Sports Innovation previews the Bundesliga match between Arminia Bielefeld and Borussia Dortmund and offers team stats and betting tips with the latest odds.
Struggling Arminia Bielefeld are most likely in for a tough assignment in facing Borussia Dortmund on Saturday at SchuecoArena.
Off the back of a string of mediocre performances, at best, Arminia Bielefeld are very much the underdogs. The winless Blues are down in 17th place in the Bundesliga table. They have five points to their name after eight games, courtesy of five draws.
Dortmund, on the other hand, are 13 points above their opponents in second place. Erling Haaland may be out injured, but the Black and Yellows are hopeful of adding a seventh win of the season to their account.
Stats and facts for Arminia Bielefeld and B. Dortmund.
- Arminia Bielefeld did not win the last 8 matches in a row;
- Arminia Bielefeld did not win the last 5 matches in a row at home;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Arminia Bielefeld’s last 9 of 11 matches;
- Arminia Bielefeld conceded in the last 6 of 8 matches.
- B. Dortmund has won in the last 5 of 6 matches;
- B. Dortmund scored in the last 40 of 42 matches;
- B. Dortmund conceded in the last 15 of 17 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in B. Dortmund’s last 10 of 12 matches.
Current form — Arminia Bielefeld v. B. Dortmund
The Blues hope to stop the rot
Arminia Bielefeld will enter the match hoping to see the back of some rather disappointing results in recent matches. Only a single point prevents Frank Kramer’s side from getting through their last 3 games empty-handed. They came up short, losing 1-0 and 0-4 against Union Berlin and Bayer Leverkusen respectively. Their latest match brought some consolation with a 1-1 against Augsburg.
The Black and Yellows to avenge embarrassing defeat
B. Dortmund will be out to extend their fine run of results lately. Although losing their latest outing, results have generally been decent in the last 3 matches for Marco Rose’s side. They first took out Augsburg by 2-1 before downing Mainz 05 by 3-1. The winning streak came to an end against Ajax in the Champions League, who ran out 4-0 winners.
Arminia Bielefeld v. B. Dortmund — fixture history
The last match between these two clubs was in February and saw B. Dortmund claim a 3-0 victory.
Arminia Bielefeld enter the match against B. Dortmund with a 2-3-5 record in their previous 10 encounters in the Bundesliga. This amounts to a 20% winning ratio for the home side, with the visitors victorious in 50% of the last 10 encounters.
Over 2.5 goals only came out as a winning bet 4 times in the past 10 matches between Arminia Bielefeld and B. Dortmund. Both teams found the back of the net 3 times in those 10 matches.
Current table in the 1. Bundesliga
Man of the Moment
In spite of scoring only one goal recently, Jacob Barrett Laursen is one of the players from the Arminia Bielefeld that is expected to hit the net again quite soon.
B. Dortmund, meanwhile, have lost Erling Braut Haaland to injury and will instead turn to the likes of Marco Reus and Raphael Guerreiro to supply the goods.