Duo to cancel each other out
Heidenheim will be without the injured Marnon Busch and Timo Beermann but they have an otherwise full squad available for the clash against Bielefeld.
Bielefeld’s Nils Quaschner is set to miss this game with a knee injury.
Injured/unavailable: Marnon Busch (unspecified), Timo Beermann (knee)
Injured/unavailable: Nils Quaschner (knee)
MAIN PREDICTION: DRAW
Heidenheim failed to get the better of 10-man Darmstadt at the Bollenfalltor last round in an eventual 1-1 draw. However, the team have won their last six matches on home soil in the 2. Bundesliga. This excellent run has put them up into 11th place, only four points below third-placed Holstein Kiel, but also only six points above the drop zone.
Jeff Saibene’s Bielefeld fell to their first 2. Bundesliga home defeat since late October last Friday as they lost 3-1 to strugglers Dresden. Prior to that defeat at Schuco-Arena, Arminia had won two and drawn three in their last seven home games. The team have only been beaten once in 2018 overall in the league and that excellent run has given them entry to the race for a playoff spot.
With both teams in great shape, we should be in for an intriguing battle at Voith-Arena. There is a good chance the pair will cancel each other out. With that in mind, back the draw between these two this weekend.
SECOND PREDICTION: CORRECT SCORE – 2-2
Both team have scored regularly this season, with Heidenheim notching two or more goals in five of their last seven home games and Bielefeld managing the same feat in three of their last five away. Take a punt on a 2-2 scoreline.
HEAD TO HEAD
The last two fixtures between Heidenheim and Bielefeld have finished level.