Stuttgart vs Bochum should be one of the most interesting matches during the 5th Round of German 2. Bundesliga, which will be held at Mercedes-Benz Arena, in Stuttgart. This season, Stuttgart is one of the clear favourites for returning to the Major League of Germany. While VfB Stuttgart’s total players value are 82m €, VfL Bochum is only 15m €. That shows absolutely different abilities and opportunities for this season.
These teams met last time in 2. Bundesliga. Both matches finished with the same 1:1 results. At those times, teams were very near by their class and abilities. Now times have changed, and Stuttgart has returned to the second league with very talented players, which greatly increases their chances of winning a top place in the league. Please review our thoughts about this Bundesliga Stuttgart vs Bochum match here below.
Last season Stuttgart took 16th place in Bundesliga and lost to Union Berlin in relegation final. That was the second time in the last several years when they losing their place in Bundesliga. Last time, they managed to return to the Bundesliga in one season, and we hope that this talented team succeeds in doing this again. At the 1st of July Tim Walter, 43 years old specialists took the wheel of the team. Moreover, the team had a very strong main squad, as a lot of young and strong players left, and new ones arrived.
After 4 matches the Swabians collected already 8 points and stand at 3rd place behind Hamburger SV and Arminia Bielefeld. The Reds won 2 matches at home with the same 2:1 result against St. Pauli and Hannover. However, in road games they struggling to win in 2 matches in a row against Aue and Heidenheim. In general, they look really confident, creating lots of dangerous moment, possessing the ball more often than their opponents. We believe that the last draw was only because the team was in a minority after the red card. And in general, in that game, the players of Stuttgart played very aggressively, which prevented them from winning the match in which they clearly dominated.
Unfortunately, Sasa Kalajdzic, Marcin Kaminski, Orel Mangala, Mario Gomez and Marc Oliver Kempf will miss the next game due to injuries. Moreover, Borna Sosa should miss one Bundesliga game due to a red card in the last match.
Bochum is certainly not such an interesting team as their opponents. Playing away against such grants, there is very little chance of winning or even a draw. The team playing in the 2. Bundesliga for almost 10 years. What a lot about the development as a team and club. However, this club was founded 171 years ago and they are probably one of the oldest clubs in Germany. Bochum coaches Robin Dutt already for the 3rd year. This season, Bochum conceded already 10 goals in 4 matches. In 4 games they collected only 2 points after very productive games with the same 3:3 results. The team knows how to score, but they have serious problems in defence. They impose an open game in which they most often lose, but actually create a beautiful show for the audience. Away Bochum lost 2 out of 2 games against Regensburg and Hamburger. So we expect the same on Monday’s match.
Unfortunately, Maxim Leitsh will miss the match due to injury and Ulrich Bapoh due to red card suspension.
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