Ingolstadt vs Erzgebirge Aue
Germany – 2. Bundesliga
Date: Friday, 31 August 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Audi-Sportpark, Ingolstadt.
Erzgebirge Aue barely saved the second tier status only after relegation play-offs last time out, but they’ll clearly face even harder times repeating such accomplishment in the new 2. Bundesliga season.
Viola started off in a poor fashion, claiming only one point in three games and they travel to Audi-Sportpark low on confidence after conceding three goals in each of back-to-back defeats to Mainz 05 and Koln.
The opening fixture of the Matchday No 4 will thus be a nice opportunity for Die Schanzer to pick up their maiden victory of the season after they drew two and lost one of three matches so far.
Stefan Leitl could put his job in jeopardize with anything else but a victory against one of the weakest sides in the competition here and there are no doubts the hosts will be highly motivated to make it count and get their campaign up and running on Friday afternoon.
Ingolstadt vs Erzgebirge Aue: Head-to-head
The draw was the most frequent of three outcomes in a 15-game history of H2H clashes between the two teams.
It happened as many as seven times, while outfits picked up four wins apiece so far.
It is interesting to note that Die Schanzer only won 1 of 7 home games against Erzgebirge Aue.
Ingolstadt vs Erzgebirge Aue: Prediction
The good news for Leitl is a decent performance from his star man Sonny Kittel last weekend.
The German midfielder and team’s main creator bagged a goal in a 1-1 draw away at Magdeburg and he should have plenty of room to backup such performance against Viola on Friday.
The visitors scored just one goal in three league games so far which should allow Ingolstadt to keep their inaugural clean sheet of the campaign after each of three games they’0ve played so far saw goals scored at both ends.
The home win is paid at the 1.61 odds, while braver tipsters can find value in backing Sonny Kittel to score anytime for the hosts at the 3.00 odds.
Ingolstadt vs Erzgebirge Aue: Bet Tips
Ingolstadt to win @ 3/4 (1.75)
Sonny Kittel to score anytime @ 2/1 (3.00).