Arminia Bielefeld vs VfB Stuttgart Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

Arminia Bielefeld vs VfB Stuttgart Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

Arminia Bielefeld

2017-04-17
19:15
Bielefelder Alm

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VfB Stuttgart

Arminia Bielefeld vs VfB Stuttgart predictions for Monday’s evening kick-off in the Bundesliga 2.

Arminia Bielefeld VS VfB Stuttgart Predictions

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Both Team To Score Tip: YES
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Reason For Arminia Bielefeld VS VfB Stuttgart Betting Tips

Armenia Bielefeld’s form in 2017 is notably improved when compared to their weak start to the 2016/2017 Bundesliga 2 campaign. Last Friday’s 3-1 win on the road to Sandhausen sees them now unbeaten in four (W3 D1), but Bielefeld still have a lot of work ahead. Jeff Saibene’s side may have lost just one of their last eight league outings (W3 D4 L1), but Arminia still stand just one point above St. Pauli and automatic relegation.

At the other end of the table, league leaders Stuttgart are another side who have started the new year strong. Stuttgart have lost just one of their eleven league matches in 2017 (W6 D4 L1), but a recent slump sees the South Germans head into this with just one win from their last six outings. Being unbeaten in five matches against Arminia Bielefeld, however, should help restore any of Stuttgart’s fallen confidence.

Stuttgart are the favourites here at 23/20 with bet365, but we feel that backing “both teams to score” at 4/6 is the safest option here for the following reasons: firstly, though Stuttgart are undoubtedly the stronger side on paper, their recent inconsistencies – one win from their last six – have seen them only manage a point against a side as weak as 1860 Munich just two weeks back (a 1-1 draw). Meanwhile, the rejuvenated Arminia Bielefeld have been at their best when at home this season. Arminia are unbeaten at the SchücoArena in 2017 (W3 D2) and they’ve only lost one of their last nine outings on their own turf (W6 D2 L1).

Goals, however, haven’t been of a concern for either side in recent weeks. Stuttgart are averaging two goals per match ever since returning after the international break, while Bielefeld have scored two goals or more in five of their last seven matches, including in a 2-2 draw on the road to 3rd placed Hannover 96 – a similar strength side to Stuttgart. When combining the above alongside the favourable statistics – both teams have scored in 64% of Bielefeld’s home and 50% of Stuttgart’s away matches this season – this seems set to be a profitable endeavor.

Regarding a correct score bet, Bielfeld’s form, especially on their own turf, should prove challenging for an unconvincing Stuttgart. With goals at both ends seeming a likelihood, a 1-1 draw at 11/2 with bet365 – a result which has landed in 29% of Stuttgart’s away matches this season – seems about right here.

Head To Head

Stuttgart won 3-1 at home to Bielefeld when the two sides met earlier this season. Over the 17 matches at home to Stuttgat, Bielefeld have won 8, drawn 4 and lost 5.

Arminia Bielefeld VS VfB Stuttgart Stats

Both teams have scored in 64% of Bielefeld's home and 50% of Stuttgart's away matches this season. Bielefeld have lost just one of their last nine outings at the SchücoArena (W6 D2 L1). Stuttgart have drawn 1-1 in 29% of their Bundesliga 2 away matches this season.

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