Heidenheim vs Bochum by Gustav
After three positive results at the re-start of the season this Year, winning over Braunschweig and St Pauli at home and taking a point on the road to Duisburg, players of Heidenheim didn't manage to avoid defeat last weekend out when they visited Regensburg and suffered 2:0 defeat.
Their hosts deserved the victory completely, taking the lead in 34th minute with a goal frmo George and remaining better on the field, while it was all over for the guests once they stood playing with a man less in 70th minute when their defender Kraus got red carded.
They tried to risk more but only conceded another one that sealed the game in 90th minute when Gruttner scored a goal. It was first defeat after four matches for Heidenheim as the side now stands at tenth position with six points less than play-out placed Greuther Furth.
Home side is set to miss suspended defender Kraus (12/0), but also injured defensive Busch (8/1) and midfielder Multhaup (no performance yet). Doubtful are midfielder Titsch-Rivero (19/1) and forward Glatzel (21/4).
Bochum finally managed to interrupt their winless streak last time out and four defeats in a row, as the side narrowly won over Darmstadt 2:1 last Friday evening. Must be said that the match wasn't that offensive minded, with both teams firstly looking how to preserve their own net.
Guests had a bit more ball possession in the first halftime in overall uninteresting half, while they even took the lead in 61st minute with a goal from Bregerie. However, it seems like the bad result was just what the home side needed in order to start playing better since they managed to revert the scoreline in next minutes.
Within eight minutes they manage to take the lead, via Hinterseer in 66th and an own goal three minutes later, while they continued being slightly better and deserved the victory in the end. The side now stands at fourteenth position with just three points more than play-out placed Furth and needs to keep the positive momentum.
Visitors will miss defender Leitsch (10/0), while sidelined with injuries also remains defenders Perthel and Lorenz, both without performing for the side till now in the season.
- Heidenheim has seen four consecutive over 2.5 goals matches at home in 2.Bundesliga.
Bochum away from home is far away from a real power, but the side knows that they need to improve and that they can't afford to sit back and wait for the opponents to attack. Heidenheim, on the other side, remains favorites for this one, but their defensive is far away from a reliable one in order to be trusted here. An entertaining game is ahead of us, with goals surely standing with the "value" side here.