2019-20 Bundesliga 2 – Bochum vs Darmstadt 98 Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Bochum vs Darmstadt 98 kick off? Saturday 28th September, 2019 – 12:00 (UK)

Where is Bochum vs Darmstadt 98 being played? Vonovia Ruhrstadion

What are the expected weather conditions for Bochum vs Darmstadt 98? Cloud, 17c

What TV channel is Bochum vs Darmstadt 98 on in the UK? BT Sport have the rights to German Bundesliga 2 matches in the UK, so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Bochum vs Darmstadt 98 in the UK? If televised, subscribers can stream the match live on the BT Sport website & app

Where can I get tickets for Bochum vs Darmstadt 98?

Bochum – https://www.eventimsports.de/ols/vflbochum1848/de/tageskarten/channel/shop/index

Darmstadt 98 – https://indiv.themisweb.de/0224/fListeManifs.aspx?idstructure=0224

What was the score in the last meeting between Bochum & Darmstadt 98? Darmstadt 98 0-0 Bochu

THE TEAM NEWS

BOCHUM

  • Bochum have drawn both their matches under new coach Thomas Reis but they are now winless in nine Bundesliga II games.
  • Tom Weilandt is back in full training having missed the last four games and could be in the squad while Sebastian Maier has shaken off the illness that ruled him out of last Saturday's trip to Sandhausen.
  • The game will come too soon for Lee Chung-Yong and Maxim Leitsch, who are still working their way back, but Reis has no new personnel concerns.

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Riemann; Gamboa, Decarli, Lorenz, Danilo Soares; Losilla, Janelt; Pantovic, Maier, Blum; Ganvoula

Unavailable: Lee Chung-Yong (Injured), Leitsch (Injured)

Doubtful: Weilandt (Injured)

DARMSTADT 98

  • Darmstadt 98 are winless in five games after their 1-0 defeat at Heidenheim last Friday, which was their third straight league loss away from home without scoring.
  • First-choice goalkeeper Marcel Schuhen is back in training but is unlikely to be rushed back for this one, with Florian Stritzel performing solidly in his absence.
  • Mathias Honsak is also close to returning to action but attacking duo Braydon Manu and Felix Platte remain sidelined with long-term problems.

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Stritzel; Herrmann, Dumic, Hohn, Holland; Palsson, Paik Seung-Ho; Heller, Schnellhardt, Skarke; Dursun

Unavailable: Manu (Injured), Platte (Injured)

Doubtful: Schuhen (Injured), Honsak (Injured)

THE PREDICTION

The last meeting between these two teams in April ended goalless and both sides go into this one on winless streaks. Bochum have drawn all three of their league games at home this term, and Darmstadt would probably settle for a point given their poor away form.

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