SpVgg Unterhaching will play their away game this Saturday (2 p.m.) against the defensive leaders of SpVgg Bayreuth.
- The Haching team have to improve strongly against the league croesus, especially on the defensive, in order to take something countable from Upper Franconia.
In the past three games, the red-blue conceded a whopping eleven goals.
In the league, the seventh division of the Regionalliga Bayern together with FC Memmingen (each with 27 goals conceded) have the second worst defense in front of bottom group Rosenheim (38).
It remains to be seen whether the shaky defense at the front runners will stabilize and Haching's head coach Sandro Wagner will change the position of goalkeeper again. Hannes Heilmair, who last stood between the posts twice in a row for goalkeeper Alexander Weidinger, has - just like Weidinger before - proven to be not entirely free of mistakes.
In the recently also very error-prone central defense, Felix Göttlicher, who was previously suspended, should be given preference over Bernard Kyere, who was not quite at the height of his physical limit in the 5: 4 against Rosenheim after recovering from the injury. For captain Josef Welzmüller, who celebrated his comeback as a substitute against Rosenheim after an injury break of over a year and a half, a starting line-up for the leaders is probably too early.
The hosts on the other hand can rely on the strongest defense in the league (eleven goals against). In addition, the Bayreuthers have a squad with many familiar faces and experience in higher leagues. Above all, former players of TSV 1860 Munich cavort in the Upper Franconia. These include defender Felix Weber (26), midfielder Nico Andermatt (25) and the two strikers Ivan Knezevic (29) and Markus Ziereis (29), who were once active for the Munich Lions. In addition, Anton Makarenko (33) is another attacker who once played many games in the third division in Chemnitz and Jena and has been on the ball for Bayreuth since 2015. Coach Timo Rost (43) can also count on a great deal of experience as a former Bundesliga player for FC Energie Cottbus and VfB Stuttgart.
In the current season things are going really well for Bayreuth, who failed in the promotion relegation to the 3rd division last year.
SpVgg won six of the last seven games.
The only small flaw of the current league primus is the relatively poor exploitation of chances with 29 goals scored so far - Bayreuth has the weakest score among the top four top teams in the 3rd division.
: Weidinger - Schwabl, Pisot, Göttlicher, Turtschan - Ehlich, Stiefler - Mashigo, Skarlatidis - Hain, Hobsch