Record against Bochum
Overall: 78 games. 41 wins, 20 draws, 17 defeats. 139:94 goal difference.
In the Bundesliga: 68 games. 35 wins, 18 draws, 15 defeats. 121:84 goal difference.
VfB did the double over Bochum last season. In the first meeting, the Cannstatt boys claimed their first league win of the campaign with a 4-1 success thanks to a brace from Silas and goals from Naouirou Ahamada and Wataru Endo. In the second half of the season, Sebastian Hoeneß made his Bundesliga debut as VfB head coach and enjoyed a 3-2 win in Bochum, with the goals coming from Hiroki Ito, Serhou Guirassy and Josha Vagnoman.
Josha Vagnoman, Deniz Undav, Laurin Ulrich and Nikolas Nartey have all been ruled out with injury, while the match is likely to come too soon for Maximilian Mittelstädt, Thomas Kastanaras, Fabian Bredlow and Dinos Mavropanos following injuries of their own. Maxilian Mittelstädt (ligament sprain) faces a late fitness test.
Jamie Leweling, Wooyeong Jeong, Jovan Milosevic and Alexander Nübel are in line to make their Bundesliga debuts in a VfB shirt.
Daniel Siebert is the referee for the match, with Jan Seidel and Rafael Foltyn his assistants. Michael Bacher will be on the sideline as fourth official. Benjamin Cortus and Christian Fischer are the video assistant referees.