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Full-time: Heidenheim 0-0 Bochum

No goals at the Voith-Arena with both sides playing out a closely-fought contest of few clear-cut chances. A point apiece will likely be a satisfactory return for coaches Schmidt and Letsch.

Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes

Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes
Through high-end camera technology and machine learning, the speed of each player is evaluated in real time. Top speed then means, the fastest measured single frame of a player/game.
Anthony Losilla
Anthony Losilla34.04km/h
Eren Sami Dinkci
Eren Sami Dinkci33.71km/h

No dice

Schlotterbeck and Pieringer clash in the Bochum box but the referee says nothing doing and we play on.

Time running out

Are we to have a winner here? Bochum are looking to score it at the moment with some high balls continuing to land in the Heidenheim area.

Riemann let off

Bochum's goalkeeper almost hands Heidenheim the lead. Nikola Dovedan's snapshot has power but it is central. Riemann pushes the ball back towards his own goal, spins and scoops it off the line at the last second.

Almost Asano

Takuma Asano nearly opens the scoring but the Japan international's shot following some fine control zips just wide.

Gamboa alert

Heidenheim sub Marnon Busch sends a dangerous ball into the area towards Beste. Gamboa throws himself into the situation and manages to nudge the ball out for a corner, which comes to nothing.

The running men

Heidenheim are edging the their opponents in terms of miles run in this game thus far.
Distance run (km)

Schlotterbeck sees yellow

Schlotterbeck wrestles the flying Eren Dinkçi to the floor and this game has one more booking.


Suddenly this game is blown wide open and Bernardo is in on the left. Hard to say whether what the Brazilian produces is a shot or a cross but it goes close enough to Müller that the keeper has to parry away.

Beste booked

The Heidenheim man tugs Asano back as Bochum look to break and that's a yellow card.

Riemann rescues Bochum

Kleindienst is played through and Heidenheim's No. 10 gets a low shot away which Riemann gets down to block wide.

Shot count rising

Goal attempts
3off target
1on target
5off target
1on target

Müller's moment in the sun

Patrick Osterhage smashes a left-footed shot towards goal but it's just too central and although Müller's diving, two-handed stop is spectacular, the home keeper would have been expected to make that save.

FCH bookings

A couple of rash challenges in quick succession sees Eren Dinkçi and then Jan Schöppner booked. For Dinkçi, that means a suspension for Heidenheim's next game against RB Leipzig.

Bochum searching

Bochum are applying the early second-half pressure but the visitors are finding it tough to eek out a clear-cut chance.


Bochum get us back underway in the second half.


No goals at the Voith-Arena as the teams head in for a deserved break on a chill early evening in Heidenheim.

Bochum pressure

Stöger and Hofmann combine and suddenly it looks like Asano might be in, until Mainka steps in to concede the corner. Stöger wallops off target from teh resulting set piece.

Set-piece threat

Beste is the man on corner duties once again for Heidenheim and the 24-year-old delivers one into the centre which Mainka can only head over.

Heidenheim expects

The xGoals value of a club is calculated from the sum of all goal probabilities (goals and shots on goal) of that team. During a match, it’s easy to see whether the club is performing better than expected (goals > xGoals) - or maybe even higher (xGoals > goals).
The recently-promoted side are shading the XG at this stage but can they convert that expectation into a lead?

Close encounter

As we hit the half-hour mark, we await the first goal but it's been an entertaining watch between two well-drilled sides.

Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes

Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
Through high-end camera technology and machine learning, the speed of each player is evaluated in real time. Top speed then means, the fastest measured single frame of a player/game.
Eren Sami Dinkci
Eren Sami Dinkci33.71km/h
Lennard Maloney
Lennard Maloney33.00km/h

Beck off target

Bochum fail to clear the lines and the ball eventually breaks for Beck, who drills wide of the target.

Daschner booked

Daschner pulls back Beste and the referee take out the yellow card for the first time in this game.

Dinkçi probing

Dinkçi this time takes it forward for Heidenheim and he fancies a shot, which takes the slightest of deflections before landing harmlessly in the arms of Riemann.

Stöger has a pop

Stöger picks up possession before unleashing a low, left-footed drive from distance. Müller watches that all the way, with the ball fizzing harmlessly wide.

FCH working hard

Heidenheim have won 66 per cent of the duels so far an d the home side have also been putting in more running than their opponents. The big chances have yet to arrive, however.

Hosts in the ascendency

Frank Schmidt's men are controlling possession at this point, with Bochum sitting back and awaiting their chance from a direct pass.
Possession (%)

Mainka challenge

Suddenly Asano is in and he watches the dropping ball all the way inside the Heidenheim area, before Union captain Patrick Mainka muscles the Japanese out of the way.

No go Stöger

Kevin Stöger takes a long time standing over a set-piece but the Austrian's delivery is poor and Heidenheim can clear easily. Still, it's been an entertaining start to this Matchday 12 encounter.

Asano responds

Immediately back up the other end we go and Asano latches onto the long ball before shooting well wide.

Dinkçi's opening gambit

Solid start for the hosts as Eren Dinkçi smashes a shot on the half-volley into the side netting.

Game on!

Heidenheim, all in red, get us underway against Bochum, who are kitted it in all blue today.

Teams out!

Both sets of players take to the field as the flags wave in the stands all around. We're all set for kick off in Heidenheim!

Hard to call

So, will it be the hosts who collect their fourth home win of the campaign here or can Thomas Letsch's side pick up their second away victory in a row? We're soon to find out!

Terrific atmosphere

The Voith-Arena is bouncing ahead of the first Bundesliga meeting between these two teams! We're edging ever closer to to kick-off ...

Team news

Both sides are showing just one change to their respective starting line-ups for today's game. Adrian Beck is in for Norman Theuerkauf at Heidenheim while Bochum captain Anthony Losilla returns to take his place in the visitors' team, replacing Moritz-Broni Kwarteng, who is among the substitutes.

Heidenheim starting XI

Müller - Traoré, Mainka (c), Gimber, Föhrenbach - Maloney - Dinkçi, Schöppner, Beck, Beste - Kleindienst

Heidenheim subs

Eicher, Siersleben, Busch, Theuerkauf, Dovedan, Thomalla, Pick, Schimmer, Pieringer

Bochum starting XI

Riemann - Gamboa, Mašović, Schlotterbeck, Bernardo - Osterhage, Losilla (c), Stöger - Daschner, Asano, Hofmann

Bochum subs:

Thiede, Wittek, Loosli, Passlack, Förster, Kwarteng, Antwi-Adjei, Broschinski, Paciência

Schmidt's view on Bochum

"Bochum are a team against whom it's all about second balls, transitions, counter-pressing and man-to-man defending. You have to assert yourself and we'll need to show plenty of desire as well as good, quick decision-making and, above all, strength. We've produced that in the last two weeks. One of Bochum's strengths is that they know what it takes to stay in the league."

Letsch's view on Heidenheim

"I'm expecting an opponent that pushes hard from the start. They want the points, will play in an intense way. Heidenheim have real quality in transition. They are a real addition to the Bundesliga. They're doing a top job there. They were definitely underestimated by some before the season. Set pieces are a focal point. Heidenheim are really good there in attack. They've conceded a few, but that's only a part of our match preparations."

Home vs. away form

Heidenheim have claimed nine of their 10 points after 11 matches on home soil. Bochum have amassed five on their travels, compared to four in front of their own fans.

Probable line-ups

Who’s set to play this weekend? Who’s going to miss out? Keep up to date with all the latest team news right here!

Previous meetings

Bochum beat Heidenheim home and away in 2019/20 and their promotion-winning 2020/21 campaign, giving them a head-to-head lead of eight wins to four (two draws). However, this is the first meeting between the two clubs in the Bundesliga.

Watch: Bayern 4-2 Heidenheim - highlights

Despite a spirited comeback attempt, promoted Heidenheim fell short against Bayern. Frank Schmidt's team start the weekend a point better off than Bochum, having lost four of their last five.

Watch: Bochum 1-1 Cologne - highlights

Bochum were denied a first home win of the season by a Davie Selke strike against the run of play, and more than just a small dose of heroics from Marvin Schwäbe in the Cologne goal. The result means VfL have a slender three-point cushion on the relegation play-off spot, heading into Matchday 12.

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