The 13th fixture of the Bundesliga 2 will finish this evening as Karlsruher hosts Aue at Wildparkstadion. Will the home team be able to continue their impressive unbeaten 7-game streak?
The hosts are unbeaten in the last 7 games, with 1 win and 6 draws. Karlsruher began their league campaign with 2 wins in the first 2 matches but after that, 3 consecutive losses brought the team down in the standings. Karlsruher has drawn half of the matches played so far in the league, and is seating at 11th, 8 points behind the first spot that gives a chance of promotion to next year's Bundesliga. Karlsruher is strong at home, having lost just one of the 5 matches played. The team scored 11 goals at home but conceded 10, which gives the idea that despite being difficult to beat, Karlsruher isn't a solid team defensively.
KARLSRUHER PREDICTED STARTING LINEUP:
Uphoff; Thiede, Gordon, Pisot, Rossbach; Frode, Kobald, Wanitzek, Lorenz; Hofmann, Choi
Today will be another test for Aue, who's been struggling away from home. The team only won just one of their 6 away matches so far in the league, having one of the worst records. The team has scored 6 times but conceded 11 goals, with just 1 clean sheet during that period, stats that highlight Aue's difficulties playing away from home. The team sits in 5th position, due to their remarkable performances at home, with 4 wins and 2 draws in 6 matches. A win today will put Aue in 4th, just one point behind promotion spots.
AUE PREDICTED STARTING LINEUP:
Mannel; Rizzuto, Mihojevic, Gonther, Kempe; Fandrich, Riese, Baumgart, Nazarov, Hochscheidt; Zulechner
Karsruher is tough to beat at home and Aue is struggling to get good results away from their stadium. Despite being in the Leagues's top-5, Aue should expect a very tough match today.