2019-20 Bundesliga 2 – Bochum vs Karlsruher SC Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Bochum vs Karlsruher SC kick off? Sunday 20th October, 2019 – 12:30 (UK)

Where is Bochum vs Karlsruher SC being played? Vonovia Ruhrstadion

What TV channel is Bochum vs Karlsruher SC 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 Karlsruher SC 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 Karlsruher SC?

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

Karlsruher SC – https://www.viagogo.com/Sports-Tickets/International-Soccer/More-Soccer/3-Bundesliga/Karlsruher-SC-Tickets

What was the score in the last meeting between Bochum & Karlsruher SC? Bochum 1-1 Karlsruher SC

THE TEAM NEWS

BOCHUM

  • Bochum will be aiming to pick up from where they left off before the international break after beating Heidenheim 3-2 to record their first win under Thomas Reis and first of the season.
  • Lee Chung-Yong is fit again but fellow midfielders Gorkem Saglam and Ulrich Bapoh have joined centre-backs Maxim Leitsch and Patrick Fabian on the injury list.
  • Reis will have been particularly pleased to see three of his attackers get on the scoresheet against Heidenheim and he is expected to name an unchanged side here.

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

Unavailable: Leitsch (Injured), Fabian (Injured), Saglam (Injured), Bapoh (Injured)

Doubtful:

KARLSRUHER SC

  • Karlsruher SC drew 1-1 for the third game running at Darmstadt 98 two weeks ago but they have only won one of their last seven league matches.
  • Left-back Damian Rossbach is available again having missed the last four games through injury and is likely to start ahead of Dirk Carlson.
  • Winger Lukas Grozurek, who has been battling the flu, is the only other worry for coach Alois Schwartz so Choi Kyoung-Rok could make his first start of the season.

Predicted line-up (4-1-4-1): Uphoff; Thiede, Gordon, Pisot, Roßbach; Fröde; Choi Kyoung-Rok, Stiefler, Wanitzek, Lorenz; Hofmann

Unavailable: Muller (Injured)

Doubtful: Grozurek (Illness)

THE PREDICTION

Bochum have drawn their last five league games at home and are yet to record a clean sheet this season. Karlsruher, meanwhile, have drawn 1-1 in their last three outings. 10 of the 18 meetings Bundesliga II between these two have also been tied, so a score draw looks a likely outcome here.

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