On Sunday (13:30KO CEST) VfL Bochum 1848 meet 1. FC Heidenheim in Heidenheim, BW. Frank Schmidt’s side is undefeated in four games and have established themselves in the top 6 of the table after a mixed start to the season. Here’s a look at FC Heidenheim:
FCH are currently in their sixth season in the Bundesliga leagues. After five years in 3.Liga, Frank Schmidt’s side were promoted as champions in 2014 and have remained an ever-present of the 2. Bundesliga since. What’s more, last season the club finished fifth- the best ever placing in the club’s history. At the moment, the side have managed to consolidate their position last year; they currently sit fifth with twelve points from 8 games.
Frank Schmidt is an institution of 1. FC Heidenheim. The coach has been in the dugout of his home club since 2007. Since then, the 45 year old has coached 440 competitive FCH matches and has secured an averaged of 1.6 points per game. Born in Heidenheim, he took the club from what was then the fourth division to the 2. Bundesliga. In 2014 he won the 3.Liga ahead of RB Leipzig and SV Darmstadt. “It’s a special place,” the coach said in a recent interview. After twelve years, he says he feels ‘no signs of wear and tear’.
“I am convince that we’ve been in all the games since the Nuremberg match,” Frank Schmidt said after the fifth matchday match against 1FCN. After 80 minutes the side from Brenz were 2-0 down before a late charge secured the draw, with strikes in the 82nd and 84th minutes. Since this turnaround, FCH have been in great form; two wins in a row against Holstein Kiel (3-0) and SV Darmstadt 98 (1-0) followed. Schmidt’s side remain undefeated in this period, after last week securing a 1-1 draw at Karlruher SC.