Regensburg to claim back-to-back home victories
Regensburg will not have Oliver Hein, Joshua Mees and Jann George at their disposal.
Greuther Furth won’t have Mathis Bolly, Nik Omladic, Balazs Megyeri, Julian Green, Daniel Steininger and Sercan Sararer available for this encounter in Regensburg.
Injured/unavailable: Oliver Hein (knee), Joshua Mees (pulled muscle), Jann George (toe)
Injured/unavailable: Mathis Bolly (muscle), Sercan Sararer (unspecified), Nik Omladic (foot), Balazs Megyeri (shoulder), Julian Green (adductor), Daniel Steininger (pulled muscle)
MAIN PREDICTION: HOME WIN
After exiting the cup when losing 5-2 at home against fellow second-tier club Heidenheim two weeks ago, Regensburg managed to return to winning ways against Kaiserslautern last weekend. The team claimed an easy 3-1 home win against the bottom-placed side who never found a way into the game. With four wins and eight defeats Regensburg can breathe a bit because they are two points ahead of the two clubs in the automatic relegation places. Following their disappointing performance in the cup, their full focus will now be on the league and if they continue with the same way of playing as last weekend then it could still be a strong and successful season for Regensburg.
With their cup tie against Ingolstadt taken into account, Greuther Furth have lost two of their last three matches, but they were able to beat Sandhausen 2-1 in an important game last Saturday. Although they are still sitting in 17th place, the team have started to gel a lot more, which is down to some changes, but their away form has been poor as they have only secured one of their ten points on their travels.
I think Regensburg will claim their second home victory in a row against a very weak team on the road.
SECOND PREDICTION: FIRST TEAM TO SCORE – GREUTHER FURTH
Regensburg have been the first team to concede in four of the last five league matches while Greuther Furth have scored first in their last two games. They could be the first to find the net here again.
HEAD TO HEAD
Regensburg’s all-time home record against Greuther Furth in all competitions consists of two draws and one defeat. They have drawn the last match 0-0 in front of their own fans in August 2003.