Ingolstadt vs Greuther Furth
Germany – 2. Bundesliga
Date: Friday, 10 August 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Audi-Sportpark, Ingolstadt.
Ingolstadt disappointed their fans with a 2-1 loss to Jahn Regensburg in the season opener. They will be highly motivated to bounce back right away in the second round when they play host to Greuther Furth in the first game of the Matchday at Audi-Sportpark.
The Die Schanzer entered the new campaign with the highest ambitions after doing a solid job in the summer transfer window. They did dominate the pitch in the mentioned game away at Regensburg, but they eventually allowed their rivals to come back from behind and win 2-1 with an own goal from Ingolstadt’s right-back Frederick Ananou.
The story is completely opposite with the Shamrocks who conceded first, but went on to win 3-1 against Sandhausen last weekend at their Sportpark Ronhof Thomas Sommer.
Ingolstadt vs Greuther Furth: Head-to-head
The head to head stats speak in Ingolstadt’s favour as the hosts won 8, drew 2 and lost 4 of 14 meetings with the Shamrocks so far.
Die Schanzer are on a brutal streak in H2H games with Furth, having won six on the bounce coming into this one.
Ingolstadt bagged three goals in each of last term wins over Furth.
Ingolstadt vs Greuther Furth: Prediction
Furth’s defensive line is pretty vulnerable which should really allow plenty of room for Ingolstadt’s impressive names in the final third to shine after the first round failure. The Shamrocks had a dreadful away record in the previous term of 2. Bundesliga, losing 10 and winning just 1 of 17 games on the road.
Given the hosts will be desperate to snatch the spoils and get their promotional challenge campaign on track, we can hardly see anything else but the home victory when these two sides take on each other at Audi-Sportpark. Stefan Leitl will just need to keep an eye on Furth’s forward Daniel Keita-Ruel who completed a brace on the opening day.
Based on everything written above, we really expect this to be a high-scoring contest with the hosts coming out on top at the end.
Ingolstadt vs Greuther Furth: Bet Tips
Ingolstadt to win @ 1.66
Ingolstadt to win & BTTS @ 3.75.