Duisburg vs Arminia Bielefeld
Germany – Bundesliga II
Date: Monday, 29 April 2019
Kick-off: 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
MSV Duisburg have a big task on Monday evening when they host Arminia Bielefeld at the Schauinsland-Reisen-Arena. They must take three points from this game unless relegation will be confirmed before the final two games of the 2018/19 Bundesliga II season.
Die Zebras are sitting at the foot of the table and there is nothing from form guide that suggest that they have the confidence to do the evitable for the reminder of the campaign.
Meantime, Bielefeld are 11th in the league standings with 39 points and 9 points above the danger zone. There is still a mathematical chance of relegation, however I do not see this happen since Magdeburg sitting at 16 must win all of their remaining three games.
So, the background of this match is set in such a way that Duisburg come here in desperate search of three points while Bielefeld have no pressure on them.
Duisburg vs Arminia Bielefeld Head-to-head
The teams met twice the the calendar year 2018, first in the DFB Pokal and earlier this season in the league fixture. Both matches were played at Bielefeld and Duisburg come out victorious on both occasions.
The latest wins keep Duisburg on a 4-match unbeaten run over Bielefeld, with 3 wins and 2 draws.
However, their last three h2h fixtures at Schauinsland-Reisen-Arena are scored draws.
Interestingly, Bielefeld have a strong record at this venue having bagged 3 wins and 4 draws from the last 7 visits while losing just once.
Their last 6 h2h meetings at Schauinsland-Reisen-Arena saw over 2.5 goals with the most recent 4 encounters witness both teams finding the net.
Duisburg vs Arminia Bielefeld Prediction
This is a do-or-die game for the hosts, but we have little confidence on them since they are on a 6 match win-less run. They have also conceded a massive 14 goals in the process.
These stats are good news for Bielefeld, whose away record is decent since October. Just 1 defeat in 9 away games and this team come with some ammo in the attacking front, and they could put Duisburg to the sword and push them to the third tier.
Duisburg vs Arminia Bielefeld Betting Tips
Bielefeld to win @ 2.75 odd
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.65 odd.