if that wasn’t enough, no other team has allowed more goals than them, with 32.
Most recently, the Blues visited Wolfsburg and lost 4-0. They finished with only two shots on target, meaning they never stood a chance. However, a week before they defeated FC Union Berlin, the team atop the standings! The Blues won 2-1 with Philip Hofmann and Gerrit Holtmann as the scorers.
That’s not all. Before defeating FC Union Berlin, they lost 4-1 to Stuttgart. A week before, they defeated Frankfurt, the team sitting in fifth place, 3-0! In other words, they’ve been a more reliable soccer pick when playing against title contenders. They’re offering a +1100 price for Saturday’s clash, meaning you could win $1,100 per every $100 wagered on them.
Individually, you want to keep an eye on Hofmann, the team’s top scorer with three goals. Unlike Bellingham, he’s a centre-striker, so you can expect him to have more options in front of goal.
Dortmund vs Bochum Head-to-Head
- Previous Matches: 82
- Borussia Dortmund Victories: 35 (146 goals)
- Bochum Victories: 22 (121 goals)
- Draws: 25
Last season, these two met twice, and Bochum ended up winning four points. First, they collided on the Blues’ home turf and drew 1-1. Julian Brandt scored the equalizer for Borussia Dortmund in the 85th minute. Later, in a genuine goal-fest at Signal Iduna Park, Bochum won 4-3. At some point, the home side was up 3-2, but the Blues turned things around in the last 10 minutes of the game.
Keep in mind that the Black and Yellows failed to score once in the last 10 meetings between the two, while the Blues failed twice. If there’s something you can expect from these two, it’s goals.
Dortmund vs Bochum Match Information
- Date: Saturday, Nov. 5th
- Time: 10:30 a.m. ET
- Location: Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund
- Borussia Dortmund vs Bochum Live Stream: fubo.tv
Dortmund vs Bochum Betting Lines
Dortmund vs Bochum Prediction
Forget about a stunner, but that doesn’t mean Bochum won’t put up a good fight. In fact, my betting online advice is to include Bochum +2 (-130) in your ticket. Here’s why: the Blues only lost in two of their last five visits to Signal Iduna Park, one by two goals and most recently by one. Plus, Borussia Dortmund played midweek, and Bochum didn’t.
I still expect the home side to win, but it will be a much closer match than the odds suggest.
Score Prediction: Borussia Dortmund 2, Bochum 1
Borussia Dortmund is listed at -385 in our Vegas lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Borussia Dortmund, you have a chance to win $26. Bochum is +1100, offering a chance to win $1100 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Borussia Dortmund a 79.38% chance to win, with Bochum at 8.33%.
The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.