Our prediction for this Bundesliga 2 match:
BRITA-Arena will host Friday’s football game between Wehen and Ingolstadt, the two teams who face each other in the 2. Bundesliga play-out, first leg. Wehen have been in a splendid form of late, with the team recording a win in each of their previous four league fixtures. Rudiger Rehm’s men are eager to secure promotion to the German second tier and seeing that Ingolstadt failed to impress in the last game of the regular season, home win should be considered.
Die Schanzer experienced all sorts of problems at the back in the 4-2 loss to Heidenheim and given Wehen’s thrilling form, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed. Ingolstadt outclassed Wehen 5-1 in their last meeting in a competitive match, meaning that the hosts are hungry for revenge. A man to watch in the home side will be Manuel Schaffler, who has netted 16 goals so far this season.
Highlighted Player (Marvin Matip):
Marvin Matip was born in Bochum on 25 September, 1985 and he began his senior career at Bochum. He played 33 league games for the reserve team, while making just one appearance for the first team. In 2005 he joined Koln and in 2010 he was sent on loan to Karlsruher. After ending his loan spell with Karlsruher, the right-footed centre back signed a contract with Ingolstadt.
Matip was born in Germany, but seeing that his father is Cameroonian, he decided to represent the African team on the international stage. The Karlsruher defender, who is capable of playing as a defensive midfielder as well, make his Cameroon debut on 2 June, 2013 in a friendly against Ukraine. However, it has to be noted that he has 22 caps for Germany U21 team.
He played for Germany at the 2006 U21 European Championship. Marvin Matip scored two goals in 33 appearances for Ingolstadt in the 2015/2016 Bundesliga campaign. His contract with Ingolstadt expires on 30 June, 2018.
Highlighted Team (Ingolstadt):
Ingolstadt is a German football club from the city Ingolstadt which is located in the Bayern region. The club was founded in 2004 after a fusion between ESV Ingolstadt and MTV Ingolstadt. In the season 2014/2015 Ingolstadt managed to qualify for the Bundesliga for the first time in the clubs history. FC Ingolstadt plays it’s home games in the Audi-Sportpark stadium which holds a capacity of 15 500 seats and is one of the smallest stadiums in the highest German football division.
The club colours of Ingolstadt are red and black which is a combination of the ESV Ingolstadt and MTV Ingolstadt kit. Ingolstadt is known as Die Schanzer by it’s fans. In the club history Ingolstadt didn’t manage to win any prizes. The bigest achievement of the club was on Sunday 17th of May 2015 where the club got promoted to the Bundesliga after beating Red Bull Leipzig and got crowned as the champion of the 2.Bundesliga.
The achievements of Ingolstadt are very impressive for a club that is only active since 2004. Currently Ingolstadt doesn’t have any very known players. Manager Ralph-Hasenhuttl does have a legendary status in Ingolstadt being the manager who promoted his club to the Bundesliga.