Today’s guest is KSC, who is in ninth place in the middle of the table with 39 points. Karlsruher SC has not lost for three games and turned a deficit into a 4:2 home win in the goal spectacle against Arminia Bielefeld last matchday. In the season it is not about much for the Karlsruhe team, but KSC wants to present itself strongly again until the end of the season and at best to annoy a promotion aspirant tonight.
On the Rothosen side, who have only won one of the last seven competitive matches with the Braun-Weißen and who today with a three-pointer, in the best case scenario, are two points behind the leaders SV Darmstadt 98, who are required to play against Karlsruher SC, coach Tim Walter has compared to the 2-0 away defeat at 1. FC Kaiserslautern made three personnel changes. Heyer, Meffert and Dompé push Katterbach, Bénes and Suhonen onto the bench.
FC St. Pauli was unable to capitalize on the bankruptcy of their city rivals and, like before the last matchday, is six points behind the relegation place. After a historic winning streak of ten games, which catapulted the brown-whites from the deepest relegation swamp into a chasing role in the promotion race, they surprisingly had to admit defeat to relegation candidate Eintracht Braunschweig 2-1 in front of their home crowd on Sunday.
On the last match day, the table leaders had to put up with a slight damper in the fight for promotion. The lilies lost 1-0 away against the in-form Düsseldorf team and conceded their fourth defeat of the current second division season. In an even game, today’s home side lacked finish and so they had to admit defeat by Iyoha’s goal in the second half, despite a decent performance. Head coach Torsten Lieberknecht expects a reaction from his team tonight in order to maintain the four-point lead and the safe top of the table.
Hamburger SV gave up direct promotion to the Bundesliga again last Saturday, losing 2-0 at home to 1. FC Kaiserslautern and slipping down to third place in the table. Due to the lack of direct duels with the current top teams SV Darmstadt 98 and 1. FC Heidenheim 1846, he is dependent on slips of his competitors in the six-part final sprint in order to avoid the renewed unsafe detour via the relegation. On the other hand, HSV can make a preliminary decision in its favor this weekend.
Hello and a warm welcome from the Volksparkstadion! Hamburger SV and FC St. Pauli are contesting the city derby in the Elbe metropolis for the 109th time. Red pants and brown and white will face each other in Bahrenfeld from 6:30 p.m.
Hello and welcome to the 29th matchday in the 2nd Bundesliga. At the start of this weekend, table leaders SV Darmstadt welcome Karlsruher SC at Böllenfalltor tonight. The ball starts rolling at 6:30 p.m. The live ticker for this match starts right before the kick-off.