The final round of Bundesliga fixtures this season will see Bochum have home advantage for the visit of Bayer Leverkusen. The hosts must claim maximum points this weekend if they are to have any hope of avoiding relegation. Meanwhile, Leverkusen must win to secure a place in the Europa League.
Both Bochum and Bayer Leverkusen come into this final fixture of the season needing something to achieve their target for the season. The greater emphasis will be on Bochum, as they could drop into the automatic relegation places this weekend. At present, they sit in the relegation playoff spot, but they are only outside of the automatic places by one point. A victory could lift them out of the bottom three, providing that neither Augsburg or Stuttgart pick up maximum points.
Bochum should come into this fixture in good confidence, as they have lost just once over their previous four. However, they have landed just one victory over the same period. Last weekend, they spurned an excellent opportunity to enhance their survival chances, as they could only play out a 1-1 draw on the road against Hertha Berlin.
Bayer Leverkusen will also be battling for vital points this weekend, as they look to secure their spot in next season’s Europa League. They come into this match sitting sixth, but they are just a point better off than Wolfsburg, and two clear of Eintracht Frankfurt.
Their recent form would be the biggest concern for Leverkusen this weekend, as they have failed to win across their previous four matches in the Bundesliga. Draws have been a recurring issues over that period, as they have been held on three occasions. Their most recent tie came at home against Borussia Monchengladbach.
Bochum vs Bayer Leverkusen Head to Head
Bayer Leverkusen has won three of the previous six clashes between these sides. However, all their victories have been recorded at BayArena. That includes a 2-0 win in the previous encounter this term. Each of the previous two matches between the sides at Bochum have ended in draws. Meanwhile, Bochum has scored just once in their previous four clashes with Leverkusen since 2010.
Bochum vs Bayer Leverkusen Prediction
This certainly looks to be one of the more testing games in the Bundesliga to predict this weekend, as Leverkusen’s recent form is a huge concern. But, we will lean on the trend of draws in Bochum home matches, as that could be a likely outcome.
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