After the one-week break in the cup, the 2nd Bundesliga will pick up speed this coming weekend. Particularly under pressure then are the teams that could not score on the first two matchdays so far.
One of these teams is Dynamo Dresden, who lost both at home against Nuremberg and in Karlsruhe and are now fighting for the next table midfield. The home game on Sunday afternoon against 1. FC Heidenheim has accordingly a trend-setting character for the Fiel-Elf, after all, was able to celebrate in the DFB Cup a lackluster progress against the Oberliga side Dassendorf.
The bottom line disappointing performance against a substandard opponent may be one of the reasons why Dresden against Heidenheim according to the odds is not necessarily traded as a favorite. The rest of the arguments provides the guest of Brenz, who can be very satisfied with the start of the season so far.
Four points from two games are a solid return, especially given that coach Frank Schmidt’s team did a 2-0 defeat by championship contender VfB Stuttgart in a 2-2 draw almost exactly two weeks ago. In the cup, the red-blue also gave no nakedness, so they travel now with a good deal of self-confidence to the east.
Because before the duel Dresden vs.. Heidenheim‘s prediction of the outcome of the game is quite difficult and subject to some uncertainty factors, we would tend to choose to take a closer look at alternative options on the Tor market. For example, the 1st FCH is currently the most successful team in the last quarter of an hour. Does this trend last for the weekend?
Although Cristian Fiel was born in Esslingen am Neckar and grew up in Germany, the ex-professional makes no secret of the fact that the son of Iberian immigrants also feels like a Spaniard.
Possibly, this family background is also responsible for the fact that the freshly-baked football teacher prefers above all the well-groomed short-pass match. The technically most demanding football is not really successful at its first official coaching station in the professional business, Dynamo Dresden.
After two games in the second Bundesliga, the black and yellow are still without points and thus grace even the bottom line. A 0-1 defeat to 1. FC Nuremberg followed by a 2-4 defeat a week later at promoted from Karlsruhe.
In both cases, the Dresdner in the game forward to easy ball losses and did not come fast enough in Gegenpressing. The logical consequence of the difficulties in the game against the ball are already conceded five goals. Only the VfL Bochum currently presents an even more vulnerable defense than the ambitious Saxons, who after all recorded a small sense of achievement in the DFB Pokal.
The on paper quite unchallenged on the paper 3-0 success at the top division in Dassendorf should not be overstated, however, because once again made the former East German champion too many ball losses in midfield and could initially even thank the goalkeeper Broll, that you can not fell behind. The redeeming goals to 2: 0 and 3: 0 fell finally only beyond the 75th minute.
The fact is that the previous achievements are expandable and Dynamo has to increase significantly on Sunday, should finally jump out in the third attempt, the first point profit. Due to the recent impressions and the cracked self-confidence between Dresden and Heidenheim but we would forgo a tip in favor of the home side anyway.
To make matters worse, the actual home advantage at the Rudolf Harbig Stadium can quickly turn into the opposite. If the creativity in ball possession leaves something to be desired or the guest even early in the lead, a reversal of the mood in the stands would not be particularly surprising.
At the same time, in this case, the probability would increase that the Fiel-protégés risk more in the final phase and have to dissolve the defensive. Already last year Dynamo conceded almost a quarter of all goals in the last 15 minutes. In particular against Heidenheimer, who has a strong counterpart, a continuation of this weakness seems anything but Utopian.
With the exception of Marco Hartmann, the coach with dual citizenship can probably draw on the full. Without strikers, as most recently in Karlsruhe, “Fielo” will certainly not get along this time, especially as two new attackers could be signed during the week with Stor (21, NK Aluminij) and Jeremejeff (25, BK Häcken).
Did you see the documentary “Trainer!” By Aljoscha Pause released in 2013? If this is not the case, then we would like to recommend this to you. One of the main protagonists in the reportage about the everyday life as a professional coach is, among others, the Heidenheimer Frank Schmidt.
In the more than two hours that the film lasts, it becomes clear why the now 45-year-old has been working successfully for twelve years at his home club on Brenz. It is the mix of humanity, ambition and natural authority or authenticity that distinguishes the longest-serving German Bundesliga coach.
Despite these so-called soft factors, in the end even the red-blue athletes count solely on their athletic success, and at the 1st FCH, they are getting new year after year. Also in the current season, there are many indications that the modest club from the district of Stuttgart will play a good role in the upper half of the table. Maybe even more in it?
After two matchdays, those responsible can be very satisfied with the start anyway. A 3-1 away win to kick off in Osnabrück followed the already mentioned 2: 2 at home against VfB Stuttgart. Interesting: In both games, the Heidenheimer were in the meantime behind and hit only in the final quarter of an hour back.
Against newcomers Osnabrück reach all three goals after minute 73. Against the favored Swabians, it took until the 78th minute or 84 minutes, before the Schmidt-Elf delivered a sensational and hardly considered possible comeback. The strength in the final phase is not solely due to chance or luck.
For one, there is hardly a team in the 2nd Bundesliga, which dominates the Umschaltspiel after Ballgewinn better than the Süddeutsche. On the other hand, guys like Marc Schnatterer, who have been barking for the club for many years, have become absolute mentality monsters. The physical ability to overcome the inner bastard despite tiredness is also to be emphasized.
For these reasons alone, we can imagine giving a tip to the guests between Dresden and Heidenheim. At the same time, these factors cause us to take a closer look at the quotes on a late hit by the 1st FCH and possibly start with a confident effort.
In the DFB Cup, the current fourth fueled further self-confidence. In the derby against the Baden-Württemberg regional league SSV Ulm, who in the previous year at least eliminated defending champion Eintracht Frankfurt in the first round, the second division won 2-0.
With the exception of the long-term injured Maxi Thiel, all players are also available. Coach Frank Schmidt has thus the agony of choice, is due to the Dresdner weakness in possession own possession but probably on strong fighting center players and fast attackers to build, if possible to come back on counter situations to success.