German second tier side, VfL Bochum 1848 has unveiled a new partnership with Stockholm based betting operator, LeoVegas.

The deal has been signed on an initial two year basis and will see LeoVegas Sport take over from Sportwetten.de as the official betting partner of the club.

Hardy Eberle, LeoVegas’ country manager for Germany, commented: “We are proud to accompany such an established club as VfL Bochum over the next two seasons. We look forward to actively supporting the association in its development.”

The deal affirms to LeoVegas’ continued commitment to sports sponsorships, spcifically placing a key focus on the second divisions across Europe, having enjoyed recent partnerships with both Norwich City FC and Brentford FC.

Christoph Wortmann, sales and marketing director of VfL Bochum, added: “We look forward to the partnership with LeoVegas Sport in the coming years. At the same time, we would also like to thank sportwetten.de for the cooperation last year.”

Bochum’s season got underway on 28 July but have yet to register a win, despite having aspirations of promotion, the club has endured a tricky start to the campaign, registering one point from a possible nine so far this campaign.

The club’s next game is on 24 August, seeking a first league win against SV Wehen Wiesbaden at the Ruhrstadion.