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Dusseldorf vs VfL Bochum Predicted lineup, betting tips, odds, injury news, H2H, telecast

Published at :May 26, 2024 at 6:37 PM
Modified at :May 26, 2024 at 6:37 PM
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The home team has a three-goal advantage heading into the second leg

After finishing third, missing out on the two automatic promotion spots in the 2. Bundesliga, Fortuna Dusseldorf were destined to go through the promotion/relegation playoffs. They locked horns with the 16th-placed side in the Bundesliga, VfL Bochum. In the first leg, Daniel Thioune’s men thrashed Bochum by a 3-0 scoreline.

By the end of the 2023-24 Bundesliga regular season, VfL Bochum did manage to avoid automatic relegation. But as things stand, they are likely to go down. Die Unabsteigbaren will need to score at least three goals without conceding to push the game to extra time. If they need a win, four goals without conceding will do the job in normal time.


Monday, 27 May 2024 at 7:30 PM UK

Tuesday, 28 May 2024 at 12:00 AM IST

Location: Merkur Spiel-Arena


Dusseldorf (in all competitions): W-W-D-W-D

Bochum (in all competitions): L-L-L-W-W

Players to Watch

Christos Tzolis (Dusseldorf)

At home, Christos Tzolis has been the main man for the 2. Bundesliga side. In the first leg, Tzolis started at the left flank and was the reason behind the opposition’s own goal by Philipp Hofmann. Later for the second goal for his team, he helped set up Felix Klaus to score.

Takuma Asano (Bochum)

Takuma Asano should be the main player for ‘still the Bundesliga side’ in this second leg. The Japanese footballer is likely to start here as well as he did in the first leg at home. The 29-year-old had played 29 Bundesliga games this season, scoring six goals.

Match Facts

  • The hosts are undefeated in the last eight games in all competitions
  • The visitors are on a losing streak of three games in all competitions
  • Bochum have conceded a total of 15 goals in the last four games in all competitions

Dusseldorf vs VfL Bochum: Betting tips and odds

  • Tip 1: Christos Tzolis to score a goal anytime – 15/8 with Bet365
  • Tip 2: Dusseldorf to win this game – 6/5 with Bet365
  • Tip 3: Match to end with total goals under 4.5 – 3/19 with VBet

Injury & Team News

The hosts will be without the services of Jamil Siebert and Sima Suso. Thioune is likely to use the same winning formula that earned his side a 3-0 win in the first leg.

The visitors will not be able to pick up Bernardo this time. He is suspended from playing due to the 10th caution of the season in the last game. The following players are ruled out due to injuries – Moritz Kwarteng, Michael Esser, Mohammed Tolba, Philipp Forster and Danilo Soares.

Head to Head

Total Matches – 84

Dusseldorf wins – 27

Bochum wins – 29

Draws – 28

Predicted Lineup

Dusseldorf predicted lineup (4-5-1):

Kastenmeier (GK); Zimmermann, Oberdorf, de Wijs, Iyoha; Klaus, Engelhardt, Tanaka, Sobottka, Tzolis; Vermeij

Bochum predicted lineup (4-2-3-1):

Luthe (GK); Passlack, Ordets, Schlotterbeck, Gamboa; Bero, Osterhage; Asano, Stoger, Wittek; Hofmann

Match Prediction for Dusseldorf vs VfL Bochum

After already showing their level to Bochum in the first leg and securing a 3-0 advantage ahead of the second leg, Fortuna Dusseldorf are destined to get promoted from 2. Bundesliga to Bundesliga for the upcoming season.

Prediction: Dusseldorf 2-1 Bochum (aggregate: Dusseldorf 5-1 Bochum)


The relegation/playoff final match between Dusseldorf and Bochum can be live-streamed from anywhere around the world using Apple TV+.

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