In “Back to the Future”, Marty McFly aka Michael J. Fox travels through time and space. The Auer Pascal Testroet, who encounters his old love at the Bielefelder Alm, will also experience a time journey of a very special kind on Saturday. In 2013 and 2015, the scorer with the East Westphalia from the third division in the 2nd Bundesliga has risen. This year, however, his goals should be slightly different.
The FC Erzgebirge wants to confirm the top position in the second Bundesliga and continue to work on the perfect season start. So far, there is not the slightest reason among the Saxons to doubt their own abilities. However, the trip to Bielefeld promises to be exhausting, especially on the lawn, because especially on the Alm the opponent gets nothing for free.
The second division is likely to be extremely intense, which is always true for the Bielefeld anyway. The Arminia started the season with two well-deserved draws, finishing eleventh with just two points. However, Uwe Neuhaus and his armies are aiming for a climb in the table on the weekend, which should only be successful with one win.
The Erzgebirge have surprised so far and are available after two games with six points. For the fourth time, the violets have made such a start to the season in the second division and never the FCE has subsequently descended. You will love to hear that in Aue. Despite the great season so far, we would rather place a prediction on a home win in the match between Bielefeld and Aue.
It will only be a matter of time before the FCE returns to the bottom of the facts – or not? Perhaps the Saxons are also the big surprise of the season. But we think that on saturday it will probably be the first defeat of the season, because the Bielefelder Alm is not exactly the favorite stadium of the FCE.
Aue won only once on the Alm. Not only therefore speaks in our view in the duel between Bielefeld and Aue more for a tip on the home side. The FCE certainly does not travel as cannon fodder and in the current state of affairs a point for the Saxons would be no surprise. The kick-off for the third matchday in the 2nd Bundesliga between Arminia Bielefeld and Erzgebirge Aue in the Schüco Arena takes place on 17.08.2019 at 12:00.
After Uwe Neuhaus took over Arminia last season and led the team with his way to sometimes passionate football, lined a few experts, the East Westphalia in the circle of promotion candidates. Bielefeld did not really convince in the first matches of the season. So we just wait again.
Two points from two league games are not yet a false start, but the Arminia had planned much more. After all, the team of Uwe Neuhaus is unbeaten this season, although you could jump a failure twice in the final phase of the shovel. The bottom line is that the Bielefeld still have room for improvement.
After all, it was enough in the DFB Cup last week to move into the second round. However, the second division team at unterklassigen club Viktoria Berlin did very hard. It was Andreas Voglsammer after a quarter of an hour with the 1-0 winner on the spot. Until the end, the Bielefeld could not settle decisively. In the cup, however, only the progress counts.
On Saturday will show where the journey is going. With a victory against the FCE one could speak in Ostwestfalen of a successful season opener.
But if there is a defeat against Aue, then it will be a bit uncomfortable in the next few days around the Schüco Arena. The same applies to CEO Samir Arabi. He does not worry about bankruptcy.
We basically agree with his assessment. We think it’s high time for Arminia to claim the first victory in the new second division season. Therefore, in the duel between Bielefeld and Aue, we would pay more attention to the odds of home victory, although the FCE is quite dangerous.
In terms of personnel, Arminia Bielefeld is in the green zone. Although there are still some players after injury in the bodybuilding, but there are no new injuries added. Thus, Uwe Neuhaus will have to do without Nils Quaschner, Sven Schipplock, Patrick Weihrauch and Cedric Brunner on Saturday.
It’s not that it’s a novelty that the FC Erzgebirge start so successfully in a season, but it always comes back unexpectedly. We do not want to belittle the successes of the Saxons, even if the prelude program was certainly reasonably grateful. Nevertheless, Aue has won all three competitive games in the new season.
It still does not mean anything, but as a rule the Saxons are not to be found on a promotion place in the direction of the Bundesliga. At the weekend now even the championship lead is sought. In all likelihood, a victory on the Bielefelder Alm will be necessary. We can not exclude this scenario, because the Erzgebirge are now a grown team.
Daniel Meyer’s team can now deal with backlogs, as in the last week of the DFB Cup, when they lost 2-0 to Wacker Nordhausen after 22 minutes. Before the break Tom Baumgart was with the 1: 1 on the spot. After the change, the veterans made the move to the next round. Jan Hochscheidt and Pascal Testroet scored twice to secure a clear 4-1 victory.
For big sounds Daniel Meyer was not yet known, but the coach of the violets seems to have licked blood after the great start of the season.
He clearly spends three points on the alpine pasture and hopes to welcome VfB Stuttgart as championship leader in the Erzgebirge next week and to give the Swabians a hot dance there.
First of all, however, the focus is on the game on the pasture, because to score points will be hard enough. In history, there was only one victory for FC Erzgebirge in this stadium, nine years ago. That too is one reason why in the match between Bielefeld and Aue, the prognosis is more in the direction of East Westphalia.
On FCE Saturday depends a lot on whether Sören Gonther after his bruise on the spine is operational again. Otherwise, there is really no reason to change the last successful Elf something. Not to be outdone will be Malcolm Cacutalua, Dennis Kempe and Louis Samson.