A Tough Battle Awaits Bochum as They Face Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga

Bochum, currently positioned at 14th place in the Bundesliga, has had an interesting season so far. Despite having lost the fewest number of games at this stage since finishing fifth in the 2003/04 season, their league-high draw tally of ten has prevented them from climbing higher in the standings.

In the previous two rounds, Bochum managed to secure draws, including a hard-fought stalemate against Frankfurt. This result was particularly noteworthy, considering they were facing Bayern Munich, the 11-time consecutive Bundesliga champions. Bochum’s recent history against Bayern Munich has been less than favorable, with three of their five head-to-head meetings resulting in devastating 7-0 losses. These defeats stand as some of Bochum’s heaviest in the Bundesliga.

However, there is hope that Bochum can avoid another humbling defeat. They have been performing well at home, with no side managing to defeat them since September. With three wins and four draws in their last seven home games, Bochum’s fans are optimistic about their chances.

On the other hand, Bayern Munich is feeling the pressure after a humbling defeat against unbeaten Leverkusen in their previous match. Currently sitting five points behind the league leaders, Bayern boss Thomas Tuchel knows that a victory against Bochum is crucial. The reduced preparation time due to their midweek Champions League loss to Lazio has added to the pressure on Tuchel and his team.

Bayern Munich’s attacking prowess is well-known, but they have surprisingly failed to score in two of their last five Bundesliga outings. This is as many games as they had failed to score in across the previous 153 matches. However, when considering their head-to-head history against Bochum, it is unlikely that they will struggle to find the back of the net. In fact, Bayern Munich has not failed to score away to Bochum in over two decades, winning nine and losing just one of their visits since then.

As the match approaches, there are a few players to watch out for. Moritz Broschinski has been in good form for Bochum, scoring their only goal in their last two matches. His performances have earned him the highest Flashscore player rating in those games. On the other side, Bayern Munich’s talisman, Harry Kane, had a memorable game in the reverse fixture, scoring a hat-trick in their 7-0 victory. This was the first of his three Bundesliga hat-tricks in his debut season.

A noteworthy statistic is that Bochum is one of only three Bundesliga teams to have scored in all of their home league games this season. This consistency in front of their home fans will undoubtedly give them confidence as they face the mighty Bayern Munich.

In conclusion, Bochum faces a tough challenge as they take on Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga. Despite their lowly position in the league, Bochum has shown resilience and determination, losing the fewest number of games at this stage of the season since their fifth-place finish in 2003/04. However, their high number of draws has prevented them from climbing higher in the standings. On the other hand, Bayern Munich, under pressure after a recent defeat, will be eager to bounce back and secure a crucial victory. With both teams having key players to watch, this match promises to be an exciting battle between two Bundesliga sides with different ambitions.

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