Ingolstadt 04 vs. Eintracht Braunschweig / 2.Bundesliga – In the finish of the first part of the season in the 2.Bundesliga, it becomes clear that Ingolstadt will struggle for an expressive return in the elite rank and they are fifth for the time being, but the points difference is not too big, even though the leader on the table is seven points away, just as much as they have more than Braunschweig, which will obviously have to struggle for survival. The results are according to that, so Ingolstadt has eight matches without defeat, while Braunschweig has only one triumph during the same period. They played their last mutual duel in 2015 and ended without a goal. Begins: 04.12.2017. – 20:30 CET
Ingolstadt began the season after the departure from the elite rank with three defeats and it seemed that they will not return there ever, however, as the championship progressed, they were getting better and now that return does not seem so unattainable. In addition to having passed round of sixteen in the Cup, they also have not lost in seven matches in the championship, and they played two draws with five wins in that series.
They also had a series of four wins that had been interrupted in the last round, however, they have celebrated away against the leading Kiel and can certainly be satisfied with that achievement. They were even closer to winning because they dominated and all this is really encouraging before this duel. Lezcano and Christiansen were refreshments after a minimal victory over Fortuna, but we now expect Cohen and Kutschke again in the team.
Probable lineups Ingolstadt 04: Nyland – Levels, M.Matip, Wahl, Gaus – Trasch – Cohen, Morales – Pledl, Kittel, Kutschke
Braunschweig said the championship began with a long series without defeat and only in the eighth round they lost for the first time, but in that series they were undefeated five times and did not make a particularly good stock of points because of that. After that, they were winning less, and losing more and more, but they still played the most draws in the league, with a total number of nine unresolved matches. They are without a triumph for more than a month, more accurately since that duel against Bochum, and after which they played three draws and then lost to Nurnberg in the last round.
They managed to turn the result in their favour and take the lead with 2-1, while they eventually lost with 3-2 in the end. Similar thing happened against Arminia, where they reversed the result and took over the lead, but the result was 2-2 in the end. After Bielefeld, Sauer has replaced Becker on the right back, and Kijewski replaced Oz.Yildir in the midfield. The big question is how much coach Lieberknecht is happy with their performance in the last round and will he make some changes, but he definitely cannot count on the injured Baffo, Boland and Kumbel.
Probable lineups Eintracht Braunschweig: Fejzic – Becker, S.Breitkreuz, Valsvik, Reichel – Oz.Yildirim, Kijewski – Hochscheidt, Khelifi – Hernandez, Abdullahi
Ingolstadt 04 vs. Eintracht Braunschweig PICK
Ingolstadt has definitely overcome the initial crisis and this team is now playing football that can bring them back to elite rank, while Braunschweig is in downfall and they can hardly with their current form parry their opponent in this match.
Pick: Ingolstadt wins
Odds: 1.60 at betvictor (down to 1.55 can be played)