Match facts ahead of #BMGBOC
All the facts and information to know ahead of the Bundesliga home game on Saturday (15:30 CEST) against VfL Bochum.
- BORUSSIA-PARK is sold out for the match against Bochum, except for the VIP area.
- The foals will face VfL Bochum for the 68th time in the Bundesliga on Saturday. The record favours Borussia, who have won 26 games in total. Bochum have been victorious on 20 occasions, while 21 matches have ended in a draw.
- There is an average of 3.06 goals per game across all meetings between Borussia and Bochum, with a total of 205 having been scored in the previous 67, 115 by the Foals and 90 by Bochum.
Number of the game: 3 – presented by Interwetten
- Alassane Plea has scored in each of his three Bundesliga matches against Bochum. If he scores again on Saturday, it will be his 50th competitive goal Borussia.
Borussia have won only one of their last nine Bundesliga games, which was a 2-0 victory over Wolfsburg on matchday 27.
Most recently, the Foals have suffered two defeats in a row and have not had a longer losing streak so far this season in the Bundesliga.
Both Borussia and Bochum have been prolific from corners and have scored six times each from them so far this season (only FC Bayern and Union Berlin have recorded more, both with seven).
The key players in this area are Jonas Hofmann for the Foals and Philipp Förster for Bochum, who have each converted four corners into goals. Only Joshua Kimmich (FC Bayern) has bettered this number in the league with seven corners leading to goals.
VfL Bochum have scored more than a third of their goals from set pieces (39 percent).
Borussia have played the fewest crosses in the league and have only scored from three this season. VfL Bochum have only scored once more than this, although they have played over 100 more crosses (269) than Borussia (159).
The Foals have conceded just three goals from shots outside the penalty area, and only Union Berlin have a better record when it comes to defending long shots.
- The game will be refereed by Robert Schröder, with Dr. Jan Neitzel-Petersen and Norbert Grudzinski assisting him on the sidelines. Alexander Sather will be the fourth official, while Sven Jablonski and Thorsten Schiffner are on VAR duty.
- For updates, follow Borussia’s English-language social media channels on Twitter and Facebook and use the hashtag #BMGBOC