Germany, 3. Liga
Fortuna Köln vs. Hansa RostockHosts are a new promoted team without experience. They started with a negative series of six lost matches in their first eight games. They lost even five matches in a row after winning their last two matches without conceding, but against weak opponents. They lost three of their four home matches this season and lose even four matches this season without scoring. Additionaly at the moment they have one of the best defensive lines and are now 200 minutes without conceding.
For todays match striker T.-J. Kialka is out after a knee injury against Borussia Dortmund II. S. Zinke is back in training after a three month injury, but the match tomorrow is even too early. Still out are Bender, Flottmann and Yilmaz.
Hansa get a big boost after winning their first match with 4-2 at home this year on last matchday against Bielefeld. Last homewin was dated on the 14th of december 2013. Guests are solid on awayground gaining seven points out of five matches. New signing M. Ziemer (former Saarbrücken player) is on fire and scored already five goals. Coach P. Vollmann is playing with an experienced defensive line and set on a young offense with a lot of creativity. Only missing for guests will be S. Ruprecht 'cause of suspension.
I see good value on guests here. Yes, the hosts won their last two matches, but their opponents will play against relegation this year I think. On the other hand we have Hansa which get an extreme boost on last matchday and I believe that this was a turnover point. The team from Rostock has a good individual class and should be favourites against the new promoted Fortuna from Köln.
Pick: Hansa Rostock