Bochum Vs Stuttgart Betting Tip: Stuttgart – 26 September 2021

Swabians to prevail in battle between Bundesliga's leakiest defences?

Roberto Massimo / Stuttgart ©IMAGO / Michael Weber 19.09.2021

Germany Bochum Vs Stuttgart Germany

Sunday 26 September, 2021 – 14:30 (BST)
German Bundesliga
Pick: Stuttgart Win
Odds: 13/10
Bookmaker: PaddyPower
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 24 September 2021)

Preview: Sunday’s basement battle at the Vonovia-Ruhrstadion is an early relegation six-pointer between Bochum and Stuttgart, with the sides all set to slug it out in search of their second Bundesliga victories of the season.

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Bochum – Slow start to life back at the top level?

Life back in the Bundesliga following an 11-year hiatus hasn’t gone smoothly for Bochum, whose difficult period of adjustment was highlighted last time out in Munich with a crushing 7-0 defeat to the champions. That their heaviest loss ever in the competition. Plenty for head coach Thomas Reis to ponder then ahead of Sunday’s visit from Stuttgart, an opponent they don’t particularly enjoy facing.

In all competitions, Bochum have won only once across their past fifteen meetings with the Swabians. Losing six and winning none of the eight most recent encounters to have taken place in Germany’s top tier. Not what you want to hear as a player following one win in five league games this term, having lost each of the last three by an aggregate of 2-12 since getting the better of FSZ Mainz (2-0) here last month.

Key Stat: Forward Simon Zoller has had a hand in all four Bochum goals this season (2 goals, 2 assists) but is currently unavailable for the foreseeable with a cruciate knee ligament injury.


Stuttgart Win & Both To Score



Stuttgart – Swabians should relish this fixture?

Likewise their opponents, Stuttgart arrive on Matchday 6 in torrid form. Last Sunday’s 3-1 scoreline at their Mercedes-Benz Arena against Bayer Leverkusen was the third game in four conceding on at least three occasions – all, unsurprisingly, resulted in them not picking up any points – and means they are winless since opening the campaign with a 5-1 thrashing of newly-promoted Greuther Furth.

The sight of the other promoted outfit should come as welcome relief therefore, especially with their record being so formidable versus upcoming opponents Bochum. The Swabians, occupying 14th place going into the weekend, won six of the previous eight Bundesliga meetings between them, drawing the other two, while winning home and away (2-1 & 0-1) when the sides met in the second division in 2019-20.

Key Stat: Only the two promoted sides – Greuther Furth and Bochum (both 13) – have conceded more Bundesliga goals this season than Stuttgart (12), who are on the longest current streak in the league without registering a clean sheet (12 games).

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Bochum Vs Stuttgart Betting Advice

With neither back line convincing, we should be treated to a few goals, with Stuttgart fancied to continue their dominance in this particular fixture. Only Dortmund and Bayern are faring better from an xG perspective than the Swabians, scoring 9 from 10.7 xG. Their problem has been keeping them out (12 conceded from 8.2xGA) but it is a problem shared this weekend by an opponent they’ve thrived against recently.


Bochum Vs Stuttgart – Key Facts:

  • Stuttgart are on an eight-match unbeaten streak when facing Bochum in the Bundesliga. The Swabians would also win both matches the last season they were at the same level, in 2019-20 in Bundesliga 2.
  • Bochum are one of two sides to have conceded more Bundesliga goals (13) after five rounds this season than the 12 of Stuttgart.
  • Stuttgart’s current run of twelve league games without registering a clean sheet is the longest of its kind in the Bundesliga right now.


Stuttgart have lost none of the last eight Bundesliga meetings between the sides (W6 D2) and won home and away when the sides were in the second tier in 2019-20. Bochum are one of only two teams posting a worse defensive record than the Swabians this season, conceding plenty of scoring chances so far (12.1 xGA/2.4 per game). This, combined with a woeful head-to-head record, suggests the visitors are worth backing.

Best Betting Odds – Bochum Vs Stuttgart

Bochum – 2/1 (WilliamHill)
Draw – 13/5 (BetVictor)
Stuttgart – 13/10 (PaddyPower)