Bochum vs Arminia Bielefeld
Date: 6 May 2022, Friday
Kick-off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: Vonovia Ruhrstadion (Bochum).
Arminia Bielefeld missed one of their last trains last weekend when they only drew 1-1 at home to direct relegation rivals Hertha Berlin.
It was a dismal performance from Marko Kostmann’s troops who scored the late equalizer in the first minute of added time from their lone shot on target at SchucoArena.
Bielefeld looked completely toothless up front against the likes of Hertha, creating for no more than six attempts in total on the occasion.
They are now six points behind Hertha Berlin in the safe zone and two points shy of Stuttgart who hold the relegation playoffs spot.
We can thus say that Bielefeld now have a mission impossible to avoid relegation in the final two games given they are also about to face RB Leipzig (who are chasing a top-four finish) on the last day of the campaign.
To make things even worse, Arminia will play Bochum in the first game of Matchday No 33 on Friday evening at Vonovia Ruhrstadion.
The match comes just six days after Bochum’s splendid attacking showing in the 3-4 victory over runners-up Borussia Dortmund away at Signal-Iduna-Park.
Bochum can theoretically break into the top half of the Bundesliga table with strong performances in the final two games of the season.
They are certainly pretty clear favorites here against Arminia Bielefeld who are not pulling up any trees these days with a thread of nine successive league outings without a win.
Bochum vs Arminia Bielefeld Head-to-head
- Arminia Bielefeld can only rely on tradition here since they have won three and drawn one of the previous four official meetings with Bochum (excluding a friendly in 2020).
- Their positive run includes this season’s 2-0 victory in mid-December last year at SchucoArena.
- However, it is worth mentioning that Arminia Bielefeld have only managed to beat Bochum 5 times in the previous 24 visits to Vonovia Ruhrstadion.
Bochum vs Arminia Bielefeld Prediction
Arminia Bielefeld lost seven and drew two of the previous nine Bundesliga affairs. They are up against Bochum who have just put four goals past Borussia Dortmund at Signal-Iduna-Park last weekend.
The home win has to be the way to go at the 2.15 odds, while you can also back Bochum to net two or more goals on the evening at the odds of 2.00.
Bochum vs Arminia Bielefeld Betting Tips
Bochum to win @ 2.15 (23/20)
Bochum Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.00 (1/1) odd.