Arminia Bielefeld v Stuttgart Betting Tip Over 2.5 goals – 27 September 2019

Over 2.5 goals in top of the table clash

GermanyArminia Bielefeld v StuttgartGermany
Friday 27th September 1730hrs
Football – Germany – 2.Bundesliga
Pick Over 2.5 goals
Bookmaker William Hill
Odds: 8/13 (odds taken 19.00 GMT, Thursday 26 September)

1 X 2
33/20 9/4 8/5

* (Betting Odds were taken from 22Bet on September 26, 2019 at 19.00)

It’s first v third in 2.Bundesliga on Friday as unbeaten Arminia Bielefeld attempt to inflict leaders Stuttgart’s first defeat of the season and take their place at the top of the league.

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Arminia Bielefeld Preview – Will Bielefeld have enough to defeat leaders and go top of 2.Bundesliga?

It’s over a decade since Bielefeld last played in the Bundesliga but some of their fans will be starting to get excited about the prospect of winning promotion. Seven games into the campaign and they remain unbeaten, just a couple of points off top spot. A seventh placed finish last season had followed a fourth placed finish in the year before – indicating that this is a team building towards a positive future and not far away from challenging for promotion. With Stuttgart and Hamburg in the league this season it was always going to be a big ask for them to go up but they are keeping pace with those two giants so far. Uwe Neuhaus, who took over in December last year, knows that Friday’s game will be a high pressure game and a big test of his team’s credentials.

Bielefeld are the top scorers in this league having found the net 19 times so far. The 10 goals they have conceded, however, is the joint highest of any of the top eight and it will be something that they have to rectify if they are to stay towards the top of the table. Although they should have some advantage playing at home on Friday, it’s been their away form where they have really impressed – winning three of their four games on the road. Neuhaus’ men have drawn two of their three home games so far.

Both teams to score in 1st half


Stuttgart Preview – Are leaders Stuttgart going to show class and extend lead at the top?

It was a disastrous season for Stuttgart in 2018/19, one that eventually ended in relegation from the Bundesliga following a playoff defeat to Union Berlin. As ever with a relegation, there would be a lot of soul searching but Stuttgart have not wallowed in self pity and are seemingly determined to win promotion at the first attempt. Tim Walter was appointed as the new head coach in the summer and his arrival has seemingly refreshed the team and club as a whole. Like their opponents on Friday Stuttgart are yet to taste defeat this season and will travel full of confidence.

The leaders have a 100% record at home this season winning all four of their games. It’s been slightly different on the road, though, where they have shown they are more vulnerable. Three away games have returned a total of five points with their only win coming last time out to Jahn Regensburg in an entertaining 3-2 victory. We’ll get a better sense of exactly how good this Stuttgart team is on their travels as they face Hamburg in their next away game at the end of this month. If they can get four points or better from those they will be very well placed.

Key-Facts – Arminia Bielefeld v Stuttgart

  • Bielefeld are unbeaten after seven games and can go top of the league with a win on Friday
  • Stuttgart have responded well following relegation and sit tip of the league with five wins in seven
  • Blackpool have kept one clean sheet at home this season whilst Lincoln have scored in all five away matches

Arminia Bielefeld v Stuttgart Betting Advice

This is an early season blockbuster at this level between two teams who have been very impressive thus far. With two points separating the top three and a small gap developing between them and the rest of the league, there is a school of thought that Bielefeld and Stuttgart will be involved in a battle for promotion. That may still be very early in the season but there’s no denying how good both teams have been.

These clubs last met in the season when Stuttgart won promotion back in 2016/17 and they took six points from Bielefeld who have not won in this fixture since 2007. It will be a big effort from the visitors to get three points on Friday and I’m not overly convinced they will do that. Instead, the more favoured option is for there to be a few goals in this game. Games involving Bielefeld are averaging over four goals whilst Stuttgart’s are a more modest 2.86. Therefore, over 2.5 goals looks to be an obvious selection.