Ingolstadt to claim back-to-back home victories
Ingolstadt have a full squad available.
Heidenheim will be without John Verhoek who has pulled a muscle while Mathias Wittek was sent off against Holstein Kiel in the last match and will miss this game suspended.
Suspended: Mathias Wittek
Injured/unavailable: John Verhoek (pulled muscle)
MAIN PREDICTION: HOME WIN
Ingolstadt were involved in a very entertaining 2-2 draw away to Dresden in their previous 2. Bundesliga match, with Marcel Gaus and Alfredo Morales registering the goals for them within the first 23 minutes. That result keeps Stefan Leitl’s men in 13th position with a positive +1 goal difference. They are unbeaten in their last two matches, scoring five goals in the process and conceding only two goals in those games too. This is a game the home side will want to win.
Heidenheim suffered a crushing 5-3 loss at home against Holstein Kiel in their last match, in what was their second defeat in a row – and one of the worst so far this season. However, their top scorer, Marc Schnatterer, scored twice in that defeat. The result has left Heidenheim with just two wins in ten 2. Bundesliga matches and the team now sit in 16th position with a poor -8 goal difference. They have won only one of four games on the road this season and they will find it very hard to secure away win number two here.
Ingolstadt should take the three points here as they have been improving lately.
SECOND PREDICTION: HALF TIME HAD – HOME WIN
Ingolstadt should take advantage from the beginning as they have much better players who can make the difference in this game. They have been ahead at half time in three of their last five league matches and I think they will be ahead after 45 minutes again – just like in the last meeting between these sides over two years ago.
HEAD TO HEAD
Ingolstadt have hosted Heidenheim only once in the 2.Bundesliga in a close game which they won 1-0 in 2015. Their away game six months later ended in another victory for them by the same scoreline.