Gladbach Vs Bochum Betting Tip: Home Win/BTTS – 31 October 2021

Foals ready to exorcise Bochum demons?

Yann Sommer / Borussia Monchengladbach ©IMAGO / Revierfoto 27.10.2021

Germany Borussia Monchengladbach Vs VfL Bochum Germany

Sunday, 31 October 2021 – 16:30 (BST)
German Bundesliga
Pick: Borussia Monchengladbach WIN & Both Teams to Score
Odds: 9/5
Bookmaker: BetVictor
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 29 October 2021)

Preview: There is no time like Halloween Sunday to exorcise the demons of a 15-match winless streak, which is exactly what Borussia Monchengladbach will be attempting at Borussia-Park in round 10 of the 2021-22 Bundesliga. The Foals will be on the prowl for their first head-to-head victory over Bochum in more than fourteen years.

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Borussia Monchengladbach – Foals to build on Bayern triumph?

Wednesday’s DFB Pokal slaying of Bayern Munich reverberated across Europe, as news filtered through that the record German champions were being annihilated on a memorable night at Borussia-Park. Gladbach, three goals to the good at the interval, eventually declared at 5-0 in the 57th minute. The question that now requires addressing: can they reach those same heights on their return to Bundesliga action?

This certainly hasn’t been so thus far. The Foals reside in 12th ahead of Sunday’s meeting with an opponent they’ve not beaten in the league since September 1997, a run of fifteen Bundesliga games without winning (D7 L8). Meanwhile a return of 11 points through nine rounds (W3 D2 L4) means this is their worst start to a season since 2010-11, despite Adi Hutter seeing his team remain unbeaten at home (W2 D2).

Key Stat: To underline how much of a shock Gladbach defeating Bayern Munich 5-0 in midweek was, those goals were half as many as the Foals had managed across the first nine rounds of this season’s Bundesliga campaign – and only two fewer than opponents Bochum have so far managed this term.


Both Teams to Score in First Half



Bochum – In form despite a shortage of goals?

Initially, Die Unabsteigbaren struggled to adapt to the rigours of the Bundesliga. Not any more. It is now back-to-back wins for last season’s Bundesliga 2 champions who have subsequently climbed out of the relegation places, following up a battling display in the 1-0 win away to Greuther Furth with a thoroughly deserved 2-0 success at home to Eintracht Frankfurt. Generating almost three xG against the latter.

The positive vibes continued into midweek as they ousted Augsburg in the DFB Pokal, surrendering a 2-0 lead at one stage but prevailing in the ensuing shootout. It is all a far cry from winning only once across the opening seven Bundesliga rounds. Scoring does remain an as yet unresolved issue, however. Bochum are averaging under a goal per game thus far having netted only twice across their five away outings to date.

Key Stat: So far this season, Bochum have yet to score more than two goals in any Bundesliga match. Moreover, they have only managed to score on more than one occasion in two fixtures – though they did end up winning both times.

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Borussia Monchengladbach Vs Bochum Betting Advice

Quite literally a nightmare fixture to mark Halloween for Gladbach, who have not beaten Sunday’s opponents in their past fifteen tries (D7 L8) – since a 2-1 win all the way back in September 1997. Bochum have found goals hard to come by since stepping up from the second division. However they can take inspiration from the club’s record scoring run against the Foals, netting in 14 straight fixtures as the away side.


Gladbach Vs Bochum – Key Facts:

  • One point stands between 12th placed Gladbach and 14th placed Bochum ahead of Sunday’s Bundesliga meeting, which will be the first between the clubs since May 2011.
  • Bochum have their 15-game unbeaten run against Gladbach to preserve, having found the back of the Foals net the last fourteen times as the visiting side.
  • Gladbach remain unbeaten across four home Bundesliga games (W2 D2) this season though, with three of these outings at Borussia-Park seeing both teams net before half-time.


All of the above lends rather nicely to a bet on the visitors taking something from their first competitive visit to Borussia-Park for more than ten years. However, we shouldn’t dismiss the confidence likely garnered from the hosts’ emphatic five-goal victory over Bayern in midweek. Furthermore, the Foals remain unbeaten at home in 2021-22 (W2 D2), which compares favourably to the four defeats in five away outings of Bochum.

Best Betting Odds – Borussia Monchengladbach Vs Bochum

Borussia Monchengladbach – 4/11 (WilliamHill)
Draw – 17/4 (Betway)
Bochum – 15/2 (Betfair)