VfL Bochum 1848 vs RB Leipzig: Predictions & Preview 3/18/2023

VfL Bochum 1848 vs RB Leipzig: Predictions & Preview 3/18/2023

March 17, 2023



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As RB Leipzig travels to VfL Bochum this weekend, they will be looking to avenge their humiliating 7-0 loss to Manchester City in the Champions League midweek. By defeating FC Koln last weekend, the hosts, meanwhile, climbed outside of the Bundesliga’s relegation positions.


Few people would have given Bochum any hope of winning against Steffen Baumgart’s team, let alone returning to Bochum with all three points, given that they had dropped 11 of their previous 12 league away games. But Thomas Letsch’s team did just that, winning on the road for just the second time this season thanks to a despatched penalty by Kevin Stoger and a late consolation goal by Erhan Masovic.


Die Unabsteigbaren have generally been very strong at Vonovia-Ruhrstadion since Letsch was appointed as manager in late September, winning each of their first five home games under the 54-year-old guidance. However, they have lost their last two home games to Freiburg and relegation rivals Schalke 04. He will therefore be convinced that he and his team can pull off an upset against their upcoming opponents, whose confidence is sure to have been damaged by the severity of their setback in Europe on Tuesday.


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Marco Rose would have been shocked by his team’s collapse at the Etihad Stadium, even though advancing away to the English Premier League winners was always going to be a very difficult task after holding the Citizens to a 1-1 draw at home in the first leg. Erling Braut Haaland, who formerly played for Borussia Dortmund and scored three braces in four games versus Leipzig, was simply too much for Die Roten Bullen to handle as the 22-year-old struck a hat-trick before halftime.


After the forthcoming international break, Rose’s team will host Dortmund in the DFB-Pokal quarterfinal. They are currently ahead of Union Berlin and Freiburg on goal differential and in the Champions League qualification places. Rose and his team are in a crucial period of the season and won’t want to lose the unquestionable improvement they have made since the 46-year-old was hired in early September. On Saturday, a victory away against a legitimate relegation contender would put them back on track.


VfL Bochum 1848 vs RB Leipzig Game Information


  • Date: 03/18/2023
  • Time: 10:30 AM ET
  • Location: Vonovia Ruhrstadion (Bochum).
  • How to Watch Bochum vs Leipzig:ESPN+
  • Live Stream: fubo.tv


Bochum vs Leipzig Betting Lines


Bochum is +470 according to our Vegas Bundesliga Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $470. On the other side, Leipzig is –100 according to the Vegas Bundesliga Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $100.

The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines has Bochum at a 17.54% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Leipzig has 50% probability of finishing the game with the W.


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