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Duisburg will arrive at Sportclub Arena on Saturday for the 3rd Liga game with home side Verl.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Verl v Duisburg can be seen below (plus the best game odds).
Verl enter this match following a 2-2 3rd Liga drawn match against Lübeck.
The only name on the scoresheet from Verl was Justin Eilers (37'). Tommy Grupe (24' Own goal), Cyrill Akono (30') and Yannick Deichmann (80') scored for Lübeck.
Verl have been conceding pretty frequently recently, although they have also found ways to score goals themselves. Over their last 6 matches, Verl have been punished defensively in 6 of them while also scoring in 5 of those games.
Ahead of this meeting, Verl haven't been defeated in their previous 2 home league matches.
Duisburg go into this meeting following on from a 3-2 3rd Liga win with the defeat of Türkgücü München in their last match.
For Duisburg, goals were scored by Aziz Bouhaddouz (47'), Moritz Stoppelkamp (66') and Orhan Ademi (88'). Lucas Röser (8') and Maxime Awoudja (41') scored for Türkgücü München.
Indicating their predisposition for high-scoring encounters, goals have been seen as many as 20 times in the previous six games in which Duisburg have taken to the field, giving an average of 3.33 goals each meeting. Their opponents have hit 11 of this grand total. We will find out if that trend will be continued on into this next match.
Ahead of this clash, Duisburg are without an away win for the past 3 league games.
Head to head
The previous league encounter between these sides was 3rd Liga match day 11 on 20/11/2020 and the score finished Duisburg 0-4 Verl.
The referee was Robert Kampka.
Team News: Verl
Frederik Lach (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Steffen Lang (Heel Bone Injury), Zlatko Janjic (Strain), Nico Hecker (Shoulder Injury), Mehmet Kurt (Knee Injury) and Barne Pernot (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are not available for Verl boss Guerino Capretti.
Team News: Duisburg
Duisburg manager Pavel Dochev has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Cem Sabanci (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Dominic Volkmer (Torn Muscle Fibre), Federico Palacios (Torn muscle bundle), Julian Hettwer (Ankle Injury), Niko Bretschneider (Inguinal Hernia) and Stefan Velkov (Ankle Surgery) will not be playing here.
We’re thinking that Duisburg might well have a job on their hands to breach the defence of this Verl outfit who we reckon should manage to get a goal of their own in a winning performance.
We’ve gone for a very competitive game with a 1-0 winning score for Verl at the end of this game.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Sportclub Arena (5,153)
Captain: Julian Stöckner
Chairman: Raimund Bertels
Manager: Guerino Capretti
Competitions: 3rd Liga position 5
⭐ Key Man: Kasim Rabihic
Generally taking up the Right Attacking Midfielder position, Kasim Rabihic was born in Munich, Germany. Having made a first senior appearance for Verl in the 2020 - 2021 season, the gifted Midfielder has bagged 5 league goals in this 3. Liga 2020 - 2021 season so far in 28 appearances.