On Saturday (14:00, live on TV and live on NDR.de), 13,291 spectators will enter the Mepperner Hänsch Arena hoping for at least an interesting Lower Saxony derby. Because, probably, he will not be rich in goals when you look at the history. The last three matches have all been won by VfL 1-0, Meppener has not scored an own goal in four derbies.
We are without a win since August
And that’s not the only dry weather in Emsland right now. In the league, SVM had been waiting for a win since August, but in the recent 0-0 win against Rot-Weiss Essen, Meppen’s team came across as combative and convincing.
In terms of the game, the home team is missed at every turn by the injured Luka Tankulic. “If we miss such good people for a long time, it is not surprising that it can be a difficult season,” said coach Stefan Kremer. And added belligerently. “We still have enough games and eventually we will have enough points to avoid relegation.”
The win against Werle is a boost for Osnabrück
Lila-Weißen go into the derby with a better feeling thanks to the win against Verl, even if the game almost ended with the game being abandoned due to a trophy thrown by VfL fans. In the end, things calmed down, VfL got three points and coach Tobias Schweinsteiger wants to keep an eye on his team. “We want a second consecutive victory in Meppen. our development.”
Schweinsteiger. “Knowledge of the importance of the game”.
Schweinsteiger is also aware of how explosive the game was. “We know how important the game is, we will grit our teeth and give everything again,” said Osnabrück’s coach. The purple and whites want to end a very mixed first half of the season so that they too can take a breather in the fight for relegation and give their fans a gift. “We want to give something back to the fans because they have given us outstanding support since the start of the season,” Schweinsteiger said.
To us. Domaszke – Fedl, Kraulic, Dombrovka – Pepic, Piosek – Balmert, Vogt, Risch – Fassbender, Pourier
Osnabrück. Adamczyk – Traore, Gyamfi, Beerman, Kleinhansl – Koehler, Chatto, Tesche – Engelhardt, Simakala – Haider