Draw seems likely
Sandhausen will again be without Stefan Kulovits, Marcel Seegert, Mirco Born, Rick Wulle, Robert Herrmann, Eroll Zehnullahu, Andrew Wooten and Korbinian Vollmann, who are all injury concerns.
Regensburg will not have Oliver Hein at their disposal.
Injured/unavailable: Stefan Kulovits (muscle), Marcel Seegert (eye); Mirco Born, Rick Wulle (both knee); Robert Herrmann (broken foot), Korbinian Vollmann (unspecified), Eroll Zehnullahu (thigh), Andrew Wooten (unspecified)
Injured/unavailable: Oliver Hein (knee)
MAIN PREDICTION: DRAW
Sandhausen’s unbeaten run of three matches came to an end following a narrow 1-0 defeat to Aue last Friday. Although they had 53% ball possession and 11 shots on target they were unable to make it back-to-back victories after beating Union Berlin 1-0 during the week beforehand. Despite this loss they have the best defensive line in the league with only six goals conceded in eight matches and they are currently sitting in fifth place with four wins, two draws and two defeats.
Regensburg came from behind to beat Braunschweig in a contested match in front of their fans. Captain Marco Gruttner and Jonas Nietfeld scored in second half to give Regensburg the lead against only eight men from Braunschweig after three received suspension. It was Regensburg’s first home win and it will give them additional motivation going forward after starting the campaign with a disappointing run of three defeats at home. On the road they look much better though, having registered two wins and two defeats.
It was always very close when these two teams meet each other and I expect it this time again. Draw.
SECOND PREDICTION: HALF TIME HAD – DRAW
Sandhausen’s two last home games have seen a 0-0 draw at half time while Regensburg have witnessed the same on the road. With neither of the teams scoring many goals in first half, I expect a close match with a draw after 45 minutes again.
HEAD TO HEAD
These two teams have meet only twice in 2.Bundesliga. Sandhausen won the latest meeting 3-1 away from home in March 2013, but lost 2-1 at home in September 2012.