Arminia Bielefeld vs Nurnberg
Germany – 2. Bundesliga
Date: Friday, 9 March 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK
Venue: SchucoArena (Bielefeld).
Nurnberg lost the top spot in the 2. Bundesliga standings with a shocking 0-2 loss to relegation strugglers Greuther Furth on Saturday. The defeat came literally out of nowhere since Der Club have previously been unbeaten in six league outings in 2018. It will be very interesting to see if Michael Kollner will be able to raise the spirits in the dressing room ahead of an important trip to Bielefeld for the clash with Arminia at SchucoArena.
The hosts have been playing hot and cold over the last couple of weeks and they have significantly halted their push for the top flight football next year by clinching just a single point from last two league outings against Dynamo Dresden and Heideneim. That was a bitterly disappointing return for the team led by Jeff Saibene and rebounding from such failures against the second-placed team will be a very tough task for the hosts here.
Luxembourg’s coach on Bielefeld’s bench will desperately need to fix the obvious defensive holes since his men have shipped five in last two league fixtures. The hosts can’t afford defensive errors here given that Nurnberg have been super tough to break down on travels in this term of 2. Bundesliga. Der Club have conceded just a single goal in last five league matches on the road.
Arminia Bielefeld vs Nurnberg: Head-to-head
Arminia’s win would make the head to head stats all square at 13 wins for each of the sides.
Teams have seven wins apiece in matches played at SchucoArena.
Nurnberg were on a run of three straight wins before falling to Arminia in this term of 2. Bundesliga 1-2 at their Max-Morlock-Stadion.
Arminia Bielefeld vs Nurnberg: Prediction
Arminia have been way too vulnerable at the back lately and given that Kollner’s side has lost just one of seven league outings in 2018, we have to back Nurnberg not to lose at 1.55.
The value-seekers can try with Nurnberg to take advantage of Bielefeld’s defensive holes and net two or more goals at the odds of 2.50.
Arminia Bielefeld vs Nurnberg: Bet Tips
Nurnberg or Draw Double Chance @ 1.55
Nurnberg Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.50