Two sides deep in the bottom half of the table will battle it out in the Bundesliga this Saturday at the Vonovia Ruhrstadion with VfL Bochum heading into this clash off the back of letting in nine goals in three goals.
This poor run of form from Bochum keeps them in deep trouble inside the German top flight. They remain 16th and in the relegation playoff spots with just a two-point gap on Hertha Berlin in 17th.
The club restarted their Bundesliga campaign after the World Cup with a fantastic 3-1 win over Hertha to move them above the Berlin side in the table. Philipp Hofmann bagged a brace that day, as Keven Schlotterbeck also scored.
Thomas Letsch’s men have since gone on to lose 2-0 to Bayer Leverkusen and then face a defeat to Mainz in a stunning 5-2 loss last weekend - Pierre Junde and Erhan Masovic scored that day for Bochum.
As for Hoffenheim, they were beaten 3-1 by RB Leipzig last time out in a DFB-Pokal round of 16 tie. Kasper Dolberg got another goal this season that game, but Stanley Nsoki was sent off late in the game too.