The WWK Volleys Herrsching had to give up their fourth place in the Bundesliga to the SVG Lüneburg.
With a home win against Giesen on Saturday, the Ammersee team wants to regain this position.
Herrsching - The volleyball Bundesliga has rarely been as exciting as this season.
Shortly before the end of the main round, virtually no team can be sure of their current place in the table.
Not even the German record champions VfB Friedrichshafen.
The Häfler last hit by Corona, who moved back to first place after the 3-2 win on Thursday against the Grizzlys Giesen, still need three points from the three remaining games.
Behind them, the Powervolleys Düren will most likely secure second place ahead of the Berlin Recycling Volleys.
The WWK Volleys Herrsching and SVG Lüneburg will make up fourth place in the remote duel.
Currently, the North Germans, who held themselves 3-0 against the Bisons Bühl on Thursday, have a wafer-thin edge.
After 18 games, both teams have 31 points, only the slightly better set quotient currently speaks for the Lüneburgers.
But the rest of the program could be more decisive for Herrsching.
While Lüneburg has to face VfB Friedrichshafen twice, Coach Max Hauser's team is still playing against Helios Grizzlys Giesen and next Saturday at Berlin Recycling Volleys.
Against Giesen, the Hauser crew will be the slight favorite this Saturday at 7 p.m. (live on sporttotal.tv).
“We are on par in terms of performance,” says Hauser.
"But due to the course of the season we are probably a slight favorite." In the current season, both teams have met twice so far.
The season opener in mid-October 2020 ended 3-1 for Herrsching, the cup quarter-finals even 3-0 six weeks later.
The Lower Saxony are the second strongest team to attack after Berlin, with Stijn van Tilburg (3rd) and diagonal attacker Hauke Wagner (8th), the Grizzlys have two players in the top ten of the VBL top scorer ranking.
In the middle, the grizzlies with the Congolese 2.02-meter edge Magloire Mayaula Nzeza also have another ace that has often stolen the nerve of the WWK volleys in the past.
Hauser can bet on all players on his team.
The stresses of traveling are shaken out of one's clothes, the faulty elements from the Düren game have been addressed.
Everything is geared towards victory.
In order to continue to have good cards in the race for fourth place, clear success would also be an advantage.
As ninth in the table, the guests are currently not in the play-off places.
Compared to Herrsching, the people of Giesen had one day less to regenerate, but at least they had less travel strain.
After the 3-2 defeat in Friedrichshafen on Thursday, coach Itamar Stein's team drove from Lake Constance to Lake Ammersee that night.
In the sunshine on the lakeshore, the wounds could be licked on Friday after the sixth defeat in a row (of which the fifth time in the tie-break).