Evenly matched teams: Karlsruher SC vs Bochum match preview

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Competition: Germany 2. Bundesliga
Competition: Sun 24.May
Match begins: 11:30 (UTC)
Venue: Wildparkstadion (28762 seats)

Season ticket holders at Wildparkstadion haven’t seen too many victories this season, with Karlsruher SC languishing in the 16th position so far. The guesting Bochum will be hopeful to defend their higher league position in this one.

Karlsruher SC and Bochum should both be in good shape for this meeting, as there's been enough days for both of them to train and rest since their last matches.

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Karlsruher SC form and stats

Karlsruher SC have played 13 2. Bundesliga games at their own stadium so far this season, resulting in 4-4-5 (wins-draws-losses).

Karlsruher SC's last game was hosting Darmstadt 98 (placed 7th) and winning 2-0. Heartbreak before that as Karlsruher lost 1-3 at Heidenheim's place.

This is expected to be a close game, with Karlsruher SC perhaps considered small favourites due to their home advantage. Looking back at earlier matches similar to this one (expected to be close with Karlsruher SC as a small favourite), we find five games. Karlsruher has won three of these, drawn two and lost zero.

There will be little rest for Karlsruher after this match as they are travelling to Hannover 96 for a 2. Bundesliga game in only three days.

Karlsruher SC have proved capable of finding the net in their games here at Wildparkstadion with 20 goals in 13 league matches. With more than 1,5 conceded goals on average, the Karlsruher SC defense is not exactly impregnable. 22 goals conceded from 13 games. You can find more goal stats on the Statistics tab above.

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Bochum form and stats

Bochum have only collected 12 points from their away games in the 2. Bundesliga, after 3-3-6 (12 played).

The Bochum goalkeeper Manuel Riemann is collecting clean sheets like a laundry worker. It's been 180 league minutes without conceding a goal, and counting.

Impressive finishing from Jordi Osei-Tutu, Silvère Ganvoula and Anthony Losilla secured the home win 3-0 against Heidenheim in their previous game. A 0-0 draw at Darmstadt 98's stadium before that.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with Bochum playing away and similar expectations, we found 13 relevant matches. Results were two Bochum wins, four draws and seven defeats.

After this away game Bochum return home for a 2. Bundesliga game against Holstein Kiel. That game is only three sleeps after this.

Bochum have scored 12 goals on their travels this season, from 12 away games in the league. Bochum's defence is not exactly unbeatable as they have conceded 18 goals from these trips.

Head 2 Head

The teams have played each other before this season, with the result Bochum - Karlsruher SC 3-3 entered in the official records. H2H stats regardless of arena (last ten matches): Karlsruher one win, eight draws and Bochum one victory. As for goals, two matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), eight games had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

KarlsruherP. Hofmann
P. Hofmann
12 goals
BochumS. Ganvoula M'boussy
S. Ganvoula M'boussy
12 goals
BochumD. Blum
D. Blum
9 goals

Karlsruher SC missing players

Bochum missing players

Karlsruher SC Bochum
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
26 13 4 Played P 3 12 26
6 4 2 Won W 2 3 7
9 4 1 Drew D 1 3 10
11 5 1 Lost L 0 6 9
35 20 9 Scored S 4 12 43
46 22 6 Conceded C 2 18 45
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 92% 96%
85% 77% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 67% 75% 85%
50% 38% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 33% 50% 65%
35% 38% 50% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 25% 46%
23% 38% 50% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 8% 23%
62% 62% 50% BTTS BTTS 67% 67% 73%
12% 15% 25% Clean Sheets C S 33% 17% 15%
27% 23% 25% Failed to Score F T 0% 25% 15%
 
5.9 6.6 6.2 Corners for (avg) C F 4 2.8 3.7
5.1 4.3 3.8 Corners against (avg) C A 7.3 7.5 6.6
2.2 2.3 2.5 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3 3 2.5
3 1 1 Red cards R C 0 1 2
 
366 223 62 Total Shots T S 35 120 343
104 63 25 Shots on Target S O 11 34 112
34% 32% 36% Goal Efficiency G E 36% 35% 38%
Key stats in 2. Bundesliga this season:
  • Bochum has the most matches over the total-line (15)
  • Bochum has the most scored goals in the first half (22)
  • Bochum have conceded at least twice as many corners as they have won away.
  • Bochum have won significantly less corners away then at home.
  • Karlsruher SC haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Arminia Bielefeld 26 14 10 2 51 25 13 6 6 1 23 11 13 8 4 1 28 14 26 52
2 Hamburger SV 26 12 9 5 50 30 12 9 1 2 27 9 14 3 8 3 23 21 20 45
3 Stuttgart 26 13 6 7 42 30 13 10 1 2 27 9 13 3 5 5 15 21 12 45
4 Heidenheim 26 11 8 7 34 29 13 7 4 2 22 11 13 4 4 5 12 18 5 41
5 Greuther Furth 26 10 7 9 39 35 13 7 2 4 21 17 13 3 5 5 18 18 4 37
6 Erzgebirge Aue 26 10 7 9 37 35 13 9 3 1 27 12 13 1 4 8 10 23 2 37
7 Darmstadt 98 26 8 12 6 31 33 13 4 8 1 18 14 13 4 4 5 13 19 -2 36
8 Holstein Kiel 26 9 8 9 40 40 12 3 5 4 15 17 14 6 3 5 25 23 0 35
9 St. Pauli 26 8 9 9 34 32 14 7 4 3 21 12 12 1 5 6 13 20 2 33
10 Jahn Regensburg 26 9 6 11 38 44 13 6 3 4 21 19 13 3 3 7 17 25 -6 33
11 Hannover 96 25 8 8 9 34 37 12 2 7 3 15 19 13 6 1 6 19 18 -3 32
12 Bochum 26 7 10 9 43 45 14 4 7 3 31 27 12 3 3 6 12 18 -2 31
13 Osnabrück 26 7 9 10 33 36 13 5 3 5 18 16 13 2 6 5 15 20 -3 30
14 Sandhausen 26 6 11 9 31 36 13 4 6 3 17 17 13 2 5 6 14 19 -5 29
15 Nürnberg 26 7 8 11 34 46 13 3 5 5 14 23 13 4 3 6 20 23 -12 29
16 Wehen Wiesbaden 26 7 7 12 33 44 13 3 4 6 13 25 13 4 3 6 20 19 -11 28
17 Karlsruher SC 26 6 9 11 35 46 13 4 4 5 20 22 13 2 5 6 15 24 -11 27
18 Dynamo Dresden 25 6 6 13 25 41 13 5 2 6 16 18 12 1 4 7 9 23 -16 24

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The 2. Bundesliga (Zweite Bundesliga) is the second level of German professional football. Like the Bundesliga it has 18 clubs playing a total of 306 fixtures to decide the final league table. The two top teams are promoted while number three has to qualify through a playoff. Two or three teams are relegated through a similar system.