VfL BOCHUM- HANNOVER
A couple of recent home wins have taken the pressure off Hannover and they do have a degree of safety, some four points above Bochum and with a far easier run-in, with four of their next five starts, coming against teams currently in the bottom eight. Hosts are only three points above the drop zone and travel to Hertha and Hamburg, both in the top three, in their next two, so are targeting the victory tonight as essential.
They have a good record in these Friday night games, which have a life of their own, more like a cup tie, losing just one in ten, including collecting four points against tonight's visitors. Actually, they have won the last four h2h meetings here.
Both teams have injury concerns, but the Hannover problems look worse and VfL will have Patrick Fabian back from suspension and I understand that Stanislav Sestak, their top scorer, who has notched their last five goals and has been reported as doubtful, will be fit to start.
Hannover have a terrible record on the road this year, collecting just two points from a possible 42 ! They have been behind at the break in exactly half of those games and in addition to a straight win bet on Bochum, which I am very keen on, I will also place a small wager on them to be ahead at the break.
6 points Bochum -1/2 ball 2.05 general quote.
2 points Bochum-Bochum HT/FT double result 3.60 William Hill..... plenty of 3.50 around.Good luck.