Arminia Bielefeld vs St. Pauli Prediction, Preview and Betting Tips
Arminia Bielefeld vs FC St. Pauli prediction when a regular 2. Bundesliga round usually comes on Friday night. The Blues have finally cutted their winless run and now aim to reach their first home win since August, when St. Pauli arrives in Bielefeld for a clash at the “SchücoArena”. Read more in our detailed match preview, prediction and football betting tips!
H2H History: Arminia Bielefeld vs St. Pauli
Both sides are set for their first meeting since February this year when Arminia were once again hosts and reached a draw (1:1) thanks to a late equalizer by Fabian Klos. This was the fourth draw in the past six encounters of these two clubs as they both have a single win in that period, making their recent head-to-head record a very balanced one.
2. Bundesliga: Arminia Bielefeld vs St. Pauli 01.12.2017
Arminia Bielefeld achieved a 2:0 victory at the “Fritz-Walter-Stadion” in Kaiserslautern last weekend and the main question ahead Jeff Saibene’s men is can these three points turn into a breaking point in their remaining 2017 schedule. The Blues from Bielefeld were without a win in five Bundesliga games (since end of September), but were slowly showing signs of improvement after the three consecutive defeats in the beginning of that negative streak. First Arminia succeeded to earn a point after tracking down Erzgebirge Aue and Eintracht Braunschweing, who were leading until the 90th minute on both occasions. Thereafter Arminia Bielefeld have finally won as the second goal against Kaiserslautern came once again in the closing seconds, even though they were already winning when Konstantin Kerschbaumer scored in the 95th minute. Five days later Die Arminen must find a way to wrap up another negative record as they are yet trying to win at home turf for the first time since 21 August when they won 2:0 vs Bochum. Hosts from Bielefeld have won two points only in five home games ever since (2 draws, 3 losses).
St. Pauli head to Bielefeld after a heavy 4:0 loss during last round’s visit to one of the bottom 2.Bundesliga teams – Greuther Fürth. This leaves the Hamburg outfit without a competitive victory for two months, having four draws and two defeats in the last six rounds. Thus Olaf Janssen’s men are still 8th, being on just three points above Dynamo Dresden (16th) but at the same time on two from their current opposition Arminia Bielefeld, who are 6th in the standings.
Arminia Bielefeld vs St. Pauli Preview: News, Squads and Missing Players
Arminia Bielefeld must show more consistency as “The Blues” are still trying to win two games in a row after doing it in the opening two weeks. In fact, they were even three in the Bundesliga, but Arminia lost a DFB-Pokal match to Fortuna Düsseldorf between two of the rounds and couldn’t reach a better streak.
Jeff Saibene still can’t rely on injured wingers Keanu Staude and Christopher Nöthe, as well as on both strikers Andraz Sporar and Nils Quaschner.
In addition to a dreadful defeat in Fürth, Olaf Janssen lost his captain Bernd Nehrig for the clash in Bielefeld since he was sent-off in the second half against Greuther. Nehrig’s absence means that Christopher Buchtmann and Johannes Flum will be both central midfielders, while Mats Möller Daehli can start as an attacking midfielder if Janssen decides to switch formations from 4-4-2 to 4-2-3-1.
Besides a suspended skipper, St. Pauli will be without a few injured players – central defenders Philipp Ziereis and Marc Hornschuh, midfielder Richard Neudecker, and the Japanese winger Ryo Miyaichi.
Arminia Bielefeld vs St. Pauli Prediction and Betting Tips
This seems a fine opportunity for the hosts to claim another victory and to get closer to the top positions, which may eventually earn them a chance to compete for the dream Bundesliga promotion.
Arminia and St. Pauli have six 2. Bundesliga meetings in Bielefeld for the past 20 years and five of them were draws. The only win among these six matches was in Arminia Bielefeld’s favour – 1:0 in September 2009.
We believe “The Blues” have all arguments to claim another positive outcome after their revival in Kaiserslautern, so we recommend betting on Arminia Bielefeld with the Asian Handicap 0 (Draw No Bet) for extra insurance.
Possible Lineups of Arminia Bielefeld and St. Pauli
Venue: “SchücoArena”, Bielefeld.
Referee: Robert Kempter.
Arminia Bielefeld: Stefan Ortega – Florian Dick, Julian Börner, Stephan Salger, Florian Hartherz – Leandro Putaro, Manuel Prietl, Tom Schütz, Konstantin Kerschbaumer – Fabian Klos, Andreas Voglsammer. (4-4-2)
FC St. Pauli: Robin Himmelmann – Luca Zander, Lasse Sobiech, Christopher Avevor, Daniel Buballa – Johannes Flum, Christopher Buchtmann – Cenk Sahin, Mats Möller Daehli, Waldemar Sobota – Aziz Bouhaddouz. (4-2-3-1)