Magdeburg vs Sandhausen
German 2. Bundesliga
Date: Sunday, 10 March 2019
Kick-Off at 12:30 UK / 13:30 CET
Venue: MDCC-Arena (Magdeburg).
Both Magdeburg and Sandhausen were struggling badly in the first half of the season, but the hosts managed to turn a corner and pick up some surprising results after the winter break. They escaped the red zone with a marvellous run of three wins and two draws in opening five fixtures of the year. The run without a defeat came to an abrupt end last weekend when they fell 1-0 against fellow strugglers MSV Duisburg.
Michael Oenning’s troops have a great chance to return to winning ways instantly on Sunday afternoon when they take on the rock-bottomed Sandhausen in another relegation six-pointer. The hosts are two points clear off Duisburg in 16th place (which leads to relegation play-offs) and three above Ingolstadt at 17th-place. Sandhausen are at the very foot of the standings with a five-point deficit on their Sunday counterparts.
Magdeburg vs Sandhausen: Head-to-head
These two outfits met each other for the first time ever this season.
Magdeburg picked up a 0-1 victory in late-September last year at BWT-Stadion am Hardtwald.
Magdeburg vs Sandhausen: Prediction
The visitors saw a glimmer of hope when they demolished Bochum 3-0 on the home patch in the second game of the year. Nevertheless, it was only one good day for them as Uwe Koschinat’s troops took just one point from four following ties.
They will enter this in the lowest of spirits after back-to-back tough defeats to Koln (3-1) and Erzgebirge Aue (0-3). Such home defeat to Aue was certainly the one which killed the confidence and the German manager will have a very tough task to lift team’s spirits ahead of such an important tie against Magdeburg.
We have to fancy the hosts who are unbeaten in past five league outings at MDCC-Arena. They shipped just three goals in the process and we expect them to keep things quiet at the back against the struggling rock-bottomed side here.
Magdeburg vs Sandhausen: Bet Tips
Magdeburg to win @ 2.20 (6/5)
Magdeburg to keep a clean sheet @ 2.50 (6/4).