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Borussia Dortmund look to maintain the 100% start to the campaign when they go up against strugglers Bochum this weekend. It has been a contrasting start for both teams. The hosts have ended up suffering defeats in both competitive matches.
Bochum vs Borussia Dortmund Predicted Lineups and News
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Bochum – Can the Team Avoid Three Straight Defeats?
Bochum were able to avoid relegation by very narrow margins last season. This time around, the club are likely to get involved in relegation battle once again. They have picked up consecutive losses at the start of this new season. Following the heavy 5-0 thrashing from Stuttgart, there may not be too much confidence left in the squad. Bochum have a difficult few weeks at the start of the new campaign, as they go up against the likes of Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich in the next four. Bochum had started the new campaign with a penalty set at the hands of Arminia Bielefeld in the DFB Pokal.
Team news: Bochum
Bochum began the new campaign without the presence of several new players in the squad. For the upcoming fixture, the club have not been able to get many names back into the squad. As a result, Moritz-Broni Kwarteng and Tim Oermann remain on the sidelines with a groin injury. Matus Bero is ruled out of the game with a muscular problem while a knee injury keeps Mohammed Tolba on the treatment table. There may be a handful of changes from Bochum coach Thomas Letsch for the upcoming game.
Bochum Predicted Lineups (3-5-2):
Manuel Riemann, Erhan Masovic, Ivan Ordets, Keven Schlotterbeck, Felix Passlack, Patrick Osterhage, Anthony Losilla, Kevin Stoeger, Maximilian Wittek, Philipp Hofmann, C. Antwi-Adjej
Borussia Dortmund – Dortmund Hoping for a Big Win
Borussia Dortmund almost picked up the league title last season, but the team appears to be having no problem about a hangover from the last campaign. The team has begun the new season in brilliant fashion with big wins already. Dortmund are big favourites coming into the upcoming fixture, but manager Edin Terzic will be that his team cannot afford any complacency in this match. The 40-year-old has never suffered a loss at the hands of Bochum.
Team news: Borussia Dortmund
Borussia Dortmund will be without three players for the upcoming game. Julien Duranville is definitely ruled out of the fixture after picking up a muscle tear. Meanwhile, Thomas Meunier is still on his road to recovery from a shoulder operation. He will be out for several weeks into this new season. The club will be taking a late fitness test to decide on the availability of Jamie Bynoe-Gittens. Giovanni Reyna and Mateu Morey Bauza are also expected to miss out due to a foot and fitness concern respectively.
Borussia Dortmund Predicted Lineups (4-2-3-1):
Gregor Kobel, Marius Wolf, Niklas Suele, Mats Hummels, Ramy Bensebaini, Marcel Sabitzer, Emre Can, Donyell Malen, Karim Adeyemi, Julian Brandt, Sebastien Haller
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