Stuttgart on March 9 at 20:30 will try to fight the team Arminia in the home match of the Second Bundesliga in Germany. The meeting will be held at Mercedes-Benz Arena. Will the hosts be able to beat the unexpected leader? – The answer is in our match prediction.
At what time will VfB Stuttgart and Arminia Bielefeld play?
The game time is March 9, 2020, 20:30 (UTC+1)
Where the match will be shown?
DAZN, Sky Fussball Bundesliga, RTL NITRO
What are the teams’ positions in the standings?
Stuttgart takes the 3rd position and Arminia is the 1st team in the Bundesliga 2
How many wins, draws and losses do the teams have?
Stuttgart has 13 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses and Arminia has 14 wins, 8 draws and 2 losses in the Bundesliga 2
Predictions and Tips
- MoneyLine Pick: A Draw Between The Two
- Over Under Pick: The Total Will Go Over 2.5
- Computer Predicted Score: 2-2
19 and thus exactly half of the 38 comparisons with Bielefeld to date, VfB Stuttgart has won. With ten draws, the Swabians only lost in nine cases. In their own stadium, Stuttgart even lost only one match against Arminia and celebrated twelve home victories in six draws. All three of their previous second division duels have also gone to VfB. Before the narrow 1-0 victory in the first leg of the current season, Stuttgart won both duels in 2016/17 (3-1 at home, 3-2 in Bielefeld).
VfB coach Pellegrino Matarazzo was quick to draw the line under last weekend’s 2-0 defeat at Greuther Fürth, according to his statement at the press conference on Friday, and is now looking confidently towards the top match against Arminia: “We were all down and pissed off after the defeat in Fürth. We worked it off and put it behind us. From the first training day on everybody was fully focused again. We are looking forward to the home game.”
Because Gregor Kobel and Roberto Massimo, who were plagued by muscular problems during the week, are to be available, only Marc-Oliver Kempf and Sasa Kalajdzic are still absent. Holger Badstuber, who was already a member of the squad in Fürth after a ruptured muscle fibre was cured, is now a candidate to stabilise the back team. It is possible that Nathaniel Phillips will have to make way for the veteran, although Matarazzo did not want to let his cards be played and also brought a four-man backline into play as an option.
The VfB coach now has a number of alternatives for the attacking side. Compared to the previous week, Mario Gomez, Nicolas Gonzalez, Philipp Foerster and Darko Churlinov, who has been revived by his substitution, can at least hope for the starting eleven.
Although the two most recent appearances were not entirely convincing, Arminia Bielefeld still managed to clinch victories number three and four in a row against Hannover 96 and Wehen Wiesbaden (1:0 each). This yield is also remarkable because setbacks have not been absent in recent weeks. In addition to Andreas Voglsammer, who had been injured for a long time, Wehen Wiesbaden lacked Manuel Prietl, a second absolute top performer, who was properly represented by Fabian Kunze on the six.
Kunze could now also be in demand in Stuttgart, if Prietl’s performance is not yet sufficient. But it is not impossible that the strong Austrian will return to the starting eleven after his broken hand. Reinhold Yabo, with his strong appearances as substitute, has strongly recommended himself for the starting line-up. Yabo is both an option in midfield instead of Joan Simun Edmundsson, but is more likely to be preferred over Cebio Soukou in the Voglsammer position as left wing.
Otherwise, changes compared to the previous week are unlikely. Sven Schipplock, who has made his comeback after a long period of suffering and who made his debut in the Bundesliga at VfB Stuttgart in his old club jersey in 2010, could be particularly motivated.
Betting Tips Statistic
- Stuttgart has won seven home games in a row.
- Stuttgart scored an average of 2.95 goals in recent games.
- Arminia lost 1 of the last 10 games.
- Stuttgart’s victory (1:0) ended in the last point fight.
VfB Stuttgart vs Arminia Bielefeld Prediction
The greater pressure is undoubtedly on VfB Stuttgart, whereas Bielefeld could well live with a draw. This starting position should not be a disadvantage for Arminia, who, due to her enormous strength on the road, could even manage to win. However Stuttgart also wants to be quite confident about their Bundesliga promotion and will do everything not to lose points in the upcoming match.
- We predict a draw.