Bochum vs Dortmund – Betting Preview
When they play Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday, VfL Bochum will be looking to advance to the DFB-Pokal quarterfinals for the second consecutive season.
In contrast, the away team has advanced to the German domestic cup final six times in the preceding 11 seasons.
With the 5-2 hammering of Hoffenheim on Saturday, the 54-year-old managed his sixth straight home league victory, helping his team move three points clear of the relegation zone.
Letsch and his team should therefore have genuine confidence that they can defeat any team at Vonovia-Ruhrstadion based on their current performance, with Dortmund almost surely in for a challenging cup match on Wednesday night.
Although Bochum have never lifted the DFB-Pokal, they have twice reached the final, losing to FC Koln in 1967-68 before Eintracht Frankfurt defeated them 20 years later.
Edin Terzic will be aware that this competition presents his best opportunity to win more hardware, even though the Bundesliga and the Champions League are ranked as higher priorities for the club as a whole.
This is because he defeated RB Leipzig in the DFB-Pokal final two years ago during his previous tenure as manager.
The first leg of Dortmund’s match versus Chelsea will be played at Westfalenstadion on Wednesday. With so many close calls in recent years, this is undoubtedly a pivotal time in Dortmund’s season!
1×2 Betting Odds
Although this isn’t quite Schalke vs Dortmund, it is a local rivalry nonetheless and one which Bochum will be dying to win!
But the market thinks that they don’t have enough, and has deemed them to be the underdogs in this @ 5.00.
Dortmund are fighting for the title in Bundesliga action but with an opportunity to progress in the cup here, this may play out in a more fast and loose style than a typical league game!
They are the favourites in this @ 1.77.
The possibility of a stalemate and that this one will go to extra time stands @ 4.25.
Total goals over/under
The odds that the total number of goals scored will be over 2.5, stands @ 1.59.
While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 2.48.
There’s also been 17 goals scored across the last four H2H encounters, and given the free-scoring form of both sides, a similar trend should follow!
Although Dortmund are the favourites to edge it!