It’s about to start at the Bremen bridge! Who will win the duel between the two second division relegated?
Despite the high corona numbers, 500 spectators are allowed to sit in the arena again today, and all of these seats will be occupied immediately.
Pleasing from a Waldhof point of view: Yesterday, Monday, captain Marcel Seegert extended his contract, which is due to expire in the summer. As usual, the club did not provide any information about the duration of the contract.
On the other hand, a very worrying trend among the Würzburg team is the great susceptibility to late goals: in three of the past four games alone, the Kickers conceded a goal in the final minutes and were able to snatch a total of five points against Zwickau, Verl and most recently Mannheim. With these five points more on the account, the FWK would now be above the line…
In the first leg there was a bitter 3-0 defeat for the SC, this time the Breisgauer obviously want to do better. However, the preparation for the game was a bit more complicated, as Stamm revealed. The handwriting of Türkgücü’s new coach is still secret, so he “doesn’t yet know exactly what to expect”.
His opponent Thomas Stamm made three changes to his starting eleven compared to last Friday’s 1-1 draw against second-team Borussia Dortmund. For Schmidt (bank), Wagner (suspended) and Burkart (not in the squad), Sildillia and Weißhaupt, who also belong to the professional squad, start today, and Kehl also slips in. Also worth mentioning is the squad comeback of striker Vincent Vermeij. The attacker is back in the squad for the first time after surviving the corona infection.
Rather unintentionally, the Würzburger Kickers have now also settled down in the table basement of the 3rd division. The Kickers are still on the verge of being fourth in the table and have been waiting for a win for eight games and almost three months. In the last home game against Waldhof Mannheim, the Kickers sniffed at a point win for a long time, but lost again in the end after conceding a last-minute goal in the 90th minute. FWK coach Danny Schwarz still sees a positive trend: “The development is clearly going in the right direction,” said the Würzburg head coach after the 1:2. “The boys play decent football.”
The guests had to get through a very difficult phase recently. After three defeats in a row, the hoped-for liberation came at the weekend. After a furious second half, it was 5:2 in the home game against Verl. Coach Olaf Janßen had to follow the game from the stands due to a yellow-red card, but is back on the sidelines today. He only makes one change to his starting lineup compared to the home win against Verl, Patrick Sontheimer replaces Maximilian Rossmann in central defence.
In addition to the positive start on the pitch, VfL also had success on the transfer market this week: Fourth division striker Emeka Oduah is coming to Osnabrück from Union Fürstenwalde and should make VfL more dangerous in the future. With eight goals in 20 regional league games, the 19-year-old aroused the desires of higher-class clubs and decided to move to Bremer Brücke. “I think I’ll settle in quickly,” said Oduah in his first interview with VfL. Today, however, Odouah is not in the squad of the purple and white.
Waldhof was only able to win 2-1 in Würzburg on the last matchday with a last-minute goal. Coach Glöckler makes three changes: Rossipal, Sommer and Lebeau start for Donkor (bank), Verlaat and Schnatterer (both are missing with a yellow card suspension).
After a long wait, Andreas Heraf is finally about to make his debut as Türkgücü’s new coach after the city duel against 1860 Munich fell victim to a corona outbreak at the Löwen and the start of the year against Halle also had to be canceled beforehand. Compared to the last competitive game before the winter break, he changes four times. Maier, Gorzel, Scepanik and today’s captain Sorge are new to the team.
SV Waldhof Mannheim is the favorite in this game. In fourth place, coach Patrick Glöckner’s team is currently only two points behind second in the table. Viktoria Köln, on the other hand, is in the middle of the table, but the lead over 17th place is currently only four points.
In the table, SC Freiburg’s second team is in eleventh place in midfield, six points ahead of the first relegation zone (17th) – which Türkgücü occupies. However, Munich have also played two games less, so the duel has an enormously trend-setting character.
The start of the 2022 football year was a success for VfL Osnabrück: The Lila-Weißen initially defeated 1. FC Saarbrücken and then fought their way to a 0-0 draw at SV Wehen Wiesbaden. The third sense of achievement should now follow against the Würzburg Kickers: “We want to win the last four points,” said VfL coach Daniel Scherning. “We go into the game with a lot of confidence and want to win.”
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