Greuther Furth to extend good home record
Greuther Furth won’t have Mathis Bolly, Nik Omladic and Balazs Megyeri at their disposal.
Dresden are still without the long-term injured Pascal Testroet, Soren Gonther and Marvin Schwabe while they have Niklar Kreuzer, Jannik Muller and Haris Duljevic sidelined with suspensions.
Injured/unavailable: Mathis Bolly (muscle), Nik Omladic (foot), Balazs Megyeri (shoulder)
Suspended: Haris Duljevic, Niklas Kreuzer, Jannik Muller
Injured/unavailable: Pascal Testroet (knee), Soren Gonther (Achilles), Marvin Schwabe (meniscus)
MAIN PREDICTION: HOME WIN
Greuther Furth were easily beaten 3-0 away at Ingolstadt last Saturday, which has left them languishing in 17th place in the 2. Bundesliga table. However, their home form is rather different from their away record, having won four and drawn two of their last six on home soil. In fact, 17 of their 20 points have been claimed at home, which gives them the seventh best home record in the league. No one seems to be able to explain what is going on with Furth, but with such a good home form it is reasonable to back them here.
After three defeats in a row, Dresden hit back in style last Sunday when thumping Bochum 2-0 at the DDV-Stadium. After a couple of setbacks here and there, Dynamo have gone back to their style of play, which was absolutely needed. The team have moved up into 12th, but they are only four points above the drop zone.
Damir Buric’s Furth are fighting for their lives and every 2. Bundesliga point gained from now until the end of the season will be vital in their quest for survival. After beating Dresden in their previous four home matches, I’m predicting Greuther Furth to make it win number five in a row at home.
SECOND PREDICTION: HALF TIME HAD – HOME WIN
Greuther Furth have managed to lead at half time in four of their last four home matches while Dresden have failed to be ahead at the break in four of their last five. I think Furth will start this game better and be winning at the break.
HEAD TO HEAD
Greuther Furth have won their last four home games against Dresden, including a narrow 1-0 victory at the Sportpark Ronhof when the pair met in April 2017.