Sandhausen to take all three points on home turf
Sandhausen will be without Philipp Klingmann, Tim Kister, Andrew Wooten and Ken Gibson, who are all out due to injury concerns, moreover they are without suspended Denis Linsmayer.
Greuther Furth will only not have Mathis Bolly at their disposal.
Suspended: Denis Linsmayer
Injured/unavailable: Philipp Klingmann (head), Andrew Wooten (pulled muscle), Ken Gibson (calf), Tim Kister (broken foot)
Injured/unavailable: Mathis Bolly (muscle)
MAIN PREDICTION: HOME WIN
After losing two in a row, Sandhausen have struck back with a point as they travelled to Hamburg last Sunday. Kenan Kocak’s side earned a solid 1-1 draw at St. Pauli to boost their morale. Their home form has been excellent of late, with the team losing only the most recent of their last six 2. Bundesliga matches at Hardtwald Stadium. If they can continue to pick up points at home, Sandhausen will give themselves a small chance of returning to promotion race.
29 of Greuther Furth’s 36 points have come at Sportpark Ronhof so far, with the Franconian team boasting the second best home record in the league. However, they head to Sandhausen having lost seven of their last 11 league encounters on their travels. The Shamrock have struggled to get any kind of momentum going this term, but a recent run of five wins and only one loss in their last seven games has allowed them to climb out of the drop zone with six matches left to play. The team are coming off a 2-1 home win against Union Berlin.
Given Furth’s poor away form this term, I can see Kocak’s men picking up a vital three points at Hardtwald Stadium. My money is on a Sandhausen win.
SECOND PREDICTION: ODD/EVEN – EVEN
Over 75% of the last nine league meetings between Sandhausen and Greuther Furth have ended even, including the last league match at Sandhausen in March 2017. Back even goals to be scored between the pair this Friday.
HEAD TO HEAD
There has only been one win for Sandhausen against Greuther Furth in their last four meetings on home turf while the Shamrock have claimed one away victory too during that time.