Regensburg once again proved to be no pushover in the previous match when they managed to get a narrow 1:0 victory over favorited Hannover last Tuesday night. Many expected them to show a different and weaker performance, but it was actually Hannover that got limited when speaking about the real chances created.
Hosts didn’t need much in order to be threatening, as they scored the goal via penalty kick converted by Besuschkow late in the first halftime. Hannover was tried to react in the second and have kept the ball more in their possession, but they were actually the ones who were threatened as Regensburg missed some really good opportunities to double up the lead.
Overall, it was a quite satisfying performance as the hosts could have scored more and weren’t threatened much even when staying a bit passive on the field. They are now just two points behind playoff and third-placed Hamburger SV and won’t give up that easily on that battle even if many continue to underestimate them.
Albers and Gruttnes should lead the attack of the hosts. They might only miss doubtful offensive midfielder Stolze (18/4) and forward Wekesser (15/0).
Gr Furth completely dominated in their home clash against St Pauli on Tuesday night, celebrating a 3:0 victory. The ball possession between the opponents was shared equally, but it was Furth that have created way more. They exploited the poor defending of their visitors and could have scored even more.
Hrgota brought them into the lead int he 43rd minute after good first halftime for them, but they opted for a passive approach in the second. Despite a lot more of the ball possession fro the visitors, they were unable to create something meaningful and were punished with two more goals in their net in the last ten minutes of the game when they tried to risk more.
It was a positive performance from Furth, but it also must be said that St Pauli didn’t remind of a team worth 2. Bundesliga slot this season.
Visitors from furth miss suspended midfielder Green (14/4). Central back Mavraj (17/0) is doubtful coming off from the injury. Right-back Meyerhofer (11/0) won’t be involved either.
Jahn Regensburg has been winning at both half time and full time in their last 3 home matches.
Regensburg is having a really nice run in their home matches combined with the first part of the season and they look like a side that won’t drop many points in front of their own fans till the end.
Playing on the road is something that doesn’t suit to Furth for years and years now. They do play attractively but also leave too many gaps in the defense. Easy or difficult, it’s the hosts who should prevail.