Duisburg vs Arminia Bielefeld
Germany – 2. Bundesliga
Date: Saturday, 10 February 2018
Kick-Off at 12:00 UK
Venue: Schauinsland-Reisen-Arena (Duisburg)
Duisburg have been in great form in the attacking third recently and we’ve seen them score seven goals in three games, as they host Arminia Bielefeld on the back of a 1-2 win over struggling Darmstadt 98. Ilia Grouev’s men now sit just three points behind 3rd placed Holstein Kiel and promise a great challenge for Bundesliga promotion towards the end of the campaign.
However, they will have to beat tough rivals Arminia Bielefeld who have also enjoyed a thriller mid-table campaign in the second tier and look to boost their challenge to the top 3, sitting just three behind the home side. Die Zebras have been rock-solid in front of the home crowd over the past couple of months and we now expect them very motivated to show off such a character once again.
Arminia will be no easy targets, though, and we’ve seen them connect a three-game unbeaten streak since the winter break – holding off both Greuther Fürth and Union Berlin in front of the home crowd and beating Bochum on the road in the process. They have been unpredictable away from SchucoArena, though, and we do feel Die Arminen will need to outdo themselves to snatch the points on the day.
Duisburg vs Arminia Bielefeld: Head-to-head
Duisburg have ended a six-game winless streak in head to head clashes earlier this term, bagging a convincing 0-4 win at SchucoArena.
Arminia have bagged three wins and three draws in six head to head clashes since 2011.
We have come to get used to thriller matchups between the sides recently, seeing four or more goals in three of their last four games.
Duisburg vs Arminia Bielefeld: Prediction
We will now back Duisburg to connect a double over their rivals and secure all three points in front of the home crowd, going for the Home win at 2.25.
We will stick our necks out for another high-scoring match and go for Over 2.5 goals FT as well, which comes at 1.85.
Duisburg vs Arminia Bielefeld: Bet Tips
Home win @ 2.25
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.85