Ingolstadt to clinch their second win in a row
Dresden are still without the long-term injured Pascal Testroet while Soren Gonther has problems with his Achilles tendon and will miss out again. Philip Heise is dealing with a thigh injury and is unavailable, too.
Ingolstadt have no injury concerns as they can count on all players in their squad for the first time this season.
Injured/unavailable: Pascal Testroet (knee), Soren Gonther (Achilles), Philip Heise (thigh)
MAIN PREDICTION: DRAW
Dresden are coming off two away games, claiming one win and one draw against Heidenheim and Darmstadt. They scored an incredible five goals and conceded three. The team were close to winning in Darmstadt and were favourites against Heidenheim before the break, winning 2-0. Their attack is on fire and the team will hope that they can continue on that goalscoring spree despite their one-week break. If they can, then they should be able to get something out of this encounter.
Ingolstadt claimed an impressive 3-0 victory at home against Darmstadt last time out, with Stefan Kutschke, Sonny Kittel and Thomas Pledl scoring the goals. However, despite that positive result, the club remain in 12th place in the 2. Bundesliga and are not meeting expectations so far this season. If they do score goals at the same rate as last time out though, they should be able to climb up the table quickly.
Both teams have been experiencing ups and downs recently and for that reason I predict a fair draw here.
SECOND PREDICTION: CORRECT SCORE – 1-1
Meetings between these two teams don’t tend to produce many goals traditionally. In fact, the last four competitive encounters have only seen seven goals in total, or an average of 1.75, with the last three all ending 1-1. I expect this trend to continue and predict another 1-1 draw here.
HEAD TO HEAD
Dresden have played only three times against Ingolstadt in their own stadium in the 2. Bundesliga and have registered two draws and one defeat.