VBL: Werder wants to use sharpness
The duel in the upcoming play-offs would have visited the SV Werder Bremen, the direct leap into the final of the VBL Club Championship was finally close to the two-time German club champion.
- St. Pauli as shock of the top teams
- Hoffenheim with tailwind against Cologne
- Package champion in the favorite role
Only on the last major round matchday was the team of Michael ‘Megabit’ Bittner surprisingly displaced from the top of the North-West Division, against the 1st FC Nuremberg, this shooter should now be bubbled.
On Tuesday evening it comes from 20 clock to the duel of both teams. Nuremberg certainly also wanted a lighter opponent. But the francs also crashed on the last matchday and closed the main round in the south-east division as a sixth.
St. Pauli as shock of the top teams
The play-offs will be opened on Tuesday from 6 pm with the duel between FC St. Pauli and the FC Augsburg. Until the end, St. Pauli had to be asked for the play-off participation in the previous week, a 7-1 against Bochum then even spent four place.
Previously, the Hanseaten had proven several times as a unpleasant opponent for top teams, among others, there were victories against Hamburg (6: 3), Cologne (9: 0), Hannover (6: 3) and Bremen (7: 1).
Augsburg, on the other hand, put a steep climb after a moderate start of the season, the Yannic ‘Yannic0109’ Bederke & Co. led in the meantime even in second place. Only in the last few weeks did the team went something the air, from the youngest seven duels there was only a victory.
Hoffenheim with tailwind against Cologne
In the strong constitution, on the other hand, the TSG Hoffenheim, which lost only one of their recent 13 encounters, has been presenting itself for weeks and therefore may now make legitimate hopes for the final. On Wednesday, Lukas ‘Lukas_1004’ Seiler and Fabrice ‘Whiteezz05’ white from 6 pm on the 1st FC Cologne.
And the dress rehearsal was promising: with the victories against Ingolstadt (6: 3) and Nuremberg (9: 0), the TSG underlined the outstanding form in the previous week. Cologne, on the other hand, had written a loop course in the second half with placements between nine and three, 6: 3 against Hamburg finally made the leap into the play-offs.
Package champion in the favorite role
The fourth and last outstanding final ticket finally make the defending champion 1. FC Heidenheim 1846 and Hannover 96 among themselves on Wednesday from 20 clock and Hannover 96 – and the signs could hardly be.
While defending champion Heidenheim increased from week to week and climbed in the course of the second half of the South-East Division, the form curve of the Lower Saxony took the completely opposite direction.
The team around Riad ‘H96_riad’ Fazlija, who had been chosen by the community to the “top-performer of the first round”, dominated the first half of the season, but then experienced a dramatic crash, at the end of which even the play-off participation had to be serrated. From the past twelve duels Hannover only got a victory.
Already in the finals are the first and second places of the two seasons: the FC Ingolstadt 04 and RB Leipzig from the South East Division as well as Hansa Rostock and the Hamburg SV from the North-West Division.