Erzgebirge Aue vs Arminia Bielefeld
Germany – 2. Bundesliga
Date: Friday, 31 January 2020
Kick-off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Sparkassen-Erzgebirgsstadion (Aue).
Home advantage has been working like a charm for Erzgebirge Aue this term. However, their unbeaten streak here is about to be put to the test this week as they lock horns with Arminia Bielefeld who have been dubbed as the best away side in the cluster.
Erzgebirge Aue vs Arminia Bielefeld Head to head (h2h)
- Their last clash witnessed Arminia Bielefeld post a 3-1 victory.
- Three out of their past five fixtures have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in five of their previous seven meetings.
- Five of their last thirteen encounters have ended as a tie.
- Arminia Bielefeld have registered the win five times in their past thirteen games. (W-5, D-5, L-3)
Erzgebirge Aue vs Arminia Bielefeld Prediction
Erzgebirge Aue were at the losing end of a 1-0 scorecard last week on the road against Wehen, putting an end to their two-match winning streak. Despite registering twice as many shots on target as their foes in that clash, the hosts were far from clinical in each of their efforts and deservedly made the trip back home empty-handed.
The home team have now admitted defeat thrice in their past five fixtures in the second division, leaving them sixth on the ladder.
On the other hand, Arminia Bielefeld are holding on to the top spot at the moment, albeit by a narrow three-point cushion. The guests bounced back to winning ways, following their dismal three-match winless run, by getting better of Bochum at home with a 2-0 scorecard in their most recent clash.
It is also worth mentioning that the visitors have tasted defeat just once in their outings so far. Taking into account that the reverse fixture of this matchup also saw Arminia Bielefeld pick up the win by a two-goal margin, Erzgebirge Aue are the underdogs in this one.
Be that as it may, the hosts are the only side that are yet to stumble at home this season. Taking into account that two of their last three meetings with this foe here have also finished in a tie, it will be safer to back a double chance this week.
Furthermore, Erzgebirge Aue have been too hot to handle in the final third, especially on home soil. Impressively, they have scored twelve goals from their past five fixtures here alone.
Considering that half of their previous six h2h fixtures at this venue have also witnessed both teams find the back of the net together, expect neither side to keep a clean sheet come Friday.
Erzgebirge Aue vs Arminia Bielefeld Betting tips
Draw no bet: Arminia Bielefeld @ 1.50 (1/2)
Both teams to score @ 1.60 (3/5).