Bayern Munich’s title defence had a hitch in their last Bundesliga game as they suffered a shock loss away to Augsburg. They will be eyeing a better game and result when they host Arminia Bielefeld. Bayern are still top of the Bundesliga with 28 points while Arminia Bielefeld are 17th on nine points. The hosts go to the game eyeing a 10th win of the season and looking at the quality of the opposition, it seems they will be able to get that. The number of goals Bayern have scored is astonishing – 41 in just 12 league matches. In four of their last five league matches, Bayern have scored first and they have 17 goals in just the last five league matches.
Arminia Bielefeld will not look forward to this game with much hope, but will be eyeing a shock result, having come close in their last meeting. In their February meeting with Bayern, Arminia Bielefeld let go of a 2-0 then 3-1 lead, to draw 3-3. After collecting four points in their last two matches, Arminia Bielefeld will feel they can stand up to Bayern Munich. They will be targeting Bayern’s defence, which hasn’t been very convincing, while themselves, they’ve scored in each of the last five matches, though that run has come with just one clean sheet. Arminia Bielefeld have conceded two or more goals in four of the last five matches, and they’ve conceded first in two of the five matches.
Bayern Munich are seeking a response after their loss to Augsburg in the last game in Bundesliga. At home, they can be unplayable and in this game, they face a side that hasn’t been really convincing. Go for Bayern Munich to win both halves.