Goals expected in Heidenheim
Heidenheim will miss the long-term injured Denis Thomalla while Kevin Muller faces a fresh injury and will miss over the upcoming weeks, too. In addition, they miss Mathias Wittek due to suspension.
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.
Suspended: Mathias Wittek
Injured/unavailable: Denis Thomalla (unspecified), Kevin Muller
Injured/unavailable: Pascal Testroet (knee), Soren Gonther (Achilles), Philip Heise (thigh)
MAIN PREDICTION: AWAY WIN
Heidenheim produced one of the surprise results of the weekend away from home to Duisburg in round eight. They set up a very compact formation and did well to frustrate Bielefeld to gain a draw. Frank Schmidt’s men had been in very poor form before the last three matches, with the side suffering four defeats in five games. Now they have at least climbed up into 15th placein the table, but still have a disappointing goal difference of -4. There is not much positive to mention as they have been experiencing an awful season so far. They have to improve a lot if they do not want to lose ground on the teams above them in the middle of the table.
Dresden have got off to an average season, claiming two wins, three draws and three defeats. They were involved in an entertaining game on the road against Darmstadt on Sunday, with the game ending in a 3-3 draw. The team were in fact close to winning at Darmstadt but conceded two late goals and came out with a disappointing result. Despite this late shock they have scored nine of their 11 goals this season on the road that should them give additional motivation to do better this time.
Heidenheim have been having problems at home recently while Dresden are in scoring mood on the road where they have netted at least two in each of their away game so far. I think an away win is on the cards.
SECOND PREDICTION: CORRECT SCORE – 1-2
I expect goals from both teams and it is just a case of how many. Dresden are on fire and have been scoring just over two on average in their previous road games while Heidenheim have found the back of the net exactly once in two of their home games. I predict a 2-1 win for the away side.
HEAD TO HEAD
Heidenheim have played only twice against Dresden in the 2.Bundesliga, with the matches ending 0-0 at Heidenheim and in a 2-1 win for Dresden at home.