Heidenheim vs Arminia Bielefeld
Germany – 2. Bundesliga
Date: Sunday, 5 August 2018
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: Voith-Arena, Heidenheim an der Brenz.
Heidenheim host Arminia Bielefeld in one of the most interesting ties of the opening Matchday in 2. Bundesliga.
Bielefeld are looking for the new promotional challenge after finishing the previous campaign in fourth, just one position below the play-offs spot (won by Holstein Kiel).
With Koln and Hamburg both set to feature the second division this season, Die Blauen should have a much tougher job to challenge the direct promotion by winning one of top two spots.
Heidenheim started the last season very well, but only to drop down into the bottom half as the campaign progressed.
They are now even one of serious candidates for the drop to the third tier according to the bookies. Can Frank Schmidt’s men prove them wrong and get off to a victorious start on Sunday against Die Arminien?
Heidenheim vs Arminia Bielefeld: Head-to-head
Arminia have never managed to pick up the victory away at Voith-Arena.
Heidenheim picked up three wins and two draws in five home matches against Bielefeld.
It is interesting to mention that all of last five head to head matches produced goals at both ends.
Also, each of past three H2H games ended without a winner, including two from the last term of 2. Bundesliga.
Heidenheim vs Arminia Bielefeld: Prediction
Both teams played very tight at the back during the pre-season, meaning we would not be surprised to see the end to the high-scoring trend in their H2H games.
Heidenheim kept their net untouched in last two friendlies against LASK (0-4 win) and Krylya Sovetov (0-0 draw).
Arminia, on the other side, lost the final test just narrowly to the top flight outfit Werder Bremen, conceding one goal in the game.
The head coach Jeff Saibene is happy to have a predator Andreas Voglsammer still in his ranks, following a fantastic campaign the German forward enjoyed last season when he netted 13 goals in 2. Bundesliga.
Based on team’s performances in the off-season, the Under 2.5 goals FT seems to be just the way to go here.
The bet is priced up at the odds of 1.85. Since Arminia have never clinch a three-pointer away at Voith-Arena, we will alternatively back the home win or draw double chance at 1.40.
Heidenheim vs Arminia Bielefeld: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.85
Heidenheim or Draw Double Chance @ 1.40.