Borussia Dortmund vs Bochum: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Max Parsons
Borussia Dortmund return to Bundesliga action this weekend
Borussia Dortmund return to Bundesliga action this weekend / Boris Streubel/GettyImages

Borussia Dortmund will aim to bounce back from defeat to Bayern Munich last time out as they host VfL Bochum on Saturday.

That defeat to Julian Nagelsmann's men, since which BVB have also lost in a well-supported statement friendly with Dynamo Kyiv, heart-breakingly gave Bayern the Bundesliga title for a tenth time in succession.

With any slither of hope for a miraculous title challenge in the latter stages of this season gone and Champions League qualification secured, Marco Rose will just want to enjoy a smooth end to the campaign.

They can start by earning a victory over a Bochum side that has won just once in its previous six league fixtures, leaving the club in the lower echelons of mid-table but, most importantly, safe.

Here's 90min's preview of this one.

How to watch Borussia Dortmund vs Bochum on TV/live stream

When is kick off? Saturday 30 April, 14:30 (BST)
Where is it being played? Signal Iduna Park
What TV channel is it on?
Not televised in the UK; ESPN+ (US)
Highlights? Sky Sports Football YouTube

Borussia Dortmund team news

Rose has a worryingly large list of absentees to contend with yet again and, with such few options to pick from, it's fortunate that his side is in such a comfortable position heading into the final three games of the season.

Gregor Kobel, Mats Hummels, Donyell Malen, Mo Dahoud, Thorgan Hazard, Thomas Meunier, Gio Reyna, Mateu Morey, Marcel Schmelzer and Steffen Tigges should all be absent through injury.

Meanwhile, Axel Witsel will likely continue to miss out through illness and Emre Can is out of contention through suspension.

Bochum team news

By comparison, Bochum boss Thomas Reis has one certain absentee to contend with, in the shape of the suspended Kostas Safylidis.

Danilo Soares has been struggling with a knock of late but, after starting last time out, the defender should be fine to continue for the visitors.

Borussia Dortmund vs Bochum score prediction

It's very rare to find yourself with so many first-teamers absent from action and, suffering that situation currently, you'd expect Dortmund to struggle - despite facing a side struggling for form.

Alongside their lengthy injury list, a hope-squashing 3-1 defeat to Bayern last time out will be tough to bounce back from but, still being able to call upon the likes of Jude Bellingham, Erling Haaland and Marco Reus throughout their team, BVB should be able to get a win under their belts this weekend.

Prediction: Borussia Dortmund 2-1 Bochum