Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Arminia Bielefeld will be aiming to make amends for a 2-0 loss to Hertha Berlin when they host Bochum to their Schuco Arena on Matchday 16. Die Arminien are eager to put an end to their four-game winless run, but they face a difficult task in the clash against the in-form newcomers. Lennart Czyborra is sidelined with injury, while Edimilson Fernandes is a major doubt.
Bochum, on the other hand, made a slow start to the season, but they have been showing signs of improvement of late. Thomas Reis’ troops have been in a much better form in recent weeks than Arminia, and we predict that they are going to give fans yet another reason for celebration on Tuesday evening. Both Simon Zoller and Eduard Lowen miss out for the visitors, whilst Manuel Riemann, Danny Blum, Luis Hartwig, and Saulo Decarli are rated doubtful for the game.
Highlighted Player (Mike van der Hoorn):
Mike van der Hoorn is a Dutch international who plays for Arminia Bielefeld as a centre-back. Van der Hoorn spent his youth career at the likes of Buitenboys, Omniworld and Utrecht, and he continued playing for the “Cathedral citizens” at senior level.
The Dutch footballer then joined Ajax where he scored three goals in 33 appearances in the Eredivisie. During his spell with the famous Eredivisie club he made 22 appearances for Jong Ajax as well. In 2016 he decided to move to UK as he signed a three-year deal with Swansea City.
After spending four seasons at the Liberty Stadium, Mikel van der Hoorn joined Arminia Bielefeld in the summer of 2020, during the coronavirus pandemic. The Dutch defender made his Bundesliga debut on September 19, 2020 in a 1-1 draw with Eintracht Frankfurt. His primary position is centre-back, and he has a contract with Arminia until June 30, 2023.