1. FC Kaiserslautern – SV Sandhausen Match details
Lautern – Sandhausen, in the last years this duel has become a real little derby, especially since both clubs are now sporting on their feet, which seemed ten years ago completely unthinkable. The small SV Sandhausen has already suspended the large 1. FC Kaiserslautern for the moment and as a table-top seven points in front of the Red Devils, they have to look down on the descent zone with only six points.
Nine duels have existed between the two clubs since the 2012/13 season. With four wins, the FCK has a slightly better record with two draws and three defeats. In Kaiserslautern the Red Devils have won all four games against the SVS.
1. FC Kaiserslautern
The 1. FC Kaiserslautern has started badly in the season with only six points from nine games, but has won three times in a row and followed four more draws. After these seven undefeated rounds, however, they went into the winter break with a 1: 2 lead at 1. FC Nürnberg, where coach Tayfun Korkut announced his resignation. With Norbert Meier, an experienced football instructor took over the command, but lost three times after three victories in three test matches with his goal with 0: 1 at Hannover 96. Meiers Heimdebüt then ran with a 1: 0 against the Würzburger kickers significantly better and last weekend Was a point with Fortuna Düsseldorf (1: 1). Unmistakable is already after three games under Meier, the FCK defensive still very good, offensive but unchanged plenty of air upwards.
While Jacques Zoua, who had returned from the Cup of Africa, and Zoltan Stieber, who was the last to suffer a severe attack, the long-time injured Mensur Mujdza, Robin Koch and Lukas Görtler are still out. Behind defense team Ewerton is also a question mark because of back problems.
Line-up 1. FC Kaiserslautern: Pollersbeck – Mwene, Heubach, Ewerton, Gaus – Moritz, Ziegler – Osawe, Halfar, Kerk – Przybylko
The SV Sandhausen came from the starting blocks with only one point from the first three games, but afterwards a considerable success has been laid and from 14 games at least 23 counters retracted. In particular, before the end of the season, it was a good start with the eleven points from six matches, and Kenan Kocak’s side continued to do so with victories at Fortuna Düsseldorf (3-0) and Erzgebirge Aue (2-0). In the DFB Cup against FC Schalke 04, however, the SVS then unfolded unconsciously and hesitantly, resulting in a deserved 1: 4 defeat. The performance on Sunday at VfB Stuttgart was much better, but ended with a late 1: 2 defeat.
After four changes before the match in Stuttgart due to the extra burden of the DFB Cup this time, the A-Elf is again on the line. Jose-Pierre Vunguidica is not available, just like the missing Maximilian Jansen.
Line-up SV Sandhausen: Knaller – Klingmann, Gordon, Kister, Rossbach – Kulovits, Linsmayer – Pledl, Stiefler – Höler, Wooten