Bochum vs Luton Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 05/08/2023

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Bochum vs Luton Top Two Betting Tips

Two of the smallest European clubs that play in the top divisions of their countries face each other in a friendly on Saturday, August 05th. The Bochum vs Luton clash will become the first-ever meeting between these teams. Both sides are tipped to struggle to avoid relegation this season, so it will be curious to see who can show more promise in this matchup. With the new seasons both in Germany and England fast approaching  here are our Bochum vs Luton betting tips.

Over 1.5 Luton Goals

  • Bochum conceded 2 or more goals in 3 of their last 4 friendlies.
  • Luton scored 2 or more in 3 of their last 5 matches.
  • Bochum has kept just 1 clean sheet in their last 13 games, none in the last 5.

Luton to Score First

  • Bochum conceded the first goal in all of their last 3 friendlies.
  • Luton scored the first goal in 4 of their last 5 matches.
  • In the last 3 friendlies, Luton scored their first goal on average after just 19 minutes.

Bochum vs Luton: Bookmakers & Odds

Let's take a look at the latest markets and odds ahead of Bochum vs Luton:

Bochum lost all of their last 3 friendlies. Luton come into this match unbeaten in any of their 4 pre-season matches – 2 wins and 2 draws.

 

Bochum odds: 21/10 (2.88) – 34.8%

Draw odds: 13/5 (3.30) – 30.3%

Luton odds: 63/50 (2.60) – 38.5%

*all odds provided are the best price at the time of publication and come from various bookmakers and therefore the probabilities won't always add up to 100%.

There is no fancied winner of this game with a probability of all 3 outcomes in the 30s%. The Bochum vs Luton odds leave all outcomes possible and right now there are not many markets on offer to bet on for this particular match. Here are some other of our best football tips for today.

Bochum vs Luton Lineups and Last Match

Bochum

Bochum were very lucky to stay in the Bundesliga last season. A campaign of awful defending and some lucky wins, when it mattered most, saw the modest team just about save their skin. More of the same can be expected from Bochum. Some new signings in defence bring hope that things could improve at the back.

There have been no signs that these issues had been resolved in the pre-season though. Bochum lost all of their last 3 friendlies, and conceded 7 goals in those. Even in their 9-2 win vs amateurs Kickers Emden they conceded 2 goals so the problems at the back remain.

Predicted Lineup – Riemann (GK), Gamboa, Ordets, Soares, Loosli, Bero, Forster, Asano, Stoger, Holtmann & Mousset

Luton

Just 3 years ago Luton were struggling to survive in the English third tier. Now, only last June the Hatters became the most surprising promotion to the Premier League since its creation in 1991. The modest Luton Town enter the new season as the main contenders to finish bottom of the Premier League in their first-ever experience at that level.

That said, Luton defied the odds to get promoted. They are also unbeaten this pre-season (W2 D2) and as recently as Wednesday evening showed stability in a 0-0 draw vs Wolves.

Luton have a few players nursing knocks that might not be risked but the overall health of the group is good.

Predicted Lineup – Shea (GK), Bell, Rea, Potts, Kabore, Berry, Freeman, Campbell, Chong, Morris & Ogbene

Starting Lineups

*Lineups are usually announced 1hr before kick-off

Player to Watch: Carlton Morris

Carlton Morris was Luton's top goalscroer last season with his 20 goals in the Championship. He also produced 11 assists and now age 27 he's about to play his first-ever Premier League game. Morris started 47 of Luton's 48 league games last season and he is indispensable up front.

Keen to enter the campaign high on confidence Morris will fancy his chances to bag a goal or two against the shaky Bochum defence.

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