Borussia Dortmund vs Bochum: probable teams, match stats and LIVE blog!
Local bragging rights and valuable points are on the line as Jude Bellingham’s Borussia Dortmund take on Bochum in the other Revierderby on Saturday (kick-off: 3.30pm CET).
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bellingham missed his first game of this season as coach Edin Terzic rested his midfield general on Wednesday 1-1 draw in Copenhagen in the UEFA Champions League. In the league, however, the 19-year-old played every minute and scored three of Dortmundthe last seven goals of his victories on VfB Stuttgart and at Eintracht Frankfurt. Goalkeeper Gregor Kobel and defender Hummels rug were withdrawn at half-time in Denmark as a precaution, but both key players are expected to be fit as BVB take on their other local rivals. Terzic said during the low that the goal was to have the captain Marco Reus back for the weekend after an ankle problem. Raphael Guerreiro should also return and the United States international Gio Reina are in line for another start as fourth-placed Dortmund look to cut their four-point deficit to Union Berlin.
The club’s top scorer this season out of three, a cruciate ligament injury meant simon zoller only featured for 18 minutes of bochumDortmund’s two encounters with Dortmund last season as VfL managed a Draw 1-1 at home and spectacular 4-3 win at Signal Iduna Park to confirm their safety and – in the absence of high flying Schalke – claim supremacy in the Ruhr. And they could do well with a similar result on Matchday 13. Bochum is 17th in table – one point above Schalke at their lowest and four from outright survival – having won just twice all season, coming in both home games so far under Thomas Letsch. “It will be difficult to stay in the league like this,” the coach said following last weekend’s encounter. 4-0 defeat in Wolfsburg, Nevertheless. It was the third away game in a row where the so-called ‘Unrelegables’ scored four goals. Still, wholesale changes aren’t expected, so the likes of Zoller and Gerrit Holtman may be on the bench once again. Central defender Erhan Masovic is rated touch and go to be fit over time.
Look: Bochum provided security with a famous victory at Dortmund last season
- Reus have scored against 17 of the current 18 Bundesliga clubs, with Bochum being the exception.
- Kobel stopped 80% of shots on his goal, up from 67% last season.
- Dortmund are unbeaten in their last four home games, collecting 10 points from a possible 12.
- Philipp Hoffman has been directly involved in five of Bochum’s 11 goals in 2022/23, scoring three and providing two assists.
- Bochum’s nine defeats after 12 matches are as many as they have suffered throughout the 2021/22 Bundesliga campaign.
- VfL have lost seven consecutive away matches since beating Dortmund 4-3 on Matchday 32 of last season.
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Dortmund: Kobel – Süle, Hummels (c), Schlotterbeck, Guerreiro – Özcan, Bellingham – Adeyemi, Brandt, Reyna – Moukoko
Out: Bynoe-Gittens (shoulder), Dahoud (shoulder), Haller (testicular cancer), Meunier (broken cheekbone), Morey (knee)
Doubtful: Reus (fitness), Rothe (knee)
Coach: Edin Terzic
Bohum: Riemann – Gamboa, Ordets, Heintz, Soares – Losilla (c), Stöger – Osei-Tutu, Förster, Antwi-Adjei – Hofmann
Out: Asano (knee), Goralski (muscular), Grave (shoulder)
Doubtful: Masovic (muscular), Mousset (fitness)
Coach: Thomas Letsch
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