Bochum will play host to Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich on the 3rd matchday of Bundesliga’s 2022-23 season in a match that might go under the radar for a lot of people. In their first Bundesliga campaign for 11 years, Bochum proved the surprise package of the 2021/22 campaign by finishing nine points clear of the relegation playoff spot. Meanwhile, Bayern have stomped through their opening games, scoring eight goals with a fluid front line that isn’t missing Robert Lewandowski at all
Bochum’s poor start to the new campaign may not be entirely unrelated to the overcrowding taking place in the club’s treatment room. Manager Thomas Reis could only fill seven of the nine available spots on his bench in defeat to Hoffenheim last weekend. Osterhage, Christopher Antwi-Adjej and Stafylidis are expected to be sidelined with muscular concerns. Gerrit Holtmann, is also a doubt with a knee injury while defenders Jannes-Kilian Horn and Danilo Soares are nursing hamstring and hip problems respectively
While Julian Nagelsmann revealed he removed Serge Gnabry at the interval of Bayern’s 2-0 victory against Wolfsburg last weekend because of an adductor problem, the club released a statement which blamed a wrist injury for his individual training. Whatever the reality is, Gnabry may well sit out the trip to the Ruhr region with Leon Goretzka and Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting also set to be sidelined
The division’s dark horse produced one of the most shocking results across Europe when they rattled four first-half goals past Bayern in this matchup last season. The Bavarians couldn’t respond adequately and lost 4-2 in what Bochum’s managing director, Sebastian Schindzielorz, described as the “new game of the century”. If this depleted Bochum side could repeat that feat against a Bayern team that have only improved in the intervening six months, it would rival their heroics from last February
Bochum vs Bayern Munich Game Information
- Date: 08/21/2022
- Time: 11:30 AM ET
- Location: Vonovia Ruhrstadion, Bochum.
- How to Watch: Bochum vs Bayern Munich ESPN+
- Live Stream: fubo.tv
Bochum vs Bayern Munich Betting Lines
Bochum is +1200 according to our Vegas Bundesliga Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $1200. On the other side, Bayern Munich is -500 according to the Vegas Bundesliga Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $20.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines has Bochum at a 7.69% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Bayern Munich has 83.33% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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