After the cup is before the league – and it’s going really well for Jahn. He is still in second place, and as a surprise team he still has his fingers in the middle of the promotion race. He was able to win three of the last five league matches, including the youngest two against Hannover 96 (3: 1) and at FC Ingolstadt 04 (3: 0). The only downer: In the cup, he was eliminated in the second round as close as possible – namely against Hansa Rostock (2-4 after penalties).
In Lower Saxony, who won in Düsseldorf for the last time in October 1992 and who have the second weakest offensive division in the 2nd Bundesliga with only nine goals scored, coach Jan Zimmermann makes two changes after the 1-1 home draw against FC Erzgebirge Aue . Instead of Börner (torn muscle fiber) and Maina (bank), Krajnc and Ernst begin.
From a tabular point of view, different worlds collide, although two former Bundesliga clubs face each other who not so long ago spent two seasons in the German upper house of football. The fourth has the bottom of the list as a guest. An impressive 16 points are between the two teams. While the Paderborners are at least temporarily in third place today, the Red Lantern will probably hang in Ingolstadt for a long time. For the residents of the Danube, the first thing is not to lose touch with the safe shore. Like the relegation place, this is already seven meters away.
On the side of the Rhinelander, who won the last league comparison with the Reds at the beginning of February in front of empty ranks with 3: 2 and only got five of their 15 points collected so far in their own stadium, coach Christian Preusser has compared to the 1: 2 away defeat made two personnel changes at FC Hansa Rostock. Klaus and Appelkamp push Piotrowski and Peterson to the bench.
Hannover 96 traveled to the state capital of North Rhine-Westphalia as a real basement child, after all, after yesterday’s success in Kiel, only the better goal difference separates the reds from relegation rank. In league operations, they have been waiting for a triple point win since mid-September, drawing only two points from the last five matches. Last Saturday, despite Kerk’s early goal (4th), Hannover only managed a 1-1 home draw against penultimate FC Erzgebirge Aue.
There have been two changes on the home side compared to last weekend. Instead of Marcel Mehlem (calf problems) and Kelvin Ofori (bench), Kai Pröger and Robin Yalcin slip into the Paderborn starting XI. In addition, Maximilian Thalhammer is likely to be out longer due to a shoulder injury. André Schubert makes three changes. Jonatan Kotzke, Maximilian Beister and the recovered captain Stefan Kutschke are allowed to play for Nils Röseler (not in the squad), Merlin Röhl and Fatih Kaya (both bank) from the start.
Fortuna Düsseldorf lacks constancy in the national football lower house to be able to participate in the upper table: The Flingerans are still waiting to win two matches in a row. Most recently, the 3-1 home win against Karlsruher SC was followed by a 2-1 defeat at promoted FC Hansa Rostock. In the Ostseestadion they were dominated almost consistently before the break, but after falling behind (20th) they were initially equalized by Narey’s goal (57th). However, they lost due to a hand penalty (73rd) caused by Sobottka.
The last meeting between Fortuna Düsseldorf and Hannover 96, who spent eight years together in the Bundesliga between 1966 and 2019, is only ten days in the past: In the second round of the DFB Cup, Lower Saxony beat them 3-0 Fortuna Düsseldorf through. The result sounds clearer than the actual course of the game, because after Kerk’s opening goal in the 30th minute, Beier only increased the result with a double in stoppage time.
Hello and welcome to the 2nd Bundesliga early on Saturday afternoon! Fortuna Düsseldorf will host Hannover 96 on matchday 13. Rhinelander and Lower Saxony will face each other from 1.30 p.m. on the lawn of the Merkur-Spiel-Arena.
Hello and welcome to the 13th matchday in the 2nd Bundesliga! In the new edition of the game in round two of the DFB Cup, FC Hansa Rostock will be playing at SSV Jahn Regensburg. Kick-off on the Danube is at 1:30 p.m.
Welcome to the 2nd Bundesliga! As part of the 13th match day, SC Paderborn and FC Ingolstadt will meet at 1:30 p.m.