Kaiserslautern will take to the pitch with the visiting Meppen at Fritz-Walter-Stadion in the 3rd Liga clash on Saturday.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Kaiserslautern v Meppen game including the latest game odds.
Kaiserslautern won’t want a repeat of their last result here following a 1-0 3rd Liga loss in their previous game against Ingolstadt.
Justin Butler (85') was the scorer for Ingolstadt.
Fewer than three goals per game were scored during 5 of the past 6 fixtures where Kaiserslautern have taken part. Breaking down the goal split in this period, opposing sides scored a total of 7 while Kaiserslautern totted up 6.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Kaiserslautern:
- haven't beaten Meppen in their previous 3 matches in the league.
- are without a win at home for the past 6 league games. Fans are getting restless.
Meppen will go into this encounter after a 2-1 3rd Liga win over Hallescher in their previous match.
For Meppen, the scorers were Hassan Amin (10') and Tom Boere (71'). Michael Eberwein (43') scored for Hallescher.
The stats don’t lie, and Meppen have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 10 goals in total. At the back, Meppen have not been doing too well. Such a trend might not be carried forward here, though.
Coming into this clash, Meppen are without a win away from home in their last 4 league games.
Head to head
The previous league game featuring the two was 3rd Liga match day 7 on 24/10/2020 which ended up with the score at Meppen 3-2 Kaiserslautern.
The referee was Robin Braun.
Team News: Kaiserslautern
Felix Götze (Tear in the abductor muscle), Dominik Schad (Fibula Fracture), Lukas Spalvis (Cartilage Damage), Lukas Gottwalt (Fracture-dislocation of the ankle), Carlo Sickinger (Torn muscle bundle) and Nicolas Sessa (Torn Muscle Fibre) will not be taking part for FCK manager Marco Antwerpen.
Team News: Meppen
Meppen manager Torsten Frings has a number of players out of action. Steffen Puttkammer (Torn knee ligament), Valdet Rama (Fractured Rib), Thilo Leugers (Achilles tendon problems) and Matthis Harsman (Pubitis) miss out here.
We feel that Meppen would be disappointed if they were not to breach the defence of this Kaiserslautern side, however that is unlikely to be as many as they will have scored against them.
Our selection here is for a narrow 2-1 advantage for Kaiserslautern by the conclusion of the game. There looks to be little in this one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Fritz-Walter-Stadion (49,850)
Captain: Carlo Sickinger
Chairman: Soeren Oliver Voigt
Manager: Marco Antwerpen
Competitions: 3rd Liga position 15
⭐ Star Player: Marlon Ritter
Typically used in the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Marlon Ritter was born in Essen, Germany. Having made his senior debut playing for Fortuna Dusseldorf in the 2016 - 2017 season, the talented Midfielder has struck 3 league goals in the 3. Liga 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in 23 appearances.