Return to this page a few days before the scheduled game when this expired prediction will be updated with our full preview and tips for the next match between these teams.
The 3rd Liga meeting at GGZ-Arena on Wednesday sees hosts Zwickau go up against Meppen.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Zwickau v Meppen - plus the latest betting odds.
Zwickau will be hoping to bounce back here following a 3-2 3rd Liga losing effort in their last game against Ingolstadt.
For Zwickau, the goalscorers were Ronny König (12') and Marius Hauptmann (57'). Bjørn Paulsen (5'), Filip Bilbija (47') and Dennis Eckert (75') scored for Ingolstadt.
It’s been seldom in recent times where Zwickau have shown defensive steel. The reality is that Zwickau have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 9 goals on the way. That sort of pattern might not be continued into this game, however.
Pre-game facts show that Zwickau:
- have not been beaten in the league by Meppen in their last 3 matches.
- have not won at home in their last 2 matches in the league.
After tasting defeat last time out to Hansa Rostock in 3rd Liga competition, Meppen will be hoping to turn things around here.
For Meppen, goals were scored by Markus Ballmert (60') and Christoph Hemlein (67'). John Verhoek (27'), Pascal Breier (43') and Philip Türpitz (91') scored for Hansa Rostock.
The numbers tell their own story, and Meppen have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 11 goals in all. In defence, Meppen have seen their frailties exposed.
Leading up to this clash, Meppen:
- have not won against Zwickau when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 matches in the league.
- are without an away win for the past 2 league games.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head meetings dating back to 10/02/2018, there has been little to separate the clubs with Zwickau winning 2 of those games, Meppen 2 and 2 being draws in normal time.
An aggregate of 14 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 7 for Zwickau and 7 belonging to Meppen. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.33.
The previous league fixture between these clubs was 3rd Liga match day 16 on 16/12/2020 and the score finished Meppen 1-2 Zwickau.
The referee was Robin Braun.
Team News: Zwickau
Zwickau manager Joe Enochs will be grateful to have no fitness worries at all before this match owing to a completely healthy group available to choose from.
Team News: Meppen
Meppen manager Rico Schmitt has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Thilo Leugers (Achilles tendon problems), Yannick Osée (Meniscal Injury) and Matthis Harsman (torn tendon) miss out here.
We’ve got the feeling that Meppen could find themselves struggling to hit the back of the net against this Zwickau outfit who we reckon should emerge victorious.
We’re therefore expecting a highly competitive game with a 1-0 winning score for Zwickau at the conclusion of the game.
Let’s see what happens.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: GGZ-Arena (10,134)
Captain: Johannes Brinkies
Chairman: Ingo Kursawe
Manager: Joe Enochs
Competitions: 3rd Liga position 11
⭐ Star Player: Manfred Starke
Mostly deployed in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Manfred Starke was born in Windhoek, Namibia. After having made a senior debut playing for Hansa Rostock in the 2011 - 2012 season, the talented Midfielder has bagged 5 league goals in this 3. Liga 2020 - 2021 campaign so far from a total of 29 appearances.