TSV 1860 Munich vs Wurzburger Kickers
Date: Friday, 17th March 2017
Kick-off: 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Allianz Arena (Munich).
As the 2016/17 season approaches it’s final phase, both 1860 Munich and Wurzburger Kickers are immersed in a battle to avoid relegation. The team from Munich occupy 14th position in the table with 3 point keep them at safety. While Wurzburg are 12th with a 7 point cushion.
Munich lost 1-0 away at Hannover last weekend to taste their third defeat on the bounce, and second without scoring. They were on a good run prior to that, with 3 wins from 4.
The Lions lost their most recent home match 1-2 to St. Pauli, which put an end to their 7 match unbeaten run at home, 5 wins and 2 draws.
Wurzburger Kickers were beaten 2-0 at home by Dynamo Dresden last week, which stretched their run without a win to 7 matches. They lost 5 games during the period, with 2 points coming from draws.
It is particularly disappointing for the Kickers as they were looking good for a promotion challenge before the winter break. They were 6th in the table at a 7 point gap from the top. But now, they are at the opposite end of the table within a space of 7 games. It will be worth to note that Wurzburger Kickers are one of the sides promoted from third division for this season.
1860 Munich vs Wurzburger Kickers: Head-to-head stats
The meetings between these two sides are far and few due to Kicker’s prolonged stay in lower divisions.
The teams met two times this season, once in Bundesliga and the other in the DFB Pokal. Both were played at Wurzburg and in the month of October 2016. It was a 2-0 home win in the league tie, while Munich clinched the cup tie with the help of penalties.
1860 Munich vs Wurzburger Kickers: Prediction
We have to rely on home versus away form for this fixture as there is little data to look-up on from h2h meetings. 1860 Munich certainly look like the team to win this one outright. They have a solid record at home and also the better quality playing squad. It is not just the away form, but also the recent overall performances of the Kickers is far from convincing.
1860 Munich vs Wurzburger Kickers: Bet Tips
FT – 1860 Munich to win at 2.25 with Unibet
Over 2.5 goals at 2.70 with Bet365.