Magdeburg vs Arminia Bielefeld
German 2. Bundesliga
Date: Monday, 17 September 2018
Kick-Off at 19:30 UK
Venue: MDCC Arena, Magdeburg
Magdeburg’s fans were thrilled after their team earned promotion to German 2. Bundesliga in the previous campaign.
However, the opening four duels in tier two division haven’t brought any success so far. Magdeburg are sitting next to the relegation zone after winning only two points.
Another chance for the first win of the season is scheduled on Monday night. Their duel against Arminia Bielefeld is going to wrap up the action for round number five.
Judging by the odds, Magdeburg are slightly closer to claiming three points than the opposition (2.30 on home win). The last time they achieved victory at home venue was all the way back in May though.
Arminia Bielefeld are entering this clash on back of high 5-3 victory against Jahn Regensburg.
The current table position is more than solid as well – 7th place with seven points from the opening four encounters.
They played two games on the road so far – one draw against Heidenheim and convincing loss to Hamburg SV.
Overall this squad doesn’t have the potential to fight for promotion in our opinion.
Magdeburg vs Arminia Bielefeld: Head-to-head
There were no previous competitive head to head clashes between Magdeburg and Arminia Bielefeld in the past.
Magdeburg vs Arminia Bielefeld: Prediction
We feel that approaching this match from the goals market is the safest option. As mentioned above, Arminia Bielefeld rarely keep a clean sheet, especially on the road, so going for the BTTS option is a good call.
When it comes to full time winner prediction, draw at 3.20 odds seems tempting. Magdeburg held the home ground against Ingolstadt three weeks ago (before the internationals break). Stake on this bet shouldn’t be high though.
Magdeburg vs Arminia Bielefeld: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.80 (4/5)
Draw @ 3.20 (11/5).