Erzgebirge Aue head to Carl-Benz-Stadion on Wednesday for the 3rd Liga meeting with hosts Mannheim.
Our Mannheim v Erzgebirge Aue tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below - plus the latest betting odds.
Mannheim enter this game following a 2-2 3rd Liga drawn match versus Verl.
For Mannheim, the scorers were Stefano Russo (51') and Alexander Rossipal (90'). Eduard Probst (41') and Mael Corboz (95') scored for Verl.
Their latest results shine a light on the fact that much solidity has been shown by the Mannheim defence. Mannheim have been miserly, with the number of goals that have flown into the back of their net over the course of their past 6 matches standing at 4.
Coming into this contest, Mannheim are unbeaten in their previous 3 home league matches.
In their last game, Erzgebirge Aue drew 1-1 in the 3rd Liga tie with Osnabruck.
The only scorer from Erzgebirge Aue was Marvin Stefaniak (16'). Felix Higl (35') was the scorer for Osnabruck.
The attacking players from Erzgebirge Aue have been starved of goals in their past six games, netting the poor return of only 3. In those fixtures, Aue have also seen the overall goal aggregate against them equal 14. Such a pattern might not be carried forward into this next game, however.
Team News: Mannheim
Marc Schnatterer (Torn Muscle Fibre), Johannes Dörfler (Knee Problems) and Gerrit Gohlke (Concussion) aren’t available for Mannheim manager Christian Neidhart.
Team News: Erzgebirge Aue
Erzgebirge Aue manager Timo Rost has to currently contend with reduced team options. Maximilian Thiel (Calf Problems), Antonio Jonjic (Corona virus), Martin Männel (Meniscus Damage) and Omar Sijaric (Ill) are not able to play.
Here, we’re thinking that Erzgebirge Aue could well find it tough to find the net against this Mannheim outfit who we think should gain the upper hand.
We’ve gone for a hard-fought 1-0 winning margin for Mannheim after 90 minutes.
Should be interesting.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Carl-Benz-Stadion (24,302)
Captain: Marcel Seegert
Chairman: Bernd Beetz
Manager: Christian Neidhart
Competitions: 3rd Liga position 2, DFB-Pokal (First Round)