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The 3rd Liga tie at Ostseestadion on Saturday will see home team Hansa Rostock up against opponents in 1860 Munich.
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Hansa Rostock will want to continue from where they left off last time out with a 2-3 3rd Liga triumph against Verl.
For Hansa Rostock, the scorers were Bentley Baxter Bahn (31'), Nico Neidhart (35') and Maurice Jerome Litka (43'). Aygün Yildirim (37') and Mehmet Kurt (54') scored for Verl.
It has been seldom in recent times that Hansa Rostock have shown defensive steel. In fact, Hansa have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 10 goals in the process. That kind of trend isn’t assured to be carried forward into this game, of course.
Their past results show that Hansa Rostock:
- haven't been beaten in the league by 1860 Munich in their last 6 matches.
- are unbeaten in their previous 6 league matches at home.
1860 Munich head into the clash after a 4-1 3rd Liga win as they beat Lübeck in their most recent match.
For 1860 Munich, the scorers were Marius Willsch (29'), Sascha Mölders (36'), Richard Neudecker (62') and Stefan Lex (66'). Patrick Hobsch (7') scored for Lübeck.
The stats tell the story, and 1860 Munich have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 8 goals in all. In defence, 1860 seem to have a bit of a soft underbelly.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that 1860 Munich:
- have not won against Hansa Rostock when they've played them away from home in the last 4 matches in the league. Not the best of away records.
- are undefeated in their previous 3 away league matches.
Head to head
A quick look at their past head to head results stretching back to 14/10/2011 shows that these fixtures have been pretty painful for 1860 Munich. They’ve not managed to get any wins at all whereas Hansa Rostock have remained in the ascendancy, winning in 83 per cent of those games where they have faced each other.
In all, 14 goals were produced between them in this period, with 10 of them for Hansa and 4 netted by 1860. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.33.
Team News: Hansa Rostock
There aren’t many personnel worries, with just the sole fitness concern for the Hansa Rostock manager Jens Härtel to be concerned about from an otherwise fully-primed group. Lukas Scherff (Torn Muscle Fibre) misses out. Damian Roßbach will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Team News: 1860 Munich
Out of a mainly healthy group of players, there is only the lone fitness problem for the 1860 Munich gaffer Michael Köllner to be concerned with. Niklas Lang (Ligament Injury) misses out for this game.
In our view, 1860 Munich could find themselves up against it to put one past this Hansa Rostock outfit who should score at least once to gain the upper hand.
We therefore fancy a very even contest with a 1-0 winning margin for Hansa Rostock at the end of this game.
Let’s see what happens.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Ostseestadion (29,000)
Captain: Julian Riedel
Chairman: Robert Marien
Manager: Jens Härtel
Competitions: 3rd Liga position 7, DFB-Pokal (First Round)
🔑 Star Player: Pascal Breier
Normally played in the Striker position, Pascal Breier was born in Germany. After making a first senior appearance for VfB Stuttgart II in the 2010 - 2011 season, the skilful Forward has managed 2 league goals in the 3. Liga 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in a total of 4 appearances.