Heidenheim vs Sandhausen
German DFB Pokal
Date: Tuesday, 30 October 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Voith-Arena (Heidenheim an der Brenz).
Heidenheim host Sandhausen in the clash between two 2. Bundesliga outfits for a place in the third round of DFB Pokal. The hosts come into the game as favourites thanks to a brighter kick off to the new season.
They were much more consistent throughout the campaign so far. Frank Schmidt’s men won two and drew one of last three league matches to establish themselves as serious promotional challengers after 10 rounds of the competition.
Schmidt can be particularly satisfied with his team’s attacking record. The hosts bagged seven goals in last three league matches. They were particularly dangerous on the home patch where they notched eight goals in three subsequent victories over Greuther Furth, Bochum and Magdeburg.
Heidenheim vs Sandhausen: Head-to-head
The head to head trend also completely fancies the hosts here.
Heidenheim won 11, drew 7 and lost just 2 of 20 head to head encounters against Sandhausen so far.
Heidenheim won 5, drew 3 and lost 1 of 9 home games against Sandhausen.
Heidenheim came on top both home and away in outings with Sandhausen in the previous term of 2. Bundesliga.
Heidenheim vs Sandhausen: Prediction
The visitors will also enter the game in somewhat higher spirits after ending a two-loss streak in an impressive manner ten days ago. They demolished fellow relegation strugglers Ingolstadt 4-0 at home to move away from the rock-bottom of the league ladder.
Such win marked a dream debut for the new head coach Uwe Koschinat. Can the man who took over Kenan Kocak on the bench completely turn a corner for Sandhausen and possible initiate a winning thread with them?
It will be very hard task to do it away at Heidenheim who have really been thriving in the final third lately. Knowing about their superb home form of late, we can hardly ignore the 2.30 odds offered for Heidenheim’s victory here.
Heidenheim vs Sandhausen: Bet Tips
Heidenheim to win @ 2.40 (7/5)
Heidenheim Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.50 (3/2).