Bundesliga: Bayern Munich vs VfL Bochum Live Stream and Preview
Following their recent success in the midweek Champions League match against Manchester United, Bayern Munich are now preparing to take on VfL Bochum at the Allianz Arena this Saturday for an intense Bundesliga showdown. The current German champions are determined to maintain their impressive start to the season. The game is scheduled to kick off at 1:30 pm GMT.
Bayern Munich, coming off an exciting Champions League triumph over Manchester United, are eager to bounce back in the Bundesliga following a mildly disappointing 2-2 draw with Bayer Leverkusen. Despite their success earlier in the week, the draw was viewed as a missed opportunity for the Bavarian team to assert their dominance early in the domestic campaign. Their next opponent is VfL Bochum, who are yet to secure a victory this season. Historically, Bayern have a strong track record against Bochum, winning three out of their last four encounters in the Bundesliga, including two commanding 7-0 victories. Bayern’s next objective is to regain their winning momentum in the league and secure all three points.
Bochum’s winless streak continues this season, with their last three matches resulting in draws against Borussia Dortmund, Augsburg, and Eintracht Frankfurt. Despite the satisfactory performances, head coach Thomas Letsch is disappointed by the lack of victories. Now, Bochum face a significant challenge as they aim to end their winless run against Bayern Munich, a team they have only defeated once in their previous 17 encounters.
It’s been over three decades since Bochum secured a win at the Allianz Arena back in August 1991. Additionally, Bochum’s away record in the Bundesliga needs improvement, with only six wins out of their last 36 away matches since their return to top-flight football in 2021.
Bayern Munich holds a dominant record against Bochum, winning nine of their last ten encounters across all competitions and recording five clean sheets during this period. Bochum’s only recent victory over Bayern came with a 4-2 home win in February 2022.
Bayern Munich are considered the clear favorites going into this match, given their impressive attacking firepower. Bochum’s defense has been found wanting, having already conceded seven goals in two away games this season. While Bayern has shown some vulnerabilities at the back, their superior quality is expected to shine through against Bochum. The visitors’ main objective may be to keep the scoreline respectable, but Bayern are in great form and are likely to create plenty of chances, making it a difficult challenge for Bochum.