Braunschweig vs Dresden by Gustav
Braunschweig didn't look that fresh and weren't that active away from home on Wednesday evening when the team visited Greuther Furth and actually were quite lucky to avoid defeat. The game itself wasn't that interesting, but there is no doubt that the hosts did more overall on the field.
They had more of ball possession, but also created more concrete chances, while they even missed a penalty kick during the first halftime. With this draw, the side broke a mini run of three victories now, as they previously won over Dusseldorf, Heidenheim and Kaiserslautern, still being at third position with the same number of points as fourth placed Union Berlin. In case of a victory here, they will be sharing the first position together with Stuttgart so there's no doubt that a three pointer is their goal here.
Central defender Marcel Correia (15/0) is injured, while defensive midfielder Quirin Moll (25/0) won't be playing due suspension.
Dynamo Dresden, on the other side, managed to take the narrow victory in front of own fans against Heidenheim last Wednesday evening with a 2:1 result. However the victory was everything but an easy one, since the guests took the lead first in 49th minute via Griesbeck.
Must be said that the home team actually was better from the first minute and had more concrete chances, but were only able to score their goals in last phase of the clash - firstly leveled up the result in 75th minute via Berko and then finally scoring a winner via Kutschke. The team is now at fifth position at the table with six points less than promotional placed sides and only a victory can bring them back to promotional race.
Central defender Hendrik Starostzik (2/0) is injured, as well as usually defensive midfielder Marco Hartmann (25/1). Offensive midfielder Akaki Gogia (15/7) is having some problems and remains doubtful, similar to forward Pascal Testroet (22/3). Forward and usually left winger Marvin Stefaniak (21/1) is suspended.
With plenty at stake for both teams, I can't see this match in any other way but as a very offensive and attacking one from both sides. Braunschweig will be going for a victory and as a home side surely remains a favorite, but the guests are also in need of points and can't defend here, something that should make the game as interesting as possible.