On Saturday, Bochum and RB Leipzig clash at the Vonovia Ruhrstadion in a massive Bundesliga encounter that could have implications at both ends of the table.Bochum form guide
A 2-0 win at out-of-form Koln last time out ended a poor run of four straight defeats in the Bundesliga for Thomas Letsch’s team. The game also saw Bochum score for the first time in five league games and not concede at least two goals for the first time in five games.
Bochum badly needed the victory in Cologne, as they are just two points clear of the relegation play-off spots and also the league's bottom three.
The Ruhr outfit have suffered back-to-back home defeats in the Bundesliga. However, before the losses, Bochum had recorded five straight home league victories.RB Leipzig form guide
Die Roten Bullen suffered a humiliating 7-0 defeat at the hands of Premier League champions Manchester City in the Champions League last-16 second leg on Tuesday night.
However, Marco Rose’s team has been in decent form of late in the Bundesliga, winning three of their last four games in the German top flight, having scored at least two goals in each victory.
The recent results have been enough to keep RB in third place in the table, although they are level on points with both Union Berlin and Freiburg in the race to secure a top-four finish this season.
Leipzig also has a decent away record in the Bundesliga, as they have won four of the last six away games in the German top flight. A 2-1 defeat at Dortmund in their last away match in the league ended a five-game unbeaten run on their travels in the Bundesliga.Latest team news
Bochum could be missing Michael Esser, Paul Grave, Simon Zoller and Cristian Gamboa due to injuries. Due to injury, RB Leipzig is expected to be without Peter Gulacsi, Christopher Nkunku, Xaver Schlager, Timo Schlieck and Abdou Diallo.What am I backing?
I am backing RB Leipzig to consolidate their current position in the Bundesliga’s top four by recording a victory in a high-scoring encounter.