Relegation-threatened teams to cancel each other out
Braunschweig have Julius Biada out injured while Joseph Baffo has suffered a knee injury and is unavailable, too. The side are missing two more players in Steve Breitkreuz and Christoffer Nyman.
Dresden are still without the long-term injured Pascal Testroet and Soren Gonther.
Injured/unavailable: Joseph Baffo (knee); Julius Biada, Steve Breitkreuz (both unspecified); Christoffer Nyman (adductor)
Injured/unavailable: Pascal Testroet (knee), Soren Gonther (Achilles)
MAIN PREDICTION: DRAW
Braunschweig are hovering just two points above the relegation zone in 12thplace. After a poor campaign so far, seven points from a possible 12 has given Eintracht hope of survival in the 2. Bundesliga, even though they lost an important game 2-0 to rivals Bochum at Vonovia Stadium last Sunday. However, they still have their fate in their own hands as they face fellow relegation candidates Dresden and Darmstadt in their two upcoming fixtures.
Dresden are level on points with Braunschweig and have had an indifferent season so far, spending most of their campaign in the bottom half of the table. Over their last eight league games, Dynamo have won four, drawn one and lost three. Although they managed to hold second-placed Nurnberg to a 1-1 draw at DDV Arena last Saturday they have now conceded in all of their last five league matches. Away from home, they are one of the better teams with five wins, two draws and seven defeats.
This is a huge fixture for the pair as both look to avoid relegation. However, I can see two evenly matched teams playing out a tight draw on Sunday afternoon.
SECOND PREDICTION: FIRST TEAM TO SCORE – BRAUNSCHWEIG
Braunschweig have opened the scoring in their last three home games while Dresden have conceded the first goal in their last five on away turf. Expect this trend to continue.
HEAD TO HEAD
Braunschweig have won each of their last two home meetings with Dresden. However, the teams held each other to a 1-1 draw when they met for the earlier fixture at Dresden in October.