SV Sandhausen make the trip to Voith-Arena on Sunday for the Bundesliga 2 clash with home team Heidenheim.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Heidenheim v SV Sandhausen match are shown here (inc. the best betting odds).
Heidenheim will be hoping for a better result after a 3-1 Bundesliga 2 defeat last time out to Nuremberg.
In that match, Heidenheim had 55% possession and 9 shots on goal with 3 on target. The scorer for Heidenheim was Tim Kleindienst (19'). 1. FC Nürnberg had 16 attempts on goal with 6 on target. Johannes Geis (2'), Fabian Nürnberger (26') and Tom Krauß (54') scored for Nuremberg.
Frank Schmidt's Heidenheim have scored 8 times over their prior half-dozen outings. Conversely, the number of goals that have been scored against them in those games stands at 7.
After tasting defeat last time out to Holstein Kiel in Bundesliga 2 action, SV Sandhausen will be aiming to make amends here.
In that game, SV Sandhausen managed 47% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 3 on target. For their opponents, Holstein Kiel got 15 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Fin Bartels (22') and Janni Serra (69') scored for Holstein Kiel.
The stats tell the story, and SV Sandhausen have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, conceding 10 goals in total. In defence, Sandhausen could really do with shoring things up. That aside, we will just have to wait and see whether that pattern shall be sustained here in this game or not.
Their prior results show that SV Sandhausen:
- have not been beaten by Heidenheim in away games against them for the last 2 matches in the league.
- are without an away win for the past 10 matches in the league. What a terrible run of away results.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head duels going back to 30/10/2018, there is nothing to separate the two clubs with Heidenheim winning 3 of those games, SV Sandhausen 3 and 0 being drawn after 90 minutes of play.
An aggregate of 18 goals were scored between them in these games, with 8 of them from Heidenheim and 10 being from Sandhausen. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.
The previous league game between these sides was Bundesliga 2 match day 15 on 08/01/2021 when it ended SV Sandhausen 4-0 Heidenheim.
The match was refereed by Florian Badstübner.
Team News: Heidenheim
Gianni Mollo (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Diant Ramaj (Torn Meniscus) and Dzenis Burnic (Hairline crack in calfbone) aren’t available for Heidenheim manager Frank Schmidt. Stefan Schimmer will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Team News: SV Sandhausen
Sandhausen boss Stefan Kulovits has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Besar Halimi (Pubis bone contusion), Rick Wulle (Shoulder Injury), Patrick Schmidt (Metatarsal Fracture) and Robin Scheu (Collarbone fracture) miss out here.
We feel that SV Sandhausen will have their work cut out to score goals against this Heidenheim side who we think should manage to get a goal of their own in a winning performance.
We’re therefore anticipating a very competitive encounter with a 1-0 victory for Heidenheim at the conclusion of the game.
Let’s see what happens.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Voith-Arena (15,000)
Captain: Marc Schnatterer
Chairman: Klaus Mayer
Manager: Frank Schmidt
Competitions: Bundesliga 2 position 6
🔑 Star Player: Denis Thomalla
Mostly taking to the field in the Striker position, Denis Thomalla was born in Pforzheim, Germany. Having made his senior debut playing for Hoffenheim in the 2010 - 2011 season, the goalscoring Forward has managed 5 league goals in the Bundesliga 2 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in 27 appearances.