Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Sunday’s football match at Vonovia Ruhrstadion pits together Bochum and Bayern Munich, the two sides with entirely different ambitions for the remainder of the season. Bochum’s main goal is to secure the Bundesliga survival, while Bayern are eager to defend their title. Thomas Letsch’s troops shared the spoils with the likes of Augsburg and Eintracht Frankfurt in the previous two league matches, but they are still seen as underdogs in Sunday’s encounter. Matus Bero serves a one-game ban due to the accumulation of yellow cards, while both Mohammed Tolba and Michael Esser are sidelined with injuries.
The Bavarians, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a heart-breaking 3-0 loss to Bayer Leverkusen. Bayern Munich rolled over Bochum 7-0 at Allianz Arena earlier this term and we predict that the Bundesliga giants will record yet another win over die Blauen this weekend. All Serge Gnabry, Anthony Davies, and Konrad Laimer are sidelined with injuries for the away team.
Highlighted Player (Harry Kane):
Widely regarded as one of England’s best strikers at the moment, Harry Kane enjoyed a meteoric rise at Tottenham Hotspur, scoring 21 Premier League goals during the 2014/2015 campaign to be voted PFA Young Player of the Year.
The highly rated striker went on to surpass that achievement the following season as he helped Tottenham Hotspur mount a serious title challenge for the first time in club’s recent history and he made seamless transition to international football. Kane scored four goals in his first ten appearances for England to prove he was here to stay and at the same time established himself as a first choice striker in Roy Hodgson’s squad ahead of the Euro 2016 finals.
Kane is a modern striker, who is extremely dangerous in the opposition box, but it was some outstanding goals from distance as well as link-up play with teammates that earned him an excellent reputation in world football. Kane is expected to lead both Tottenham and England in years to come, that is if he can resist the lure of top European clubs that continue to cast admiring glances his way.
Highlighted Team (Bayern Munich):
Over the years Bayern Munich have established themselves as one of the most successful European clubs. The Stern des Sudens (Star of the South) are the dominant force in German football and it has to be noted that the Bavarians clinched their 26th Bundesliga title in 2016. Bayern Munich have won 18 German Cup trophies, while winning the Champions League (European Cup) five times.
The German giants clinched the Intercontinental Cup in 1976 and 2001, while lifting the FIFA Club World Cup trophy in 2013. Bayern Munich was founded in 1900 by eleven football players and their leader was Franz John. The Bavarians host their rivals at Allianz Arena (75,000), the stadium that was built in 2005.
Fellow Bavarian sides TSV 1860 Munchen 1860 and Nurnberg are regarded as Bayern Munich’s fiercest rivals, but the rivalry between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern is big as well. The likes of Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Franz Beckenbauer, Lothar Matthaus, Oliver Kahn, Gerd Muller and Giovane Elber are famous footballers who played for Bayern Munich in the past.