Munich 1860 vs Bochum by Gustav
Munich 1860 suffered 3:0 defeat last weekend away to Union Berlin. They were simply outplayed from the first moments, conceding the first goal already after six minutes. From that moment on, they had simply way to many errors in the midfield, as simply nothing worked for them and looked really poor - almost like mission impossible to level up the result.
During the second half their opponents had plenty of chanced to improve the lead and finally managed two score two more goals, in 80th and 88th minute. Overall, it was one of the poorest performances from Munich 1860 this season and they didn't deserve anything better out of this game. It was now second consecutive defeat for them in as many games in the new year, while they reached the run of six consecutive defeats, five in second tier of Bundesliga. Furthermore, they now have four consecutive matches without scoring a single goal, while the team looks like a real relegating candidate with only fourteen points earned so far. Left full back Maximilian Wittek (18/0) is suspended for today's game, while they continue to miss left back Richard Neudecker (6/0) and defensive midfielder Sukalo who didn't play this season anyway, plus few more players with really minimal involvement during the season.
Bochum, on the other side, drew 1:1 away to Nurnberg last weekend. They actually tried to be a bit more defensive in the first halftime and managed to preserve their net, however weren't able to create any dangerous situations in front of opponents goal. Second halftime looked similar, but they managed to open up the lead in 66th minute with a goal from Terrazzino.
Nine minutes later their hosts replied, while the game looked much more open from both end from that moment on, but despite that, the result remained a 1:1 draw, maybe the most fair outcome of the match after all. The team is now undefeated in last five matches in Bundesliga, having two victories and three draws. Still, they are five points below third placed Nurnberg and need to keep winning in order to continue their promotional race. Central defender Simunek (6/0) is doubtful for this game, same as other stopper Bastians (19/2). Visitors won't count at left back Perthel (18/1) who misses second consecutive game and couple of more really long term absentees.
Visiting side simply looks like much more serious team at the moment. One way or another, I except Bochum to prevail here and find current odds really valuable. There is no doubt that they are way more quality side, with better form and atmosphere in front of this match.