SV Sandhausen will do battle with visiting club Heidenheim at BWT-Stadion am Hardtwald in the Bundesliga 2 clash on Saturday.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for SV Sandhausen v Heidenheim, scroll down including the latest game odds.
SV Sandhausen will be looking to improve on their last outing here after a 2-1 Bundesliga 2 loss in their previous game against Hamburg.
In that match, SV Sandhausen managed 26% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 3 on target. The only player to score for SV Sandhausen was Janik Bachmann (87'). On the other side, Hamburger SV had 24 shots on goal with 9 on target. David Kinsombi (74') and Moritz Heyer (96') scored for Hamburg.
It’s been seldom in recent games that SV Sandhausen have shown defensive steel. The facts show that SV Sandhausen have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 12 goals along the way.
Going into this one, SV Sandhausen are without a home win in the past 3 league matches.
Heidenheim will go into the match following on from a 2-1 Bundesliga 2 win over Dynamo Dresden in their most recent fixture.
In that game, Heidenheim had 50% possession and 23 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. For Heidenheim, goals were scored by Tobias Mohr (5') and Robert Leipertz (90'). For their opponents, Dynamo Dresden had 14 shots on goal with 3 on target. Chris Löwe (51') was the scorer for Dynamo Dresden.
Looking at their form, and Heidenheim have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, letting opponents get 7 goals in total. Defensively, Heidenheim can certainly do much better. That sort of trend might not be carried forward here, though.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head duels stretching back to 02/12/2018, both clubs have shared the honours with SV Sandhausen winning 3 of those games, Heidenheim 3 and 0 being draws after 90 minutes of play.
A combined sum of 18 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 11 of them from Sandhausen and 7 created by Heidenheim. The average goals per game has been 3.
The previous league meeting featuring these sides was Bundesliga 2 match day 32 on 09/05/2021 when it finished Heidenheim 2-1 SV Sandhausen.
That day, Heidenheim had 50% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. The goals were scored by Patrick Mainka (59') and Tim Kleindienst (81').
On the other side, SV Sandhausen had 13 shots at goal with 1 of them on target. Daniel Keita-Ruel (43') scored.
The match was refereed by Matthias Jöllenbeck.
Team News: SV Sandhausen
Patrick Drewes (Muscle Injury), Rick Wulle (Shoulder Injury) and Julius Biada (Muscular problems) won’t be able to feature for SV Sandhausen gaffer Stefan Kulovits. Marcel Ritzmaier is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
Team News: Heidenheim
Thanks to a mainly healthy group, there is only the lone fitness worry for the Heidenheim gaffer Frank Schmidt to contend with. Gianni Mollo (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be in action.
When taking everything into account, SV Sandhausen may find it difficult to breach the defence of this Heidenheim outfit who should win and very possibly keep a clean sheet.
Therefore, we predict a 0-1 advantage for Heidenheim at the end of the 90 minutes.
We’re expecting it to be that close.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: BWT-Stadion am Hardtwald (15,414)
Captain: Dennis Diekmeier
Chairman: Jürgen Machmeier
Manager: Stefan Kulovits
Competitions: Bundesliga 2 position 16
⭐ Key Man: Janik Bachmann
Mostly used in the Central Defensive Midfielder position, Janik Bachmann was born in Germany. Having played his first senior match for Chemnitzer FC in the 2017 - 2018 season, the gifted Midfielder has got 2 league goals in the 2. Bundesliga 2021 - 2022 campaign to date coming from a total of 6 appearances.