VfB Stuttgart vs Arminia Bielefeld
German Bundesliga II
Date: Monday, 9 March 2020,
Kick-off at 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
Venue: Mercedes-Benz Arena (Stuttgart).
One can expect fireworks when VfB Stuttgart taken on Arminia Bielefeld for the second division Bundesliga clash this Monday.
Bielefeld are leading the race of direct qualification, but Stuttgart are third on the log with a 6 points deficit.
The visitors are the most consistent team in the league and this is why they are sitting at the top of the table. However, Stuttgart are a different kettle of fish on their own backyard. Can they make home advantage count and get the better of league leaders on Monday night ?
Stuttgart vs Arminia Bielefeld Head-to-head
Vfb grabbed a narrow 1-0 win at Bielefeld earlier this season to stretch their unbeaten run in h2h record to 7 games (4 wins and 3 draws).
Also, Stuttgart are unbeaten at home against this opponent in 9 h2h fixtures (5 wins, 4 draws).
Six of their last 9 h2h matches at this venue saw over 2.5 goals.
The hosts recorded over 1.5 team goals in 7 of them.
Stuttgart vs Arminia Bielefeld Prediction
Stuttgart did have the chance to cut short the deficit last week, but they lost 0-2 at Furth. This is their first defeat across all venues since early January, but this do not hide the fact that they were poor on the road all season.
Meantime, Vfb’s home record is brilliant as they bagged 10 wins from the 12 games so far. The remaining two are defeats which happened in back-to-back games in October.
Arminia are the most consistent side in the league this season and they must be doing slightly better at home in terms of points per game ratio (1.9 per game).
However, they come here as the best away side in the league with 8 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss from 12. Also, they are the highest scoring team in travels.
This is the reason why we expect a high scoring affair here. Also consider the general trend of Germany’s 1st and 2nd division game this season, rarely teams come with a mindset to defend and get away with a stalemate.
We do not pick a clear winner here, but we go with btts and Over 2.5 goals, which we believe are the safe options available.
Stuttgart vs Arminia Bielefeld Betting Tips
- Over 2.5 goals will be our primary recommendation, priced at 7/11 (1.65) odd.
- Both teams to score in the match for 3/5 (1.60) odd is a decent alternate.