Duisburg vs Holstein Kiel by Gustav
Duisburg didn't manage to improve things much on their away game against Ingolstadt by taking a point in a 2:2 draw after their humiliating defeat in front of own fans against Nurnbeger when the side conceded no less than six goals. At least, it was a positive outcome for them away to Ingolstadt as the guests were heavy underdogs in that one.
However, they took the lead in 17th minute via Tashshy and looked very concrete in attack, but the hosts managed to level up the scoreline in 42nd via Wahl, even taking the lead at the start of the second halftime with a goal from same player while Tashchy brought the game to level terms two minutes later which turned out to be the final score. Duisrbug is now in the middle of the table with two victories, two draws and three defeats, having eight points in first seven rounds which is two points more than relegating placed Regenesburg.
Defensive midfielder Tim Albutat (no performance so far in the season) is injured, same as striker Zlatko Janjic (also didn't perform so far in the season).
Holstein Kiel, on the other side, made a setback last Tuesday evening in the most recent game as the side suffered narrow home defeat against St Pauli with a 0:1 result. Only goal was scored back in 44th minute via Flum, while the players of Holstein Kiel remained better in the second halftime and were searching for an equalizer, but it never came.
When they stood playing with a man less back in 84th minute when defender Herrmann got sent off, it was almost impossible for them to change something in the scoreline and the guests were reaching the three pointer in a safe way. It was their first defeat after four consecutive victories in a row and there's no doubt that the whole club will want to bounce back with a positive outcome in this one. They are now at fifth position with just a point less than third placed Darmstadt and surely will be looking for all three points if opportunity comes.
Left back Christopher Lenz (4/0) is injured, same as left midfielder Manuel Janzer (4/0). Right back Patrick Herrmann (7/0) remains suspended.
Duisburg is yet to record a positive outcome in the new season in front of own fans and for sure they will try to attack and see what happens, trying to get the first victory of the season at home. Holstein Kiel, on the other side, anyway plays much more open football on the road and everything but three goals at least, should be a surprise here.