Arminia to pick up win at Schuco Arena on final day
Bielefeld’s Nils Quaschner, Julian Borner and Brain Behrendt are set to miss this game with injuries.
Sandhausen will be without Tim Kister, Tim Knipping, Manuel Striefler and Ken Gibson, who are all out due to injury concerns.
Injured/unavailable: Nils Quaschner, Brian Behrendt (both knee); Julian Borner (calf)
Injured/unavailable: Ken Gibson (calf); Tim Kister, Tim Knipping (both broken foot); Manuel Striefler (ankle)
MAIN PREDICTION: HOME WIN
Bielefeld’s season may have petered out, but Jeff Saibene will want his side to finish their home league campaign with three points on Sunday. Arminia are sitting fourth in the second-tier table, having picked up two wins in their last five games, losing one and drawing two along the way. Overall, the team have mustered up just seven league wins at Schuco Arena all season. They are coming off a 1-0 defeat against St. Pauli away from home.
Despite losing two on the spin against Heidenheim and Nurnberg, Sandhausen have made sure of survival. Last weekend, Kenan Kocak’s men were beaten 2-0 at home by second-placed Nurnberg. It has been an average campaign for SVS, who were playing for promotion until the turn of the year. Still, staying in the division was their number one priority.
I think Bielefeld will win this one as they have a superior head-to-head record and have really found their goalscoring touch of late, with five netted in their last two home games. I’m going with a home win.
SECOND PREDICTION: FIRST TEAM TO SCORE – BIELEFELD
Bielefeld should get of the mark early as they did in five of their last sux home league games. With that in mind, have a punt on Bielefeld to score first at the weekend.
HEAD TO HEAD
Sandhausen’s victory over Bielefeld in December was their first win over Arminia in over three years, with SVS losing four and drawing one since then.