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.
After good show in Champions League where Borusia won with Shakhtar 4:0, now hosts are focused on national league. In front of them Today there is weakened Schalke already in form crisis, without won from couple of games. Also Today guests will play without: Bentaleb N, Fahrmann R. Harit A, Matondo R, Oczipka B, Paciencia G. Sane S, Schopf A. Long sidelined list is good change for hosts to jump in 6th place into table.
In-form Berlin after last draw with Borusia Monchengladbach without any injures Today will faceout against Mainz. In the other shape team from Mainz. New coach Jan-Moritz Lichte has great headache to set right defense lines. 3 main defenders are off Ridle Baku switched to Wolsfsburg, Moussa Niakhaté – suspended. Additional some of players are on quarantine and injured: Bell, Ujah, Fernandes, Ji Dong-Won, Szalai.