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Dusseldorf has also been unbeaten for several games. Head coach Daniel Thioune’s team has three wins and two draws in their last five games. Among other things, Fortuna won against Braunschweig (3:1), Regensburg (1:0) and Hansa Rostock (5:2). There was a draw against the aspirants Heidenheim (1:1) and Hamburg (2:2). The Rhinelanders are in sixth place with 43 points and could move up to fifth place with a win.
In the first leg, the lilies prevailed 2-1 in Paderborn. After Leipertz gave the SCP an early lead, Pieringer missed a penalty a few minutes later and thus missed the huge chance to make it 2-0. Within a quarter of an hour, the Darmstadt team turned the game around in the first half and deservedly won in the end.
Compared to the respective defeat in the previous week, both coaches make three changes. Dumic, Mehlem and Okoroji are new at Sandhausen, replacing Höhn and the Kinsombi brothers. On the Fürth side, regular keeper Linde returns to the starting XI. John, on the other hand, drops out and is replaced by Jung, who is returning. In addition, Raschl gets a break, Ache is there for him.
Despite the regional proximity on the Baltic Sea, both teams have only met twelve times. The first duels in league operations took place in 2013 in the 3rd division. They met three times in the 2nd Bundesliga. In these duels, the Rostockers are unbeaten due to two wins last season and the draw in the first leg. Overall, the record is completely balanced with four wins and four draws.
Compared to the game against Fürth, there are two changes in the first eleven for the guests from East Westphalia. Maximilian Rohr and Robert Leipertz replace Kai Klefisch and Dennis Srbeny.
Bielefeld is unbeaten in the 2nd Bundesliga for four games. Uwe Koschinat took over the team three games ago. A 3-3 draw against Eintracht Braunschweig was followed by a 3-1 win against leaders SV Darmstadt 98. Then there was a 2-2 draw against 1. FC Nürnberg and finally the team of head coach Uwe Koschinat narrowly won 3:2 against Holstein Kiel. This puts the East Westphalians just above the line with 28 points. Arminia has a three-point lead over a direct relegation zone and two points over the relegation zone.
This is one of the reasons why the Hanseatic League parted ways with their coach before the international break. Alois Schwartz is now sitting in the coach’s chair. However, his debut at 1. FC Magdeburg was clearly lost 0:3.
Today’s opponent, Spielvereinigung Greuther Fürth, is nine points ahead of SV Sandhausen. However, the cloverleaf is only four points ahead of the relegation place and has therefore arrived where you certainly did not want to go before the season: in the relegation battle! The main reason for this is the inconsistency of the results. Too often, successful performances are followed by weaker performances. The team only managed to win more than one game in a row once, when they had three 1-0 wins in a row in late autumn.
A quick look at the staff: Compared to the victory in Nuremberg, the home side only made one change in the starting XI. Braydon Manu replaces Fabian Holland, who has been suspended.
Fortuna head coach Daniel Thioune also changed his starting lineup three times after the 2-2 draw against Hamburg. For de Wijs (bank), Sobottka (ill, not in the squad) and Hennings (suspended, not in the squad), Hoffmann, Oberdorf and Kownacki slip into the starting eleven.
SC Paderborn recently ended a negative series of four games without a win with a three-pointer against Greuther Fürth. After Schallenberg, Muslija and Conteh were temporarily 3-0 up, things got tight again at the end. The Fürth team scored two goals within the last ten minutes, but in the end the East Westphalians brought the victory home. Lukas Kwasniok’s team is currently fifth with 43 points.
With this season, SV Sandhausen is a second division team for the eleventh year in a row. A few weeks before the end of the season, however, the hosts have to fight to remain one. With 21 points, the SVS is in last place in the table and is in great danger of relegation. Two good performances at the beginning of March didn’t change that, when you got two draws against Lautern and Kiel. Victories will help the home side, but they have not been able to achieve this feat since the 18th matchday. But today it should finally work again with a threesome.
The negative series in Rostock is even more dramatic: the frustration with no win has lasted for six games, although a point could only be collected in the 1-1 draw in Hanover three games ago.
Arminia head coach Uwe Koschinat rotates his starting XI to two positions after the 3-2 win against Holstein Kiel. Andrade and Serra have replaced Rzatkowski (bench) and Okugawa (ankle problems, not in the squad) from the start.
The fact that the storks have to look down at all is due to the weak series: Marcel Rapp’s team has been without a win for five league games. Last weekend there was a 2:3 against Hansa’s relegation competitor Arminia Bielefeld. If you lose today, you would be a maximum of six points away from the relegation place.
Hansa Rostock is in penultimate place. The relegation place is one point away, the saving 15th place is three points away. Kiel, on the other hand, is in ninth place and could finally swim free with a win.
After two interim defeats against Heidenheim and Bielefeld, SV Darmstadt seems to have recovered. Most recently there were seven points from three games. Torsten Lieberknecht’s team beat 1. FC Nürnberg 1-0 on the last day of the game and thus consolidated their lead in the table for the time being.
Hello and welcome to the 27th matchday of the 2nd Bundesliga. There are a few more games on the program for this Sunday. Among other things, SV Sandhausen welcomes SpVgg Greuther Fürth. Kick-off is at 1:30 p.m.!
The referee of the game is called Tobias Stieler. His assistants on the sidelines are Christian Gittelmann and Konrad Oldhafer. Michael Bacher is sitting in the VAR basement.
Let’s look at the staff: At Magdeburg, the injured Kath, Halbouni, Schuler, Müller, Castaignos, Rieckmann and Franzke are missing. Regensburg has to do without the suspended Owusu. Schönfelder is also missing due to injury. Captain Gimber, on the other hand, returns to the team after serving a yellow card suspension.
“A team that has really caught itself, that plays from a compact defence, that usually allows very little, you attack in the middle zone, then really go forward with the strong players who have it in their ranks more and more and then also tries to get through the combination game in addition to the switching game,” says FCM head coach Titz before the game about today’s opponent.
With a win, FC Magdeburg wants to further extend the lead over the relegation zone. Last weekend, the guests celebrated an important 3-0 win against Hansa Rostock. As a result, the FCM was able to extend the lead over Regensburg by five points.
“It’s not an easy task. We have to have a lot of patience and balance against the ball and our phases with the ball. It’s an important game for both of us, but neither of the two teams is saved after that,” says Jahn coach Selimbegovic before the lot.
SSV Jahn Regensburg wants to collect urgently needed counters for staying up in the league. Before today’s game, the Oberpfalzer, who are threatened with relegation, are in 16th place in the table. Recently, the form curve has been pointing upwards: The Red and Whites have taken a total of six points from the last three games. On the last matchday, however, Regensburg narrowly lost 1-0 to FC St. Pauli.
Hello and welcome to the live ticker of the encounter between Hansa Rostock and Holstein Kiel. In the 2nd Bundesliga, the game will kick off at 1:30 p.m. on Easter Sunday.
Hello and welcome to the Merck Stadium at the Böllenfalltor for the 27th matchday of the 2nd Bundesliga and the match between Darmstadt 98 and SC Paderborn. It starts at 1:30 p.m.!
Hello and welcome to the 27th matchday of the 2nd Bundesliga! Today, Easter Sunday, SSV Jahn Regensburg welcomes 1. FC Magdeburg. The game in the Jahnstadion in Regensburg kicks off at 1:30 p.m.
Welcome to the Sunday games of the 27th matchday in the 2022/23 season. At 1.30 p.m. Arminia Bielefeld welcomes Fortuna Düsseldorf. Referee Florian Heft directs the game.