Arminia Bielefeld vs Bochum
German 2. Bundesliga
Date: Sunday, 17 March 2019
Kick-Off at 12:30 UK / 13:30 CET
Venue: SchucoArena (Bielefeld).
Mid-table rivals Arminia Bielefeld and Bochum take on each other on Sunday afternoon at SchucoArena. The hosts have a chance to move level on points with their counterparts who sit 9th in the league ladder with a win here.
Die Blauen had a very tough schedule in the last couple of weeks. They gained confidence by holding promotional contenders Union Berlin to a 1-1 draw on the road before beating Darmstadt 1-0 in the previous home fixture. However, the good atmosphere was ruined eight days ago when Bielefeld fell 5-1 to table-toppers Koln away at RheinEnergieStadion.
Can Uwe Neuhaus find the way to motivate his lads to rise after such defeat and see off Bochum on Sunday?
Arminia Bielefeld vs Bochum: Head-to-head
Teams have eight wins apiece in 21 H2H games at SchucoArena.
Bielefeld were slightly more successful in recent years.
They were on a thread of three wins and a draw in four H2H games with Bochum before this season.
Die Unabsteigbaren picked up a narrow 1-0 victory when they played Bielefeld in the first half of the season in early-October last year at Vonovia Ruhrstadion.
None of past five head to head matches saw three or more goals scored.
Arminia Bielefeld vs Bochum: Prediction
Bochum had a dreadful run in February losing all four league matches play last month. They grew in confidence by collecting four points in past two league outings in March. The team led by Robin Dutt ended losing streak with a 2-2 draw away at Dynamo Dresden, while they backed up such result with a fine 1-0 home win over 6th-placed Heidenheim last weekend.
It is very hard to say which of these two likes is closer to snatching the spoils here. The hosts have been so unpredictable lately. They saw off 2nd-placed Hamburger before losing to relegation threatened Magdeburg in home matches in 2019.
The draw somehow pops up as the most logical betting option, while we will alternatively back the Under 2.5 goals FT knowing that all of last five head to head ties ended with fewer than three goals scored.
Arminia Bielefeld vs Bochum: Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.40 (12/5)
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.95 (19/20).