Arminia Bielefeld vs Paderborn
Germany – 2. Bundesliga
Date: Friday, 3rd May 2019
Kick-off at 17.30 UK/ 18.30 CET
Venue: SchücoArena (Bielefeld).
Paderborn is currently second in the table, and with topper Koln going winless in their last four matches, the team surely does have a shot at the title. With three games remaining, Paderborn needs to make up a difference of five points. The fact that they outscored Koln by eight points in the last four match-days gives them the confidence to go after this objective.
Bielefeld is placed comfortably in the mid-table, and as far as their aims are concerned, is done for the season. They have no chance to make it to the European spots, nor are they threatened by relegation.
Bielefeld will want to work on their defense for next season, as this time around, only two relegation-threatened teams, the two bottom-most ones in the table, have conceded more goals than Arminia.
Arminia Bielefeld vs Paderborn Head-to-head (h2h)
- Six of the last seven games saw Paderborn finding the back of the net.
- Despite being allotted the home advantage several times, only once has Arminia recorded a home league win, that too back in 2010.
- Three of the last four matches at this venue had the visitors scoring goals.
- Paderborn scored two or more goals in the reverse fixture of this tie.
Arminia Bielefeld vs Paderborn Prediction
Paderborn has an opportunity to lift the title, if they overcome five points against the currently misfiring Koln, in the next three match-days. More than that, if they maintain their current position in the table, the team will get a direct promotion to the higher division. It helps that they are unbeaten in the last six league ties, and won five of them as well. They also won ten of their last fifteen fixtures and were unbeaten in 12 of them.
In the meanwhile, Bielefeld was winless in their last three fixtures and lost their last attempt at home. Importantly, the team has no objective left to fight for, while their visitors are a determined bunch going after the title.
Finally, Paderborn has scored the second-most number of goals and is one of the only two teams to cross the 70-goal mark. Impressively, 16 of the total 18 sides failed to touch 60 goals, and 15 of them failed to cross the 50-goal point. Also, take into account that only the bottom two teams have conceded more goals than Bielefeld.
Expect the title contenders to give a good showing.
Arminia Bielefeld vs Paderborn Betting Tips
Paderborn to Win @ 1.80 (4/5)
Half Time Result: Paderborn to Win @ 2.40 (7/5).