Match Time: 6/28/2020 21:30 Sunday (GMT+8)
Left back Chris Lowe was shown a red card in Dresden’s 1-0 win at Sandhausen and will be suspended for Sunday’s season finale. Dresden will get central defender Jannik Muller and defensive midfielder Ondrej Petrak back from suspension.
Osnabruck secured their spot in next season’s 2. Bundesliga with a 4-1 win over Holstein Kiel. Osnabruck is the first of the three squads promoted from 3. Liga last year to secure safety.
Suspended: Chris Lowe
Injured/unavailable: Dzenis Burnic (ankle), Justin Lowe (unspecified)
Injured/unavailable: Thomas Konrad (muscle issue), Simon Haubrock (muscle issue), Joost van Aken (ligament)
MAIN PREDICTION: HOME WIN
A 90th-minute goal lifted Dresden to a 1-0 win at Sandhausen Sunday. Markus Kauczinski’s weary squad, playing their third road match in six days, was unable to enjoy the thrilling victory as results elsewhere left Dresden with virtually no chance to reach the relegation-playoff spot for a chance to avoid the drop to 3. Liga. Dresden is three points away from Karlsruher in 16th, but face a 14-goal deficit in goal-differential.
Osnabruck posted a 4-1 win over visiting Holstein Kiel to secure a second season in the second division. The early goal allowed Daniel Thioune’s squad to take a cautious approach throughout the match which was never really in doubt. The three points from their home finale, paired with Karlsruher’s draw, means last year’s 3. Liga champions can finish no worse than 15th and will play again in the second division next season.
Dresden’s chances at moving up to the relegation-playoff are fully theoretical, and Osnabruck has achieved their main goal for the season. Take the home side to finish strong as they prepare for the descent to the third division.
SECOND PREDICTION: HILO - LOW
Based solely on the fact that neither team has anything to play for, expect much of this match to be played in midfield.
Osnabruck beat Dresden 3-0 in last December in the 2. Bundesliga meeting between the clubs.