Koln vs Arminia Bielefeld
Date: Sunday, 31 January 2021
Kick-Off at 14.30 UK
Koln and Arminia Bielefeld take on each other in a massive relegation six-pointer on Sunday afternoon at RheinEnergieStadion.
The game could hardly be more significant with just two points separating the two outfits who sit right on the brink of the danger area.
Neither Koln nor Arminia have been scoring goals for fun so far in the season and we can’t quite imagine a high-scoring scenario when they come up against each other.
Both sides celebrated important and surprising wins on Matchday No 18 but failed to back them up in the previous round.
Koln dispatched Schalke 1-2 on the road thanks to a late stoppage-time winner from Jan Thielmann, but only to suffer a tough 3-0 loss to Hoffenheim eight days ago.
Meantime, Arminia demolished Stuttgart 3-0 on the home patch in what was their best performance of the season, but only to concede five goals in a demolishing home loss to Eintracht Frankfurt last weekend.
Koln vs Arminia Bielefeld Head-to-head
- The hosts lead the head to head tie by three wins ahead of their 33rd encounter with Die Blauen.
- The Billy Goats have been much more successful in the most recent head to head history, though. They won five and lost one of the last six matches against Arminia.
- However, Die Blauen came on top celebrating a 1-0 victory on the home patch when the two teams locked horns in the first part of the season in late-September last year.
Koln vs Arminia Bielefeld Prediction
Uwe Neuhaus’ men seemed to have improved their defence drastically in January as they kept their net untouched in three subsequent Bundesliga affairs. They saw off Hertha and Stuttgart, and held Hoffenheim to a goalless draw along the way.
Nonetheless, the team returned to the old habits by shipping five goals last weekend. It will be very interesting to see if they will find the way to strengthen the back line against the direct relegation rivals here.
Koln have by no means been the most prolific attacking team in the division so far in the season. Given the importance of the match and the fact that both teams are generally struggling for goals, we will back the Under 2.5 goals FT pick at the 1.66 odds here. The alternative bet is the draw at the 3.40 odds.
Koln vs Arminia Bielefeld Betting Tips
Draw @ 3.40
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.66.