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Ingolstadt make the trip to Voith-Arena on Sunday for the Bundesliga 2 meeting with hosts Heidenheim.
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Heidenheim, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 1-2 Bundesliga 2 victory vs SC Paderborn 07.
In that game, Heidenheim managed 54% possession and 19 shots at goal with 6 on target. For Heidenheim, the scorers were Patrick Mainka (63') and Tim Kleindienst (81'). On the other side, SC Paderborn 07 got 12 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Jonas Carls (65') scored for SC Paderborn 07.
Frank Schmidt's Heidenheim have celebrated scoring 10 times in their past six outings. The comparative number of goals that have been scored against them in those same fixtures is 7.
Their past results show that Heidenheim:
- have not lost a league tie with Ingolstadt in their last 3 games.
- are undefeated in their last 3 league matches at home.
Ingolstadt will go into the meeting after a 3-0 Bundesliga 2 win against Dynamo Dresden in their last fixture.
In that match, Ingolstadt had 28% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. For Ingolstadt, goals were scored by Nico Antonitsch (1') and Filip Bilbija (85'). For their opponents, Dynamo Dresden got 5 attempts on goal with 1 on target. Kevin Ehlers (17' Own goal) was the scorer for Dynamo Dresden.
The stats don’t lie, and Ingolstadt have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 9 goals in all. At the back, Ingolstadt have been far from perfect. Regardless, time will tell whether such a trend might be replicated in this upcoming game or not.
Coming into this contest, Ingolstadt have not won away from home in their last 6 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking over their prior head-to-head clashes going back to 10/04/2015 shows that Heidenheim have won 2 of these & Ingolstadt 3, with the tally of drawn games standing at 1.
18 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 8 of them for Heidenheim and 10 created by Ingolstadt. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.
The last league clash between these sides was Bundesliga 2 match day 2 on 31/07/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Ingolstadt 1-2 Heidenheim.
That time, Ingolstadt had 46% possession and 18 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Filip Bilbija (59').
For their opponents, Heidenheim got 12 shots at goal with 3 on target. Patrick Schmidt (73') and Tim Kleindienst (75') scored.
The referee was Robert Hartmann.
Team News: Heidenheim
There’s just one fitness concern for the Heidenheim boss Frank Schmidt to be concerned with thanks to an almost full-strength set of players. Gianni Mollo (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) is sidelined.
We think that Heidenheim could go for a 4-2-3-1 system for this game, handing starts to Kevin Müller, Marnon Busch, Patrick Mainka, Oliver Hüsing, Norman Theuerkauf, Jan Schöppner, Dzenis Burnic, Robert Leipertz, Maurice Malone, Denis Thomalla and Tim Kleindienst.
Team News: Ingolstadt
Ingolstadt boss Rüdiger Rehm has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Fatih Kaya (Bruised Acromioclavicular), Tobias Schröck (Tear in the abductor muscle), Yassin Ben Balla (Tendon crack) and Caniggia Elva (Knee Surgery) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
We reckon that Ingolstadt appear most likely to elect for a 4-4-2 lineup, starting the game with Dejan Stojanovic, Michael Heinloth, Nils Röseler, Nico Antonitsch, Dominik Franke, Hans Nunoo Sarpei, Denis Linsmayer, Florian Pick, Marcel Gaus, Stefan Kutschke and Dennis Eckert Ayensa.
We’re of the opinion that Heidenheim have it within them to dominate possession and create several successful chances.
At the same time, Ingolstadt won’t find it easy to find the back of the net although we do think that they will probably end up managing to get on the scoresheet.
Accordingly, we see a pretty comfortable 3-1 victory for Heidenheim at the end of the 90 minutes.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Voith-Arena (15,000)
Captain: Patrick Mainka
Chairman: Holger Sanwald
Manager: Frank Schmidt
Competitions: Bundesliga 2 position 6
🔑 Star Player: Robert Leipertz
Regularly deployed in the Right Wing position, Robert Leipertz was born in Jülich, Germany. Having played his first senior match for Alemannia Aachen in the 2012 - 2013 season, the dangerous Forward has contributed 4 league goals in this 2. Bundesliga 2021 - 2022 campaign so far coming from a total of 17 appearances.