Dresden to claim win against bottom side Kaiserslautern
Dresden are still without the long-term injured Pascal Testroet, Aias Aosman and Marco Hartmann while Soren Gonther has problems with his Achilles tendon and will miss out again. Furthermore, the team are without Philipp Heise due to suspension.
Kaiserslautern have four players on their injury list as Kacper Przybylko, Daniel Halfar, Osayamen Osawe and Mads Albaek are all absent.
Suspended: Philip Heise
Injured/unavailable: Pascal Testroet (knee), Soren Gonther (Achilles); Marco Hartmann, Aias Aosman (both pulled muscle)
Injured/unavailable: Kacper Przybylko (foot), Mads Albaek (pubis), Osayamen Osawe (toe), Daniel Halfar (unspecified)
MAIN PREDICTION: HOME WIN
Dresden were completely outplayed by Holstein Kiel in their last road game two weeks ago. Their 3-0 defeat left the team frustrated, especially as they had been in good form away from home until early October, but their latest results – a winless run of four games – put them in a difficult situation. Coach Uwe Neuhaus was not pleased with the team last time out and he can’t get away from the fact that they have to invest much more over the upcoming weeks if they do not want to get involved in the relegation battle. As it stands, they are only two points from safety and need every point they can get.
Kaiserslautern managed to arrest their negative run of two defeats in their last home game against Bochum. The 0-0 draw didn’t change the fact that they are still rooted to the bottom of the table, but nevertheless, the team still showed great team spirit. They will now try and build on that result, but given the fact that they have only claimed one win so far this season and are the lowest scorers by far with just eight goals, it is difficult to see them winning here, even though their opponents reside only three places above them.
Dresden are facing harmless opposition and if they can score in this encounter then I am sure they will win. Home victory.
SECOND PREDICTION: HALF TIME HAD – DRAW
With both teams unable to claim any wins in their last four games, they will have to improve considerably, but both have been nervous at the beginning of their games and have mainly been focusing on safety in the first half. In fact, Dresden have scored just twice before the break in their last four matches while Kaiserslautern have managed only one first-half goal during that time. A draw therefore seems a good choice at half time.
HEAD TO HEAD
Dresden have lost only three of their last seven league matches against Kaiserslautern at home.