1.FC Heidenheim vs. Greuther Furth / 2.Bundesliga – Another duel in the last round of 2.Bundesliga which is struggling to survive because both teams are endangered, with the proviso that Heidenheim is with two points more in a much better situation than Greuther Furth, which is currently in the relegation zone and it is clear that they should not lose. Heidenheim could easily survive with defeat, while they are safe with a draw and also surely they cannot get eliminated directly. Furth will certainly be eliminated if they lose this match, while they have several options in the case of a draw. In the first part of the season Furth celebrated with 1-0. Begins: 13.05.2018. – 15:30 CET
There were ups and downs in the team of Heidenheim this season, and a series of four defeats led to a difficult situation which has brought them two triumphs and a draw, so they were again in a favourable situation, but in the last round they did not take the first opportunity to ensure survival because they were defeated as guests against the last ranked K’lautern. Otherwise they were having lots of problems as guests this season and they have celebrated twice outside of their stadium, the last time in late November.
That is why it is good that they are playing this key match on their field and they still have more options to ensure survival. The simplest is the victory, of course, but a draw is quite enough and it will be a bit easier to play. They have no problems with the players' absence and Schmidt will send the same team to the field as in the previous round, although they did not celebrate in K’lautern.
Probable lineups 1.FC Heidenheim: Ke.Muller – Straus, Theuerkauf, K.Kraus, Feick – Titsch-Rivero, Griesbeck – Lankford, Dovedan, M.Thiel – Verhoek
Furth has spent the entire season at the bottom of the table and the best placement is the 14th place, so they could not expect anything but survival. However, they could have had a more favourable situation before the last round, if they had for example won in the last round against the relieved Duisburg on their field. Not to mention all the matches that were played before, because they are currently in a series of five wins without a triumph and two defeats.
Three rounds ago, they had the lead against Bochum and they have scored a goal for 1-1 in the finish, they were defeated by St.Pauli with 3-0, while their duel with Duisburg ended with a defeat, after they have received They managed to equalize somehow, but the overall impression is very bad and when we add that they are the worst guest team in the league with just one win, then it is clear how much they have to be concerned about. Their midfielder S.Ernst was the best in the last round but he got the fifth yellow card and will not play. Hilbert will jump in the last line and Aycicek is in midfield.
Probable lineups Greuther Furth: Burchert – Hilbert, Maloca, M.Caligiuri, Wittek – Gugganig, Aycicek – Narey, Green, Raum – Reese
1.FC Heidenheim vs. Greuther Furth PICK
Heidenheim has shown more than Furth this season, and they have a chance to survive on their field, so we expect them to use that, at least with a draw, with which Furth could eventually be satisfied if the other results coincide.
Pick: Asian Handicap 0 Heidenheim
Odds: 1.75 at williamhill (down to 1.65 can be played)