With a very strong staff team is Borussia Dortmund 2 yesterday in the Palatinate started: In the summit against the secondary formation of the 1st FC Kaiserslautern (today, 14.00 clock in Pirmasens) Marcel Schmelzer also wants to help lead the table in the Regionalliga West to defend.
"A fine gesture by Jürgen Klopp," rejoiced coach Theo Schneider colleague is not necessarily about the expected termination of the freshly baked 21-U National Team player. Schmelzer, the left position in the four-string defense, where David Vrzogic after his long injury break has not yet returned to his old form could build.
While Yasin Öztekin Christopher Kullmann and again two more players from the advanced professional cadres are set, decides on the use of an ankle injury laborierenden Damir Vrancic only in a final test on the spot. Schneider assessed the chances of 60:40.
The second representations from Dortmund and Kaiserslautern since the start of the season are the dominant teams in the Regionalliga West. A direct comparison of the two top teams speaks a lot for Borussia, as the following facts show:
Annual Spring Round: There is the BVB with six victories and one draw and one defeat league-leader. Kaiserslautern won eight games after the winter break only two to three a draw and three defeats.
Current Form: The Borussia won the last three games (4:2 against Schalke, 1:2 in Lotte, 0-0 against Leverkusen) four points, Kaiserslautern (1:2 in Oggersheim, against Elversberg 1:1, 1:5 in Leverkusen) is only one.
Strengths: Kaiserslautern is in the defense no longer saddle as firmly as in the Hinrunde, but has only 29 goals against collects (in the league so that comparison Fifth). The BVB is against it with 64 goals scored by far taken the first team of the Regionalliga West. The clear advantage for Borussia in the goal difference (+27 to +7).
The pitchers: Dortmunds Christopher Kullmann lies with 16 hits (for 22 inserts) in the scorer list after eating Sascha Mölders (22) ranked second. Kaiserslauterns best shooter, Sebastian Stachnik, has eleven goals to his account. Alper Akçam (nine, including five penalties) is ahead of the Borussen Yasin Öztekin, Damir Vrancic (both 7) and Sebastian Tyrala (6).
Heim-/Auswärtsbilanz: Lautern is at home still unbeaten this season (seven wins, five draws). The BVB runs away with a positive balance sheet after Pirmasens, but in the stranger already lost five times (at six wins and two draw).
The first leg: Kaiserslautern trumps on 28 October in the Red Earth in size and won under floodlights fully deserved 2-1. Goals: Sebastian Stachnik (1) and Sebastian Reinert (63). Sebastian Hille had in the 15th Minutes offset. Daniel saw Gordon in the 73rd Minute red card. The estimated breakdown Foch - cooking, large Kreutz, Gordon, Schmelzer - Hillenbrand, Vrancic (Hille), Tyrala, Öztekin - Ginczek, Kullmann.
Info: Beware of counter Theo Schneider expects a more defensive today set Lauterer team: "They are very compact rear, but with counter and head balls in our penalty area, we must be careful hell." At two points ahead Schneider sees his team in better position: "We could also live with a point, therefore, need not be worse and spoilage storm."