Match Time: 6/28/2020 21:30 Sunday (GMT+8)
Greuther Furth will get central defender Mergim Mavraj back from a one-match suspension that saw him miss his team’s 2-2 at Bochum. Starting goalkeeper Sascha Burchert missed the match with back issues, and Nunoo Sarpei was left out due to knee issues.
Midfielder Mark Lorenz saw his fifth yellow card of the season during Karlsruher’s 3-3 with Bielefeld and will be suspended for Sunday’s season finale. Attacking player Anis Ben-Hatira left the first half of the match with an injury.
Injured/unavailable: Maximilian Bauer (knee), Nunoo Sarpei (knee), Sascha Burchert (back)
Doubtful: Anis Ben-Hatira (unspecified)
Injured/unavailable: Kyoung-rok Choi (knee), Burak Camoglu (appendix surgery)
MAIN PREDICTION: AWAY WIN
Greuther Furth took an early lead and scored a late equalizer in their 2-2 draw with Bochum last Sunday. The two clubs put on an energetic match with intense duels and several thrilling goal-scoring opportunities on either end of the pitch. Stefan Leitl’s club outshot their hosts, but were somewhat fortunate to be able to take advantage of a defensive error to grab the 2-2 in the 79th minute after Bochum had taken control of the match.
Despite a three-goal deficit just 20 minutes into their Sunday match with Bielefeld, Karlsuher earned a point through a 3-3 draw thanks to Philipp Hofmann’s hat trick. With the point and their superior goal-differential over the two clubs, Karlsruher is practically safe from automatic relegation and have a shot at avoiding the relegation-playoff with a win Sunday.
Greuther Furth will face a desperate Karlsruher side Sunday, with no chance at matching the intensity of a team fighting for its survival. Greuther Furth also has been outscored 4-1 in their last three home matches. Though Karlsruher has just one point from their last four away matches, take them to get their much-needed win here.
SECOND PREDICTION: HILO - LOW
Greuther Furth have just one goal from their last three at home. Karlsruher have scored just three goals in their last four away matches.
Greuther Furth took a 5-1 win away from their December visit to Karlsruher. The visiting team has won each of the last three matches in the series.SC, away side may win