Ingolstadt hosts Nurnberg

Ingolstadt hosts Nurnberg in a game from the first round of the DFB Pokal on Friday. Let’s discuss this clash at the Audi-Sportpark in our predictions football 1×2 for today.

The hosts are currently participating in the German 3. Liga. Last season they were part of the 2. Bundesliga, but they lost their place in the league and got relegated. This led to a managerial change at the club, so this season Ingolstadt are going to be managed by the Dutch tactician Jeff Saibene.

At the transfer market the club didn’t do a lot. Uerdingen’s right winger Maximilian Beister was signed for a small fee, while Maximilian Wolfram, Michael Heinloth and Caniggia Elva signed with the club with free transfers. In the same time the club said goodbye to the Brazilian left back Paulo Otavio, who will play in the Bundesliga with Wolfsburg’s shirt. The midfielder Sonny Kittel also left the team and signed with Hamburger SV.

Nurnberg also got relegated last season, but from the Bundesliga to 2. Bundesliga. They also have a new head coach. This is the Austrian manager Damir Canadi. He has just one goal in front of him – to win promotion and return the team to the Bundesliga.

In order to boost their chances to return to the elite, Nurnberg made some strong deals on the market. The club signed the Austrian striker Nikola Dovedan from Heidenheim, while the Portuguese winger Iuri Medeiros was signed from the Lisboa giants Sporting CP. Hoffenheim’s Robin Hack, RB Salzburg’s Asger Sorensen and Freiburg’s Fabian Schleusener also signed with Nurnberg.

These are our predictions football 1×2 for today for the DFB Pokal fixture between Ingolstadt and Nurnberg from the first round of the competition. The visitors are the favourites here, but all kind of surprises happen in tournaments like this. Be careful with this one.