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The 3rd Liga clash at Sportclub Arena on Saturday will see home side Verl prepare for the visit of Duisburg.
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Verl will be hoping for a better result after a 1-0 3rd Liga loss in their previous game against Unterhaching.
Aaron Keller (49') was the scorer for Unterhaching.
Fewer than three goals per match were recorded in 5 of the past 6 meetings where Verl have been participants. In terms of the goal weighting in this period, opposition teams scored an aggregate of 6 and Verl got themselves 3.
Looking at their past form shows that Verl:
- have not lost to Duisburg when playing them at home in the last 2 matches in the league.
- have not been beaten in the league by Duisburg in their last 5 games.
- are without a win at home for the past 3 matches in the league.
Since being beaten in their last game against Regensburg in 3rd Liga action, Duisburg and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
Elias Huth (35') scored for Regensburg.
Duisburg have been good when going forward in their most recent fixtures, having scored 11 times in their previous 6 matches. This doesn’t mask the fact that Duisburg have been somewhat leaky at the back, having also been scored against in 6 of those same games. It will be interesting to find out if that trend can be sustained into this next match.
Head to head
Inspecting their most recent head to head clashes dating back to 03/04/2021 shows us that Verl have won 2 of these & Duisburg 1, with the number of drawn matches being 3.
An aggregate of 21 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 11 for Verl and 10 for Duisburg. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.5.
The previous league match between these sides was 3rd Liga match day 6 on 15/09/2023 which ended up with the score at Duisburg 2-3 Verl.
The match was refereed by Luca Jürgensen.
Team News: Verl
Nearly everyone is up for selection, with just the sole fitness concern for the Verl boss Alexander Ende to be concerned with from of an almost fully healthy set of players. Marcel Benger (Foot injury) won’t play.
Team News: Duisburg
Duisburg manager Boris Schommers has multiple availability issues to deal with. Pascal Köpke (Knee surgery), Marvin Bakalorz (Knee injury), Caspar Jander (Knee injury), Chinedu Ekene (Knee problems), Sebastian Mai (Cruciate ligament tear) and Dennis Smarsch (Patellar tendon problems) are not able to play.
We believe that Duisburg are capable enough to get a goal against this Verl team, but it possibly won’t quite be enough to avoid defeat.
We’re predicting both teams to score in a 2-1 victory for Verl at full-time. Let’s see what happens here.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Sportclub Arena (5,153)
Chairman: Raimund Bertels
Manager: Alexander Ende
Competitions: 3rd Liga position 7
🔑 Star Man: Lars Lokotsch
Usually deployed in the Striker position, Lars Lokotsch was born in Germany. Having played his first senior match for Livingston in the 2020 - 2021 season, the goalscoring Forward has accumulated 7 league goals in this 3. Liga 2023 - 2024 campaign to date in a total of 23 appearances.