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Last updated: 21 May 2024
Ryan Allan 21 May 2024
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  • Watch Bochum vs Fortuna Dusseldorf in the Bundesliga Playoffs
  • A place in next season's Bundesliga is on the line 
  • Who will emerge with the upper hand in Thursday's first leg?
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Bochum vs Fortuna Dusseldorf Predictions


Both teams have seen plenty of high-scoring matches in their respective home and away fixtures this season.

I expect BTTS, with over 2.5 goals, also tipped with confidence at the Vonovia Ruhrstadion.

  • Bochum have seen BTTS in 14 of their last 17 home matches (Bundesliga)
  • Bochum have seen BTTS in 13 of their last 16 matches
  • Bochum have seen an average of 3.2 goals scored in their last 17 home matches
  • Fortuna Dusseldorf have seen BTTS in 9 of their last 12 away matches
  • Fortuna Dusseldorf have seen BTTS in their last 4 matches
  • Fortuna Dusseldorf have seen an average of 3.4 goals scored in their last 17 away matches

Head to Head


Bochum and Fortuna Dusseldorf have faced each other 16 times over the past 25 years. Bochum lead the H2H with six wins, while Fortuna picked up victories on four occasions.  

The most recent league encounter saw Bochum claim a 3-0 win in Dusseldorf in 2021. 

Bochum Form


Bochum dropped into the Bundesliga playoffs after slipping to defeat in their final two fixtures of the campaign. After a 5-0 beatdown from newly crowned champions Leverkusen, a 4-1 defeat at Werder Bremen left Die Unabsteigbaren 16th in the top flight, just one point short of safety. 

While involved in the relegation dogfight, Bochum have maintained a solid home record. Heiko Butscher's side were unbeaten in 13 of 16 home league matches this season before Leverkusen's commanding victory ten days ago.

The hosts scored at least one goal in 22 previous home league matches. 

Bochum Team News


Bochum are unable to call on a handful of players for Thursday's crucial first leg. Felix Passlack is suspended after his red card against Leverkusen. 

Moritz Kwarteng, Niclas Thiede, Danilo Soares, Mohammed Tolba and Michael Esserare are also set to remain absent for the home side. 

Fortuna Dusseldorf Form


Fortuna Dusseldorf extended their unbeaten run to seven matches with a 3-2 victory against Magdeburg on Sunday. Daniel Thioune's side had already secured third spot in Bundesliga II and a place in this week's promotion playoff. 

A tough side to beat on their travels, Fortuna are unbeaten in ten of 11 away matches played since December last year. Die Flingeraner know their way towards goal with two goals or more bagged in nine of those 11 road fixtures. 

Fortuna Dusseldorf Team News


Head coach Thioune has a near-fully fit squad available for Thursday's crucial first leg at the Vonovia Ruhrstadion. Jamil Siebert is the only absentee as he continues his recovery from a ruptured tendon. 

In-form Greek forward Christos Tzolis will again spearhead the Fortuna attack. The 22-year-old scored 13 goals in his last 13 appearances, including a hat-trick against Magdeburg. 

Verdict

While some tension can be expected, it's hard to see this match being a low-scoring one.

I'm taking BTTS, while I also fancy at least three goals scored on Thursday. 

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