Heidenheim to continue their winning streak against Furth
Greuther Furth won’t have Mathis Bolly, Nik Omladic, Balazs Megyeri and Sercan Sararer available for this encounter.
Heidenheim will be without the injured Marnon Busch and Sebastian Griesbeck but have an otherwise full squad available.
Injured/unavailable: Mathis Bolly (muscle), Sercan Sararer (unspecified), Nik Omladic (foot), Balazs Megyeri (shoulder)
Injured/unavailable: Marnon Busch, Sebastian Griebeck (both unspecified)
MAIN PREDICTION: AWAY WIN
Greuther Furth lost 2-0 on the road against Duisburg last Saturday and have still only claimed two points away this term, but at home they are a totally different prospect. Not only have they won their last three consecutive home games and four of their last five, but 12 of their 14 points this season have also arrived from home. It will at least give them some confidence when comes to avoiding relegation as they are still second from bottom and five points from safety. However, Furth’s main problems are their defensive capabilities or rather lack of them as they have conceded 29 goals in the 2. Bundesliga, the joint-highest in the league.
Heidenheim were lucky to find a late winner against bottom-of-the-table Kaiserslautern in their 3-2 home win last Friday. They were average and almost ended up with a draw against ten men. However, they continued their excellent run with four wins and one draw out from the last five league matches. As a result, they have climbed into 11th spot and are no longer threatened by the drop.
Furth are, of course, been performing a lot better at home, but this weekend they will be facing tough opponents in the form of Heidenheim who have been unbeatable recently. I will put my money on the better in-form team and predict an away win.
SECOND PREDICTION: CORRECT SCORE – 1-2
Having netted nine in the last three games, Heidenheim’s heavy goal count should be enough to hand them another away win while Greuther Furth have scored four in their previous two games and should be able to find a consolation strike. Heidenheim have won all of their last three matches by one-goal margins and it is likely we will see the same again here. I’ll go with a 2-1 win for the visitors.
HEAD TO HEAD
Greuther Furth’s last two home matches against Heidenheim in the league ended in two away wins. However, they were victorious when the teams met last time out, winning 2-0 at Heidenheim in April.