Sandhausen vs Duisburg
German 2. Bundesliga
Date: Friday, 9 November 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: BWT-Stadion am Hardtwald (Sandhausen).
Duisburg are flying high ever since they made the managerial change. Torsten Lieberknecht managed to completely turn a corner for the team which sat at the rock-bottom of the 2. Bundesliga standings a month ago under Bulgarian manager Grouev.
The Zebras won three, drew one and lost one of five games under the former Eintracht Braunschweig manager. The streak began with a shocking 1-2 victory away at Koln. Duisburg will come into Friday’s clash at BWT-Stadion am Hardtwald on the back of two wins and a draw in last three games in all competitions.
The Zebras backed up the DFB Pokal success (0-3 victory over Arminia Bielefeld) with a confident 2-0 win over Paderborn on Saturday. Can they make it three on the spin here against the struggling Sandhausen side?
Sandhausen vs Duisburg: Head-to-head
The head to head record also suggests the away win here.
Duisburg won four, drew one and lost one of six meetings with Sandhausen so far.
However, Sandhausen’s lone victory came just in the previous encounter with the Zebras (0-2 in mid-April this year).
Sandhausen vs Duisburg: Prediction
Unlike their rivals, the hosts are just not pulling up any trees at the moment. They lost two and drew one of last three matches conceding three goals in each of them. They also made the change on the bench after a dreadful opening to the new season, but the new manager Uwe Koschinat is yet to make an impact.
The German coach will be desperate to fix Sandhausen’s defensive holes as soon as possible, but we see such scenario hard to come on Friday given Duisburg’s impressive attacking form of late. The Zebras are bookies’ underdogs which is something to take advantage of as we see a tremendous value in the away win pick at the sky-high 3.40 odds. The more conservative punters will fancy Duisburg not to lose at 1.72.
Sandhausen vs Duisburg: Bet Tips
Duisburg to win @ 3.40 (12/5)
Duisburg or Draw @ 1.72 (8/11).