Aue to level their record
Aue are only without long-term absentee Nicky Adler and Soren Bertram while Fabian Kalig saw his fifth yellow card against Greuther Furth and is suspended.
Regensburg will not have Oliver Hein at their disposal and will miss Andreas Geipl after midfield player received his fifth yellow card against Union Berlin. He will be suspended for this game in Aue.
Suspended: Fabian Kalig
Injured/unavailable: Nicky Adler (adductor), Soren Bertram (nose)
Suspended: Andreas Geipl
Injured/unavailable: Oliver Hein (knee)
MAIN PREDICTION: HOME WIN
Aue were unlucky in their last league outing as they lost on the road to Greuther Furth 2-1, with the winning goal arriving three minutes from time. Despite the fact they had plenty of time during the international break to practice their offensive play, their attack just wasn’t up to scratch and they have scored only one goal on average so far this season. This is an area they clearly need to improve on quickly, but overall the team performed well last time out.
Regensburg’s torrid season continued at home to Union Berlin last weekend. They could have taken the lead through a penalty but missed it and lost the game 2-0 in the end. They were expecting much more in front of their own supporters and were going for their second win there. However, the team have now lost two in a row and failed to score in both. This game at Aue might be an encounter they can win, but they will need to be at their best in attack. Their last defeat will be a great source of motivation for them, but it is unclear as to whether it will be enough.
A very close match is expected with slight advantage for the home side. Therefore, I will go with Aue – home win.
SECOND PREDICTION: HALF TIME HAD – DRAW
Both teams have found it difficult to find the net in the first half this season with Aue only scoring two of their goals within the first 45 minutes in the last five games and Regensburg netting just three first-half goals all season. With both sides appearing to be much more clinical in front of the goal in the second half, I expect a scoreless draw at half time here.
HEAD TO HEAD
These two teams have met each other four times in Germany’s second division, with both teams registering a win.