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The 3rd Liga match at Audi-Sportpark on Saturday will see hosts Ingolstadt taking on opponents RW Essen.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Ingolstadt v RW Essen are shown on this page (inc. the best betting odds).
Ingolstadt will want to continue from where they left off last time out with the 1-2 3rd Liga success against Duisburg.
For Ingolstadt, goals were scored by David Kopacz (56') and Lukas Fröde (70'). Alexander Esswein (80') scored for Duisburg.
Matches with Ingolstadt have usually been exciting affairs recently with plenty of scoring being a common characteristic. Over their past half dozen games, the sum of 22 goals have been recorded for both sides combined (at an average of 3.67 goals per game) with 10 of them being chalked up by Ingolstadt. That aside, we’ll just have to find out if that trend shall be maintained here in this match.
Coming into this clash, Ingolstadt are unbeaten in their previous 2 league matches at home.
RW Essen head into the game after a 2-0 3rd Liga win with the downing of Mannheim in their last outing.
For RW Essen, the scorers were Cedric Harenbrock (68') and Marvin Obuz (74').
In as many as 5 out of the previous 6 clashes featuring RW Essen, at least three goals have been hit. The overall average goals scored per game in that spell is 3.17, with the number of goals averaged by RW Essen coming out as 1.67.
Ahead of this clash, RW Essen are undefeated in their previous 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
The last league clash between these sides was 3rd Liga match day 24 on 25/02/2023 and the score finished Ingolstadt 1-1 RW Essen.
The match was refereed by Felix Bickel.
Team News: Ingolstadt
Mladen Cvjetinovic (Shoulder injury), Marcel Costly (Achilles tendon surgery), Tobias Schröck (Ill), David Udogu (Ligament injury), Thomas Rausch (Knee medial ligament tear) and Maximilian Dittgen (Hamstring injury) won’t be able to feature for Ingolstadt boss Michael Köllner.
Team News: RW Essen
Owing to a fully injury-free group available for selection, the RW Essen manager Christoph Dabrowski doesn’t have any fitness worries to speak of ahead of this game.
For this match, we think that RW Essen should have enough to score a goal against this Ingolstadt lineup, however that is unlikely to be as many as they will have scored against them.
We’re tipping a close game with a 2-1 advantage for Ingolstadt when the full-time whistle blows. Looking forward to seeing how this one unfolds.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Audi-Sportpark (15,200)
Captain: Lukas Fröde
Chairman: Peter Jackwerth
Manager: Michael Köllner
Competitions: 3rd Liga position 8
🔑 Star Man: David Kopacz
Typically deployed in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, David Kopacz was born in Iserlohn, Poland. After having made a senior debut playing for Górnik Zabrze in the 2019 - 2020 season, the gifted Midfielder has managed to score 3 league goals in the 3. Liga 2023 - 2024 season so far from a total of 14 appearances.