The topic of constellations is ticked off pretty quickly on both sides. While Aue’s team boss Hensel only makes one change compared to the previous week (Messeguem starts for Hochscheidt), Heidenheim’s coach Schmidt sends exactly the eleven into the race that Schalke defeated.
Meanwhile, 1. FC Heidenheim was able to stop its series of defeats on the previous match day. After three league games in a row, each with at least three goals conceded, Frank Schmidt’s team managed to break free with a 1-0 win against FC Schalke. With a win in Aue, Heidenheim would further consolidate their place in the middle of the table. However, Coach Schmidt warns of today’s opponent: “In the last two games you have seen that Aue knows how the 2. Bundesliga is going. We know that in Aue – especially in terms of intensity, duel behavior and emotions – a lot of work coming towards us. “
Despite four points from two games (1: 0 against Ingolstadt, 1: 1 in Hanover), the situation at Erzgebirge Aue is still precarious. “We are under pressure for weeks,” said Aue’s team boss Marc Hensel, referring to the table. The gap to the relegation place 16 is four points. With a win, the Saxons could move up to one point on SV Sandhausen. The hosts have to do without Clemens Fandrich in the relegation battle. The midfielder was banned for seven months due to an assault against an assistant referee in the home game against FC Ingolstadt.
Welcome to the 13th matchday in the 2nd Bundesliga! At 1.30 p.m., 1. FC Heidenheim will make a guest appearance at Erzgebirge Aue.