2019-20 Bundesliga 2 – Stuttgart vs Bochum Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Stuttgart vs Bochum kick off? Monday 2nd September, 2019 – 19:30 (UK)

Where is Stuttgart vs Bochum being played? Mercedes-Benz-Arena

What is the weather forecast for Stuttgart vs Bochum? Cloudy, 19c

What television channel is Stuttgart vs Bochum on? Some Bundesliga 2 matches are televised on BT Sport so check here for their TV schedule

Where can I stream Stuttgart vs Bochum? If televised on BT Sport, this match can be streamed via the BT Sport website and app

Where can I get tickets for Stuttgart vs Bochum?

Stuttgart – https://shop.vfb.de/tickets/heimspiele/

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

What was the score when the teams last met? Stuttgart 1-1 Bochum

THE TEAM NEWS

STUTTGART

  • Stuttgart had a frustrating night at Erzgebirge Aue last Friday as they could not make their dominance pay and also had a man sent off, but they are still unbeaten this season.
  • Borna Sosa is suspended following his dismissal in Aue so Emiliano Insua is set to return at left-back, while strikers Mario Gomez, Nicolas Gonzalez and captain Marc Oliver Kempf are all injury doubts.
  • Young midfielder Nikolas Nartey has signed from Koln but is intended to go out on loan initially, while fellow new arrival Silas Wamangituka came on for his debut against Aue.

Predicted line-up (4-1-2-1-2): Kobel; Stenzel, Badstuber, Phillips, Insua; Karazor; Castro, Klement; Didavi; Al Ghaddioui, Gomez

Unavailable: Kalajdzic (Injured), Kaminski (Injured), Sosa (Suspended)

Doubtful: Mangala (Injured), Gomez (Injured), Kempf (Injured), Gonzalez (Injured)

BOCHUM

  • Bochum came from 3-0 down to salvage a point at home to Wehen Wiesbaden last weekend but that was not enough to save head coach Robin Dutt, who was dismissed on Monday.
  • Assistants Heiko Butscher and Oliver Barth will prepare the team for this match, and they have new signing Cristian Gamboa available following his move from Celtic.
  • Lee Chung-Yong, Tom Weilandt and Maxim Leitsch remain doubtful and young midfielder Ulrich Bapoh is suspended after being sent off against Wiesbaden.

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Riemann; Osei-Tutu, Decarli, Bella-Kotchap, Danilo Soares; Losilla, Janelt; Pantovic, Maier, Blum; Ganvoula

Unavailable: Bapoh (Suspended)

Doubtful: Lee Chung-Yong (Injured), Weilandt (Injured), Leitsch (Injured)

MATCH ANALYSIS

Bochum have conceded 10 goals in the league so far this season, the second-most in the division, but they have scored seven themselves - one more than Stuttgart. The hosts have concerns over a number of key players, so managerless Bochum will fancy their chances of at least scoring.

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