The 3rd Liga match at Grotenburg-Stadion on Sunday sees home team KFC Uerdingen lock horns with Duisburg.
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KFC Uerdingen will be hoping to bounce back here following the 3-1 3rd Liga defeat in their last game at the hands of Wehen Wiesbaden.
The only name on the scoresheet from KFC Uerdingen was Fridolin Wagner (10'). Jakov Medić (19') and Maurice Malone (32', 38') scored for Wehen Wiesbaden.
Fewer than three goals per game were recorded in 5 of the last 6 fixtures where KFC Uerdingen have been participants. Breaking down the goal attribution from this period, their opponents scored a total of 7 while Uerdingen managed the sum of 6.
A look at their previous results shows us that KFC Uerdingen:
- are unbeaten in the league by Duisburg in their last 2 matches.
- are without a home win in the past 2 league games.
Duisburg will go into the clash following on from a 2-1 3rd Liga win to defeat Unterhaching in their most recent match.
For Duisburg, goals were scored by Aziz Bouhaddouz (9') and Connor Krempicki (80'). Niclas Anspach (20') was the scorer for Unterhaching.
In as many as 5 out of the previous 6 clashes involving Duisburg, three or more goals have been hit. The overall average number of goals per match in that time is 3, with the number of goals averaged by Duisburg being 1.5. Nonetheless, we will just have to wait and see if that trend might continue on in this next game.
Ahead of this meeting, Duisburg are without a win away from home in their last 6 league games.
Head to head
The last league fixture between these clubs was 3rd Liga match day 7 on 24/10/2020 when it ended Duisburg 0-2 KFC Uerdingen.
The referee was Patrick Hanslbauer.
Team News: KFC Uerdingen
Edvinas Girdvainis (Medial Collateral Ligament Tear), Jan Kirchhoff (Torn muscle bundle) and Osayamen Osawe (Syndesmotic ligament tear) are not available for Uerdingen boss Stefan Krämer. Tim Albutat will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Team News: Duisburg
Duisburg boss Pavel Dochev has to currently contend with reduced team options. Niko Bretschneider (Pubitis), Stefan Velkov (Ankle Surgery), Cem Sabanci (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Vincent Vermeij (Torn Knee Ligament) can’t be considered.
Our thinking is that Duisburg will likely create enough chances to put a goal past this KFC Uerdingen lineup, but that might not quite be enough to prevent defeat.
Our selection here is for a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 advantage for KFC Uerdingen when all is said and done. It’s a very tough call.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Grotenburg-Stadion (34,500)
Captain: Jan Kirchhoff
Chairman: Frank Strüver & Nikolas Weinhart
Manager: Stefan Krämer
Competitions: 3rd Liga position 16
⭐ Key Man: Muhammad Kiprit
Customarily played in the Striker position, Muhammad Kiprit was born in Germany. After having made a senior debut playing for FC Wacker Innsbruck in the 2018 - 2019 season, the gifted Forward has struck 4 league goals in the 3. Liga 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in 21 appearances.