Match date: 19 Dec 2015
| Sport: Football
| Competition: Germany Football
| Stake: 6/10
| Pick: Over 2.5
| Match result:
0-3 - Won
After a run of really poor results in October, Heidenheim improved situation regarding their BUndesliga 2 status since the team won over Munich 1860 last weekend away from home 3:1. with this result they broke the streak of six matches without a victory in the league and have detached themselves further from the relegation battle. After eighteen rounds played, the team has six victories, six draws and same number of defeats, being eight points above the play-out placed Paderborn. Surely that the victory improved their morale, what was obvious in the next game they played on Tuesday evening in DFB Pokal game, walking away with a 2:0 victory over Aue and taking a ticket for quarter-finals of German Cup. In front of own fans, they have suffered three consecutive defeats and this game comes as almost a must win situation for them in order to improve the atmosphere further. Their coach Frank Schmidt can't count at central defenders Kevin Kraus (17/1) and Mathias Wittek (12/1), but also at right full back Ronny Philp (11/0) who is suspended and injured defensive midfielder Sebastian Griesbeck (16/1).
Nurnberg finally seems to be in a good form, as they come from a victory against Freiburg in previous round with a 2:1 result. Moreover, it was their fourth consecutive three pointer, as the team finally climbed up at the table and currently reside at third position, just five points below second placed team and direct qualification to Bundesliga. On the other side, their closest followers are tied up in points with them (St Pauli) and the team remains in must win situations in every single game. Their good run was somewhat interrupted on Wednesday evening when the team lost to Hertha Berlin in 1/8 finals of German Cup, but they can now solely focus on playing in the league. Away from their home they have 2-2-4 record so far, always trying to attack and play as offensive as possible with eighteen goals scored in these eight matches and seventeen conceded - they represent the most interesting away side for now in the season. Their coach Rene Weiler has no injury or suspension worries for this game.
Hosts have improved their form, but are still missing important defensive players. On the other side, Nurnberg is surely one of the strongest sides in the league and are aiming the promotion going for all three points here. Everything except plenty of goals here will be a surprise for me.