·3 February 2023
·3 February 2023
It will be high time for a win when TSG Hoffenheim visit VfL Bochum on Saturday (15:30 CET / Live Ticker at tsg-hoffenheim.de). Bochum have stabilised under new coach Thomas Letsch and are in especially strong form at home. But TSG can take heart from their 3-2 victory in the reverse fixture. We have compiled the most important facts and figures on #BOCTSG for you below.
…there has never been a draw between the two teams?
TSG Hoffenheim are going up against VfL Bochum in the Bundesliga for the eighth time. The seven previous clashes have always produced a winner (Bochum four times, Hoffenheim three times). In the reverse fixture, Munas Dabbur prevented a first-ever Bundesliga draw between the duo when he scored in the 88th minute to seal a 3-2 win.
…Bochum have recently been very strong at home?
VfL have played four home games under Thomas Letsch and they all ended in victory. A Bochum coach has never previously managed to win his first five Bundesliga home games in the dugout. VfL have taken 13 of their 16 points on home turf.
…VfL have the worst defensive record in the league?
However, there are also statistics that bode well for TSG. Bochum have already conceded 44 goals this season – more than any other club in the Bundesliga. By scoring three goals in the reverse fixture, Hoffenheim showed that they are capable of hurting the VfL defence.
…there will be a reunion with three players?
There are three players in the Bochum squad who have laced their boots for TSG Hoffenheim in the past. Konstantinos Stafylidis made seven competitive appearances for TSG; Michael Esser and Danilo Soares made the matchday squad but never played.
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