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VfL BOCHUM vs Union Berlin Prediction 12/16/2023 | Bundesliga

Match Overview

The match between VfL BOCHUM and Union Berlin is set to take place on December 16, 2023, at the Vonovia Ruhrstadion. It will be a Bundesliga fixture and both teams are evenly matched, with similar odds of winning.

Historical Face-Off

These two teams have faced each other several times in the past. In their most recent encounter earlier this season, they played out a 1-1 draw. Looking back further, VfL BOCHUM has won two out of their last five meetings against Union Berlin. Interestingly, three or more goals have been scored in four out of their last five encounters.

Local Team’s Recent Form

VfL BOCHUM has had a mixed bag of results recently. In their last six matches across all competitions, they have managed to win two games, lose one, and draw three. Their goal-scoring form has been decent with nine goals scored during this period but they have also conceded eight goals.

In the Bundesliga standings, VfL BOCHUM currently sits in 14th position with 13 points from 14 matches. They have struggled defensively this season, conceding 29 goals so far.

In their most recent match against 1899 Hoffenheim, VfL BOCHUM suffered a disappointing 3-1 defeat away from home.

Away Team’s Recent Form

Union Berlin has also experienced mixed results lately. They have won one game while losing two and drawing three in their last six matches away from home across all competitions. Their attack has been relatively productive during this period with eight goals scored but defensively they have struggled, conceding eleven goals.

In the Bundesliga standings, Union Berlin finds themselves just one spot above VfL BOCHUM in 15th position with 10 points from 13 matches. They have also struggled defensively, conceding 28 goals.

In their most recent match, Union Berlin faced a tough challenge against Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League and lost 3-2 at home.

Key Players Spotlight

One player to watch for VfL BOCHUM is Takuma Asano. The attacker has been in good form recently, scoring five goals and providing one assist in his last fifteen appearances across all competitions.

For Union Berlin, Kevin Volland has been a standout player. The forward has contributed three goals and one assist in fourteen matches this season.

Statistical Insights

Looking at the statistics, both teams have struggled defensively throughout the season. VfL BOCHUM has conceded an average of two goals per game while Union Berlin has conceded an average of over two goals per game as well.

On the attacking front, VfL BOCHUM has scored an average of just over one goal per game while Union Berlin’s attack hasn’t been much better with an average of just above one goal per game.

Based on these statistics, we can expect a match that could see both teams finding the back of the net but also potentially conceding several goals.

Match Prediction: VfL BOCHUM 2 – 1 Union Berlin

Considering both teams’ recent form and their struggles defensively, it is difficult to predict a clear winner for this match. However, based on home advantage and their slightly better goal-scoring record, I predict that VfL BOCHUM will come out on top with a narrow victory. Therefore, my prediction for this match is VfL BOCHUM 2 – 1 Union Berlin.

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