Bochum vs Arminia Bielefeld
German 2. Bundesliga
Date: Friday, 5 October 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Vonovia Ruhrstadion (Bochum).
Mid-table rivals Bochum and Arminia will take on each other in the first fixture of the 9th round in 2. Bundesliga on Friday evening at Vonovia Ruhrstadion. Both teams will be hoping to rebound from recent defeats.
Die Unabsteigbaren ruined a promising kick off to the season by clinching just one point from last three league outings. They come into this off the back of subsequent defeats to Dynamo Dresden and Heidenheim. The lack of meticulousness at the back one again proved to be fatal for Robin Dutt and his men who shipped three goals to Heidenheim in a narrow loss last Saturday. They had the lead all up until 13 minutes from time.
Bochum vs Arminia Bielefeld: Head-to-head
The most recent head to head record speaks in Arminia’s favour.
Die Blauen are unbeaten in last seven meetings with Bochum and they won three of last four.
Die Unabsteigbaren still have the lead in the overall H2H record (16 wins to Arminia’s 13), but they failed to score at all in two matches against Bielefeld in the previous term of 2. Bundesliga.
Bochum vs Arminia Bielefeld: Prediction
If Bochum had defensive issues so far in the season, what should we say for Die Blauen? The visitors allowed as many as 13 goals in 8 matches. They shipped three to Koln last weekend. It will certainly be the music to the ears of Lukas Hinterseer & company.
The Austrian forward bagged five goals in last four appearances for Bochum. He was on target in the aforementioned defeat to Heidenheim on Saturday and he is our top suggestion for the anytime goalscorer pick here.
Arminia also have a strong firepower on display with the likes of Andreas Voglsammer and Fabian Klos in their ranks. Given that both teams were pretty vulnerable at the back of late, we have to shoot for the both teams to score bet at the 1.66 odds. The value is with the draw at 3.25.
Bochum vs Arminia Bielefeld: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.66 (4/6)
Draw @ 3.25 (9/4).