Heidenheim to grab a point against leaders Dusseldorf
Dusseldorf will be without first ‘keeper Michael Rensing again due to a broken rib, but they have no further injury concerns.
Heidenheim will be without Marnon Busch who is injured.
Injured/unavailable: Michael Rensing (broken rib)
Injured/unavailable: Marnon Busch (unspecified)
MAIN PREDICTION: DRAW
Dusseldorf’s winning run came to an unexpected end as they managed only a 0-0 draw against Bochum last Monday. Nevertheless, they are still unbeaten in the last six matches and have a big advantage as the leaders of the 2.Bundesliga. The team struggled to find the same goalscoring form as in their previous five matches last weekend and were not as clinical as in those games. However, Friedhelm Funkel was not disappointed with the performance and he hopes for a better result against Heidenheim to extend their leading position.
Heidenheim were lucky enough to find a single goal against third placed Nurnberg during their 1-0 home win on Sunday. This was their third win of the season which put them in 16th place, at one point from safety. The match against Dusseldorf should be the next hard test for them but their form has been improving steadily.
I think that Heidenheim can grab a point here because Dusseldorf are starting to burn out and they have had a great run recently. That run may come to an end here – draw.
SECOND PREDICTION: CORRECT SCORE – 2-0
The teams’ last two matches ended in 2-0 wins for the respective home team and Dusseldorf have claimed two of their last three victories in the league via two-goal margins Expect this match to end 2-0 for the hosts.
HEAD TO HEAD
Dusseldorf won the teams’ first meeting against Heidenheim in September 2014, but tat has been their only win at home so far. The other two matches finished with a narrow 1-0 win for Heidenheim and the latest with a 0-0 draw in February 2017.