The 12th matchday of the 3rd league opens with the pursuit duel between Berlin and Osnabrück. Primus Magdeburg checks the form-strong Meppen. Is the FCK celebrating its fourth victory in a row and continuing to climb?
Christoph Menz is expecting Osnabrück with Viktoria Berlin and Rico Schmitt with Meppen Magdeburg.
Viktoria probably without Cigerci – VfL want to end the series of defeats
Both Viktoria Berlin and VfL Osnabrück could not win the last three league games before the international break. While the capital city still got one point in Munich, Osnabrück even went as a loser three times in a row. To end this series, VfL coach Daniel Scherning left before Friday evening game (7 p.m.) practice switching game and goal scoring more intensively in Berlin – does it help? In any case, Viktoria wants (at least temporarily) to jump on a promotion spot, but will probably have to do without top scorer Cigerci (foot injury).
Magdeburg in Meppen – Mannheim’s personnel worries
Establishing in the top group is the goal of several clubs, above all from the front runner Magdeburg. The citizens of the Elbe must be on Saturday (2 p.m.) to form SV Meppen, who has been unbeaten in three games and even won twice before the international break. Borussia Dortmund II, which wants to hold at least second place and is now looking forward to the game in Braunschweig, and Waldhof Mannheim also went into the international break with wins.
The people of the Electoral Palatinate, however, are plagued by major staff concerns. Due to several positive corona cases, only eleven field players were in training during the week, and coach Patrick Glöckner also had to remain in domestic isolation. It is unclear whether Mannheim can fill the squad up to the game at the troubled TSV 1860 Munich (six games without a win, even if only one defeat).
Returnees raise hopes
However, there are returnees at 1. FC Kaiserslautern, which wants to continue climbing the table after three wins in a row with a three-point against Freiburg II, at 1. FC Saarbrücken (in Halle) and at MSV Duisburg (with interim coach Uwe Schubert in Zwickau) . While Lautern’s new defender Hippe is approaching the squad after recovering from a foot injury, FCS defensive man Erdmann is eligible to play again after suspended suspension. Duisburg’s hopes rest on offensive man Bouhaddouz (back after torn hamstring).
Wiesbaden looks up – crisis duel in black debut
SV Wehen Wiesbaden is looking upwards. The Hessians appear on Sunday (1 p.m.) at Türkgücü Munich. Depending on the results of the competition, the SVWW could even conquer a promotion place. Later on Sunday (2 p.m.) there is a crisis duel between the penultimate Würzburg, who arrives with Danny Schwarz as the new coach, and the third from last Viktoria Köln.
The game day ends on Monday (7 p.m.) the game between SC Verl and bottom light TSV Havelse.