On Saturday afternoon, Bochum and Monchengladbach clash at the Vonovia Ruhrstadion as both teams look for their opening win of the season in the Bundesliga.Bochum form guide
Thomas Letsch’s team have picked up just three points from their opening five league games of the season, having drawn against Dortmund, Augsburg and Eintracht Frankfurt. A 7-0 hammering at reigning German champions Bayern Munich last time out ended a run of three straight draws in the Bundesliga.
Bochum’s recent league games have been relatively high-scoring, with over 2.5 goals scored in five of their last eight Bundesliga matches dating back to last season.
Die Blauen have a decent recent record at the Ruhrstadion, as they are unbeaten in their last five league matches on home soil, having recorded two wins and also claimed three draws in the run. Both of Bochum’s home games in the league this season have ended all square.Monchengladbach form guide
Like their hosts, the Foals have failed to win any of their Bundesliga games this season, picking up just two points for their efforts. Last time out in the German top-flight, Monchengladbach suffered a narrow 1-0 home defeat against RB Leipzig. The result means they have lost three of their last four Bundesliga matches.
The visitor's defensive displays have been a major concern this season, as Gerardo Seoane’s team has conceded at least two goals in four of their previous five league outings.
Monchengladbach are winless in their previous eight away games in the Bundesliga, having won just one of their last 21 league matches on their travels. The Foals have looked vulnerable in defence in their most recent away outings in the Bundesliga, conceding at least two goals in their last five games.What am I backing?
Both teams need a victory to kick-start their Bundesliga campaign. However, it is difficult to separate the two teams, so I am backing the draw.