VfL Bochum 1848 vs FC Schalke 04: Picks & Analysis 3/04/2023

VfL Bochum 1848 vs FC Schalke 04: Picks & Analysis 3/04/2023

March 3, 2023



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The Bundesliga’s relegation zone sides will face each other when VfL Bochum host Schalke 04 on Saturday, keep an eye as this matchup could sentence one of the teams to go down.

The visitors are currently unbeaten in their last 5 matches, and move up out of the danger zone if they manage to secure an away win against their relegation rivals. As for Bochum, they have lost 5 out of their last 6 domestic matches, with Hertha Berlin’s victory versus Augsburg last weekend causing Thomas Letsch’s side to fall back down into automatic relegation.


Letsch has definitely improved the quality of play at Bochum since being at the helm of the club since last September, pushing the squad into more aggressive football. However, he has not been able to fix one key area for the squad, away games, with their 3-0 loss versus Werder Bremen it marks their 8th defeat in 9 away matches under Letsch.


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In contrast, they have won all 5 of their home games until losing their first league defeat at Vonovia-Ruhrstadion to Freiburg, ultimately Bochum does have a strong chance to beat their opponents in home turf.


Thomas Reis’s side will have to prove they don’t belong in the relegation zone in an away match. In his first official senior coaching role in men’s football, the veteran led Bochum to promotion by the end of the 2020-21, before pushing them into 13th on the table. However, he was fired unexpectedly due to his touch start to this season, ultimately switching sides to Schalke this time around.


Soon after losing 5 out of his opening 6 league games at the helm, Reis has managed to stabilize the ship mainly on defense, with 4 consecutive no-goal draws in recent matches before winning a crucial match 2-1 versus Stuttgart last weekend.

Both squads have a good chance to walk home with a win, however we can’t deny Bochum’s home advantage, thus we believe they have a slight edge.


VfL Bochum 1848 vs FC Schalke 04 Game Information


  • Date: 03/04/2023
  • Time: 9:30 AM ET
  • Location: Vonovia Ruhrstadion.
  • How to Watch Bochum vs Schalke: ESPN+
  • Live Stream: fubo.tv


Bochum vs Schalke Betting Lines


Bochum is +135 according to our Vegas Bundesliga Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $135.On the other side, Schalke is +200 according to the Vegas Bundesliga Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $200.

The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines has Bochum at a 42.55% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Schalke has 33.33% probability of finishing the game with the W.


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