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SV Sandhausen will do battle with guests Fortuna Dusseldorf at BWT-Stadion am Hardtwald in this Bundesliga 2 fixture on Sunday.
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SV Sandhausen will be hoping to bounce back here after a 3-1 Bundesliga 2 defeat last time out to VfL Bochum.
In that match, SV Sandhausen had 53% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 5 on target. The only player to score for SV Sandhausen was Kevin Behrens (59'). VfL Bochum got 14 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. Miloš Pantović (29'), Anthony Losilla (78') and Robert Žulj (87') scored for VfL Bochum.
Fixtures involving SV Sandhausen have tended to be lively encounters of late with a lot of goalmouth action expected. Over their past six clashes, a total of 22 goals have been recorded for both teams combined (at an average of 3.67 goals per game) with 10 of these belonging to Sandhausen.
After a losing effort in their last game against Greuther Furth in Bundesliga 2 competition, Fortuna Dusseldorf will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that game, Fortuna Dusseldorf managed 48% possession and 5 shots on goal with 3 on target. For Fortuna Dusseldorf, the goals were scored by Kristoffer Peterson (26') and Shinta Appelkamp (56'). For their opponents, SpVgg Greuther Fürth had 16 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. Branimir Hrgota (53'), Julian Green (69') and Dickson Abiama (83') scored for Greuther Furth.
Indicating their fondness for eventful matches, the back of the net has been hit 22 times in the last six matches in which Fortuna Dusseldorf have taken to the field, giving an average of 3.67 goals for each meeting. Their opponents have managed 9 of these goals. We will have to find out whether or not that trend will be continued on here.
Head to head
Looking at their past head to head meetings dating back to 06/08/2016 shows us that SV Sandhausen have won 1 of them & Fortuna Dusseldorf 3, with the tally of drawn results standing at 2.
In all, 12 goals were scored between them in these games, with 6 from Sandhausen and 6 for Fortuna. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.
The last league clash featuring these clubs was Bundesliga 2 match day 25 on 13/03/2021 and the score finished SV Sandhausen 0-0 Fortuna Dusseldorf.
The match was refereed by Robert Kampka.
Team News: SV Sandhausen
Christian Kinsombi (Muscular problems) and Tim Kister (Pulled hamstring at the adductors) are unavailable for Sandhausen gaffer Stefan Kulovits.
Team News: Fortuna Dusseldorf
With a completely healthy group available to choose from, Fortuna Dusseldorf manager Christian Preußer has zero fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this clash.
Our assessment here is that SV Sandhausen could well find it tough to score goals against this Fortuna Dusseldorf team who will likely end up scoring and staying ahead.
We therefore see a very competitive game with a 0-1 winning score for Fortuna Dusseldorf at the end of this game.
Hoping for a good game.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: BWT-Stadion am Hardtwald (15,414)
Captain: Dennis Diekmeier
Chairman: Jürgen Machmeier
Manager: Stefan Kulovits