FC Heidenheim vs Wehen
Germany – 2.Bundesliga
Date: Friday, 22 May 2020
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Voith-Arena (Heidenheim).
Frank Schmidt’s men had missed out on a playoff spot the last season by a whisker, and this time around they are furiously chasing a ticket to the top flight. On the other hand, their counterparts were not even present in the 2.Bundesliga last year. By the looks of things, Heidenheim are expected to post a victory.
FC Heidenheim vs Wehen Head-to-head (h2h)
- Rudiger Rehm’s men have not scored a single goal in the prior three match-ups.
- Schmidt’s men have been unbeaten since 2011.
- The last time these two met on the pitch, spoils were shared with a 0-0 scoreline.
- It’s been ten years since the hosts have lost a game at this venue.
- In the past decade, only once have Schmidt’s men failed to score goals here.
FC Heidenheim vs Wehen Prediction
Schmidt’s men lost 3-0 on the road the last match-day, against Bochum. The hosts had established their dominance early in the game itself, that Schmidt’s men had no chance of making a comeback by the time the first half came to an end. Bochum netted two goals in the first 45 minutes, and added one later in the latter half to post the 3-0 scorecard.
In the meantime, Rehm’s men registered a thriller of a victory the prior game week, with a 2-1 scorecard at home over Stuttgart. The entire first half had gone goalless, and then the hosts slotted in their first goal in the 50th minute. With tremendous effort, the visitors equalized the scoreline, and it seemed like the match was heading to a draw.
Then, from out of nowhere, came the winner from Rehm’s men in the form of a penalty, in the 90+7th minute. At present, the upper hand goes to Schmidt’s men. The reasons are several. First of all, they are a contender for a playoff spot in 2020, and had missed out on a chance to take part in the post-season proceedings in 2019 by a tiny margin.
On the other hand, Rehm’s men were not even present in the 2.Bundesliga the prior campaign, and were part of the lower 3.Liga. Likely, they do have a lack of experience and exposure. On top of that, Schmidt’s men have a superb home record. To be precise, they have been unbeaten at this venue in the past seven months, and have lost here just twice since May 2019.
On the contrary, Rehm’s men have won just once away from home in the whole of 2020. Considering all these observations, it’s deduced that Heidenheim are the favored candidate to post the win.