Wehen Wiesbaden vs SV Sandhausen preview: another relegation six-pointer
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Two sides who did not impress last weekend come together in one of the first games of the first 'Englische Woche' on Tuesday.

The hosts Wehen Wiesbaden fell 1-0 to fourth-placed Heidenheim on Friday evening, failing to score, having five shots and only single shot that hit the target. They also struggled for possession, only having 39%. However, they were victorious against high-flyers VfB Stuttgart in the first game after the league resumed, winning with a controversial penalty in the seventh minute of extra-time.

SV Sandhausen, who travel to Hessen, have struggled since the league returned, as well as before it. They drew against Jahn Regensburg last weekend as well as losing against Erzgebirge Aue in the first weekend since the league returned. They have not won a game in their past eight matches and have struggled to score goals.

Team news

Sascha Mockenhaupt and Benedikt Röcker are both suspended and will miss the game for Wehen Wiesbaden while Patrick Schönfeld is also out through injury.

Dennis Diekmeier is currently suspended and will be unavailable for SV Sandhausen on Tuesday evening. Erik Zenga and Markus Karl both have ACL injuries and will definitely not be able to play. Mario Engels and Aziz Bouhaddouz both have minor injuries but may be back for the match.

Form guide

Wiesbaden: DLDDLL

Sandhausen: LWWLDL

Predicted lineups

Wiesbaden: Lindner; Franke, Dams, Lorch; Aigner, Mrowca, Chato, Schwede, Dittgen; Kyereh; Schaffler

Sandhausen: Fraisl; Klingmann, Zhirov, Nauber, Paqarada; Linsmayer, Kister, Taffertshofer; Scheu, Behrens, Biada

Ones to watch

Manuel Schäffler will be the main player to keep your eyes on from Wehen Wiesbaden. Out of only 33 goals that the Hessich hosts have scored this season, Schäffler has netted 16 of those and assisted another one - a 52% goal contribution

29-year-old centre-forward Kevin Behrens has been one of the key players in Sanhausen's team this season, spearheading the attack. He has scored eleven and assisted two this season, five more goals than the next-highest scorer.

Match prediction

Wehen Wiesbaden 2-1 SV Sandhausen

Both sides have not impressed in their recent games although Wiesbaden have been in the better run of form, especially in their game against VfB Stuttgart.

The last time that the two met in the league resulted in a 0-0 draw with a red-card for Sandhuasen, although it may be different in Tuesday's game.

Sandhausen struggled in their previous game against Jahn Regensburg, failing to score, and may carry that form into their crucial game against Wiesbaden.

Whatever the score, the result of the game will be very important for either sides' aim to stay in the Bundesliga.