Bochum vs Fortuna Dusseldorf Prediction 23.05.2024

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  • Competition: Germany - Bundesliga Playoffs
  • Date: Thursday, 23rd, May 2024
  • Kickoff: 19:30 UTC +1 / 20.30 CEST
  • Venue: Vonovia Ruhrstadion (Bochum)

Thursday evening will see Bochum squaring off against Fortuna Dusseldorf at Vonovia-Ruhrstadion for the opening leg of the Bundesliga promotion/relegation playoff.

Bochum vs Fortuna Dusseldorf Betting Tips: BTTS

While they entered the closing matchday of the Bundesliga knowing that just a point would be enough to confirm their top-flight status for another season, Bochum's quest to achieve it suffered a huge blow as Werder Bremen handed them a crushing 1-4 defeat.

Their own humiliation at the Weserstadion, combined with Union Berlin's dramatic last-gasp 2-1 victory over Freiburg, has seen Die Blauen slide to the precarious 16th spot, forcing them into a battle with Fortuna Dusseldorf to avoid relegation from the elite tier.

Despite being stuck in a slump with only two wins from their last 12 games, Bochum will lean on tradition, which shows that top-tier clubs have retained their status through the relegation playoffs in 12 out of 15 istances since the playoffs were reintroduced in the 2008-09 season.

Adding to Bundesliga outfit's worries is the inconsistency of their backline, as Heiko Butscher's side has allowed a troubling number of three or more goals in each of their past three league outings, while managing to register just one clean sheet since the turn of the calendar year.

At the opposite end of the pitch stands Fortuna Dusseldorf, precisely one of those three sides that managed to outshine a Bundesliga outfit through the two-legged playoffs to earn their promotion to Germany's top division, a feat achieved back in the 2011-12 campaign by defeating Hertha Berlin 4-3 on aggregate.

In an attempt to ascend to the highest level of German football for the seventh time, the Flingeraner enter the first leg of the playoff tie against Bochum with high optimism, having strung together an commendable 14-game unbeaten streak in the 2. Bundesliga, a brilliant form that earned them a third-place finish in the second tier.

Ahead of Thursday's pivotal showdown, Fortuna's striker Christos Tzolis is in red-hot form, having ended the league season in majestic fashion by netting a hat-trick to help his team overcome Magdeburg in a five-goal thriller, a stellar performance that earned him the "golden boot."

Considering both sides will assess their chances of taking the lead in the first-leg tie, an open encounter is expected, which could result in an exciting draw. Thanks to their knack for finding the net consistently but a poorly-organized defense, Bochum have often found themselves embroiled in high-scoring affairs this term, with 24 out of their 34 Bundesliga outings ending in BTTS. Fortuna has also proven to be prolific in finding the path to the opponent's net, indicating that the nets at both ends of the Vonovia-Ruhrstadion are likely to bulge.

Bochum vs Fortuna Dusseldorf Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Fortuna Dusseldorf

    3 : 1

    Bochum

    Club Friendlies 3

  2. Fortuna Dusseldorf

    0 : 3

    Bochum

    2. Bundesliga

  3. Bochum

    5 : 0

    Fortuna Dusseldorf

    2. Bundesliga

  4. Fortuna Dusseldorf

    1 : 0

    Bochum

    Club Friendlies 1

  5. Fortuna Dusseldorf

    1 : 0

    Bochum

    Club Friendlies 1

Bochum

Bochum team news

The first-choice goalkeeper Manuel Riemann, who has made the fourth-highest number of saves this season in the Bundesliga (122), has been omitted from Bochum's squad for the relegation playoff tie against Fortuna Dusseldorf due to some disagreements.

In Riemann's absence, the 37-year-old Andreas Luthe will take his place between the posts, while right-back Felix Passlack will reclaim his spot in the starting XI after missing the final day of the Bundesliga campaign due to a one-match suspension.

Last matches of Bochum

  1. Werder Bremen

    4 : 1

    Bochum

    Bundesliga

  2. Bochum

    0 : 5

    Bayer Leverkusen

    Bundesliga

  3. FC Union Berlin

    3 : 4

    Bochum

    Bundesliga

  4. Bochum

    3 : 2

    Hoffenheim

    Bundesliga

  5. Wolfsburg

    1 : 0

    Bochum

    Bundesliga

Bochum lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 16

    Andreas Luthe

Defenders

  • 5

    Bernardo

  • 31

    Keven Schlotterbeck

  • 20

    Ivan Ordets

  • 15

    Felix Passlack

Midfielders

  • 6

    Patrick Osterhage

  • 8

    Anthony Losilla

  • 32

    Maximilian Wittek

  • 7

    Kevin Stoger

  • 29

    Moritz Broschinski

Forwards

  • 33

    Philipp Hofmann

Fortuna Dusseldorf

Fortuna Dusseldorf team news

Head coach Daniel Thioune made a series of changes over the weekend to rest some of his key players, and Norwich loanee Christos Tzolis shone as he led his side to a dramatic 3-2 victory over Magdeburg, thanks to a hat-trick.

The only absentee for Fortuna Düsseldorf will be defender Jamil Siebert, who recently suffered a thigh injury and had to undergo surgery.

Last matches of Fortuna Dusseldorf

  1. Fortuna Dusseldorf

    3 : 2

    Magdeburg

    2. Bundesliga

  2. Holstein Kiel

    1 : 1

    Fortuna Dusseldorf

    2. Bundesliga

  3. Fortuna Dusseldorf

    3 : 1

    Nurnberg

    2. Bundesliga

  4. Schalke 04

    1 : 1

    Fortuna Dusseldorf

    2. Bundesliga

  5. Fortuna Dusseldorf

    1 : 0

    SpVgg Greuther Fürth

    2. Bundesliga

Fortuna Dusseldorf lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 33

    Florian Kastenmeier

Defenders

  • 19

    Emmanuel Iyoha

  • 30

    Jordy de Wijs

  • 15

    Tim Oberdorf

  • 25

    Matthias Zimmermann

Midfielders

  • 4

    Ao Tanaka

  • 6

    Yannik Engelhardt

  • 7

    Christos Tzolis

  • 23

    Shinta Appelkamp

  • 11

    Felix Klaus

Forwards

  • 9

    Vincent Vermeij

4 Reasons why we expect BTTS

  1. Bochum have conceded three or more goals in each of their last three Bundesliga matches.
  2. Bochum, meanwhile, have scored 3+ goals in half of their last four top-tier outings.
  3. Fortuna Düsseldorf have scored three or more goals in two of their last three second-tier fixtures.
  4. Each of Fortuna's last four matches has featured goals at both ends.

Main prediction Bochum - Fortuna Dusseldorf

Both Teams to Score

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57% winrate

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2 wins in a row

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Additional predictions

Draw

Best odds:3.62

Over 2.5

Best odds:1.86

Bochum vs Fortuna Dusseldorf - FAQ

? Where to watch?

The match between these teams will be broadcast on Arena 4 (Hun), Diema Sport 3, Digi Sport 3 (Rom), Eleven Sports (Portugal), Nova Sport 3 (Cze), Nova Sports (Hel), Prima Sport 4 (Rom), SAT 1, Setanta Sports Eurasia, Sky Sport Bundesliga (Ger), Sky Sports Mix (UK/Irl), Sky Sport Top event (Ger), Sport TV (Slo), Tivibu Spor, Veikkaus TV, Viaplay (Den), Viaplay (Fin), Viaplay (Ned), Viaplay (Nor), Viaplay (Pol), Viaplay (Swe), V Sport (Nor), V Sport Premium (Swe)

? Who is Bochum's player to watch?

With 7 goals and 11 impressive assists, Kevin Stöger is the most productive player for Bochum.

? Who is Fortuna Dusseldorf's player to watch?

Christos Tzolis is the main attacking threat in Fortuna Dusseldorf's offense this season, as the Greek forward has scored 22 goals and added seven assists.