Werder looks to be in short form downgrade, from 3 games without won. Last lost with Hoffenheim 4:0 showed their current form. Today additionally cannot play: Augustinsson, Erras, Plogmann. From the other side Frankfurt is on the long winning path and last won 2:1 with Bayern gave them only more power. Today without any weaknesses they would like to continue winning journey and jump to 3rd table place.
Hoffenheim 3 days ago were playing with Molde in Europe League ended 3:3. In this gem they will meet with solid opponent Werder Bremen. Both teams in table have 23 points, but couple of previous matches caused hosts heavy injures. During the game with Molde and Borusia couple of main players were injured, so in total now list of sidelined players is really long: Akpoguma, Bicakcic, Geiger, Kramaric, Nordtveit, Posch, Sessegnon, Skov, Vogt
Frankfurt is fighting for 4th place into Bundesliga which let them play into Champions League. There is huge pressure in top 4 so each point is really important. Today into full strength they will meet opponent with a lot of players sidelined: Andersson, Bornauw, Hector, Jakobs, Kainz, Wolf.
Leipzig is feeling really good, winning 2 previous meetings, without any weaknesses Today. Schalke is under pressure, and in deep form-downgrade, additionally a lot of players are sidelined, so coach cannot rotate squad even into Cups. Today into host team cannot play: Bentaleb, Bozdogan, Huntelaar, Ludewig, Paciencia, Ronnow, Sane, Serdar, Skrzybski
Bochum cannot lose points Today to keep short distance to 1st into table Hamburger. They are in form, without any weaknesses. In this match they will meet Sandhausen which is still looking for good form, Coach is rotating the squad. Will not play Today; Zenga, Nartey, Scheu, Biada, Contento, Bouhaddouz and we will see new keeper Kapino:
Hamburger is in really good shape fighting for promotion to 1 Bundesliga. They are without lost from 6 games and if Today they take 3 points, finally will have 4 points differences to second – Bochum. From the other hand hosts in poor shape, only draw in previous meeting with red lantern – Wurzburger Kickers. Also in that game they received 2 red cards for striker Schowenk and defender Wydra.
Arminia is looking better, last game won with Herta 1:0. Despite of missing 2 players (Niemann, Voglsammer), they should overcome and as a minimum will not lose with weakened Hoffenheim. Hosts will play without couple of important players: Akpoguma, Baumgartner, Bicakcic, Geiger, Grillitsch, Hubner, Kaderabek, Skov, Stafylidis. Additionally into last 2 matches they looked really poor – lost with Schelke 4:0 and Frierburg 1:3.
Sandhausen started this year really poor after lost with Hannover 0:4. Coach Schiele said on the pre-match conference, that there is no ambitions into team, determination and engagement what caused the team lost. Coach expectation is to switch team behavior, but the problems looks to be in trainer itself and his replacement can change something. Into upcoming game with Heidenheim we won’t see defender Diego Contento, midfielder Linsmayer, and midfielder Nartey is questionable. Heidenheim in form, first match this year won with Nurnberg 2:0.
Kickers Coach – Trares almost was crying on the pre-match conference due to squad situation and coronavirus situation. He has 11 available players who will play Today, there is no choice at all who will play. After match squad analysis we can forget about team spirit, realization trainer tactic ideas. Hosts without any problems, after last won match 4:0 arte playing really well.
Vice-leader second Bundesliga Greuther Furth will meet 14 in the table Darmstadt. Furth in good shape, last game won with 13 in table Sandhausen 0:3. On the pre-match conference guest coach Anfang was complaining to squad situation. After last match after red card cannot play Today defender Hermann, also from the defense line sidelined are Rapp and Bader, midfielders: Palsson, Schnellhardt, probably out is Mehlem.