Our prediction for this Bundesliga 2 match:
Sandhausen and Ingolstadt go head to head at Hardtwaldstadion on day 5 of the new 2. Bundesliga campaign. Sandhausen aim to build on a 3-1 win over Aue, which undisputedly helped them regain a much-needed confidence, but this game will be anything but a walk in the park for the hosts. Alexander Esswien, who opened his goal-scoring account at the weekend, is likely to keep his place in the starting XI, while fellow midfielder Cebio Soukou is widely expected to return to the starting line-up.
Ingolstadt, on the other hand, played out a goalless draw with Nurberg on Matchday 4, with the team recovering from a heavy 6-1 loss at Darmstadt. The visitors are eyeing their first league win of the season, but given Sandhausen’s display in the triumph over Aue, home win should be considered. Ingolstadt boss Roberto Patzold is likely to stick to the 4-4-2 formation.