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Last updated: 25 Oct 2023
Ryan Allan 25 Oct 2023
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  • Watch Bochum vs Mainz in the Bundesliga this Friday (19.30 BST)
  • Both sides remain winless this season
  • Goals expected at the Vonovia Ruhrstadion
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Goncalo Paciencia
Goncalo Paciencia set to lead the Bochum attack (Photo by Christian Kaspar-Bartke/Getty Images)
  • Bochum vs Mainz Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Bochum Form
  • Bochum Team News
  • Mainz Form
  • Mainz Team News


Bochum vs Mainz Predictions


Past matches between these sides have been high-scoring, and based on recent form, I expect a similar outcome on Friday.

I´m taking BTTS and over 2.5 goals as my two selections at the Vonovia Ruhrstadion.

  • Bochum have seen BTTS in 5 of their last 7 matches (Bundesliga)
  • Bochum have seen over 2.5 goals in 4 of their last 6 matches
  • Bochum have seen BTTS and over 2.5 goals in their last 3 matches against Mainz
  • Mainz have seen BTTS in 8 of their last 10 matches (Bundesliga)
  • Mainz have seen BTTS and over 2.5 goals in 4 of their last 5 away matches

Head to Head


Mainz have an 11-7 winning advantage in matches played against Bochum since 1993.

The 05ers claimed a 2-1 win on their last visit to Bochum in August 2022.

In their most recent contest, Mainz scored a dominant 5-2 win against the Blues. 

Bochum Form


Eight games into the new season, Bochum remain winless with just four points collected.

Second-bottom of the division, Thomas Letsch´s side slipped to their fourth loss of the season with a 2-1 defeat at Freiburg last weekend. 

At the Vonovia Ruhrstadion, the Blues had gone four unbeaten since May before a 3-1 reversal against Monchengladbach at the start of the month. 

Bochum Team News


Bochum have no new injury issues after last weekend´s narrow loss at Freiburg. However, Matús Bero and Patrick Osterhage are likely to remain sidelined for the hosts.

Goncalo Paciencia will keep his place in the Blues attack after scoring his first goal in Bochum colours last weekend. 

Mainz Form


Bottom of the Bundesliga, Mainz have endured a miserable opening period of the season with just two points on the board. 

Now winless in thirteen league matches, the 05ers last tasted victory in a remarkable 3-1 win against Bayern in April. Since then, Mainz have lost ten and drawn three Bundesliga fixtures.

On their travels, Bo Svensson´s side have leaked 20 goals in five losses from seven away league contests since April.

Mainz Team News


Svensson has several injury headaches for Friday´s trip to Bochum.

Defensive duo Jonathan Burkardt and Phillipp Mwene are both absent with knee injuries. Andreas Hanche-Olsen and Nelson Weiper also remain long-term absentees for the O5ers.

Verdict

Goals should be on the cards in this battle of Bundesliga strugglers.

I´m banking on BTTS, while I also fancy over 2.5 goals on Friday evening.

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