MSV Duisburg vs VfL Bochum / 2.Bundesliga – This is a duel in the second round of 2.Bundesliga between these two teams that started the new season very badly because they suffered defeats in the first round, with the proviso that Duisburg lost as a guest against Dynamo Dresden, while Bochum lost on their field from Celtic, both of which were rivals without a goal scored. Duisburg had an unpleasant hosting and they were not expected to win, but Bochum also played against the objectively strongest team in the league, so they did not have too much to worry about. Last season, the mutual duel between these rivals in Duisburg ended with a score of 1-1.
MSV Duisburg vs VfL Bochum begins 11.08.2018. at 13:00 CET.
Duisburg has opened the new season with a defeat, but it is not a big surprise and if is judged by what this team has showed in the last season, there will be a lot of ups and downs, so a defeat absolutely does not have to mean anything. They have ended the last championship with four matches without defeat, but much more important for Duisburg is how they will continue this season because they had the biggest problems in the first part.
It is interesting that they played the first match last season in Dresden and the result was the same, so they were defeated with 1-0. Coach Gruevhas from this summer’sreinforcements expectedly given a chance to Neumann, but the new goalkeeper Mesenholer was not amongst the goalposts, but the experienced Davari got the advantage. In the offensive part of the team that did not show much in Dresden, Verhoekwas the only new name on the field. Now we might seeSukuta-Pasha in the starting lineup.
Probable lineups MSV Duisburg: Davari – Bomheuer, Nauber, S.Neumann – Wiegel, Wolze – Schnellhardt, Frode – Stoppelkamp – Sukuta-Pasu, Tashchy
Bochum might have expected more from the first-round duel, given that they were hosts, but they also had a very strong opponent, the team of Cologne, so they ended up with no points and no goals scored. However, the game itself was not so bad and they had their own opportunities that they did not use, and the hero was the opposing goalkeeper which speaks a lot about the game itself. What they definitely need to make better use of is one player more on the field in the last 20 minutes, though they were then losing with 2-0, which was the ultimate result.
Bochum has started the last season with a home defeat and they had problems right up to the finish, when a series of good results finally broke in the top of the table. Perhaps because of these good games in the finish of the last season they decided not to change the team too much and they did not buy too much. Maier from Hannover arrived but got injured immediately and did not play in the first round, while Bandowski, Eisfeld and Kraftwere also absent and will not perform in this match as well, because of injury problems. Coach Dutt is probably happy with their game in the first round and it is possible that he will not change anything in the team.
Probable lineups VfL Bochum: Riemann – Gyamerah, Hoogland, Leitsch, Danilo – Losilla, Tesche – R.Kruse, Pantović, Sam – Hinterseer
MSV Duisburg vs VfL Bochum PICK
Both teams were defeated in the first round and they could not score any goals, but now it should be much easier and we expect both Duisburg and Bochum to play openly for victory, which means that there should be goals in both networks.
Pick: both teams will score
Odds: 1.72 at williamhill (down to 1.62 can be played)