Our prediction for this Bundesliga 2 match:
St. Pauli will look to recover from a heart-breaking loss to their local rivals HSV when they take on Arminia Bielefeld on Saturday noon. Eric Smith serves a one-game ban due to the accumulation of yellow cards, while all Igor Matanovic, David Nemeth, Etienne Amenyido, and Maurides remain in the recovery room. Australia forward Connor Metcalfe is pushing for a start.
Die Arminien, on the other hand, have been struggling at the back of late, with the team conceding seven goals in total in back-to-back losses to Karlsruher (2-4) and Hannover (1-3), and seeing that St. Pauli are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we do not believe that the visitors are capable of grabbing something from the match. Marc Rzatkowski misses out through suspension, while fellow midfielder Masaya Okugawa will be assessed ahead of the kick-off.
Highlighted Team (Arminia Bielefeld):
Arminia Bielefeld is a German club founded on May 3, 1905. Die Arminen play home games at Bielefelder Alm. The venue was built in 1926, and it can hold up to 26,515 spectators. Arminia Bielefeld have yet to win the Bundesliga trophy, but they did well to lift the West German Cup title on two occasions (1966, 1974).
Back in 1922 they won the Western German football championship, with the team repeating the success the following year. Arminia Bielefeld wear dark blue shirts when playing at home ground, while white is the dominant colour of their away jersey. In the 2019/20 season Arminia returned to the Bundesliga, where they undisputedly belong.
Bruno Labbadia is considered one of the most famous footballers who played for the club. The ex Bayern Munchen attacker scored 50 goals in 98 appearances in the league for Arminia Bielefeld. Labbadia has two caps for the German national team, and six for the West Germany U21.