Osnabruck and Jahn Regensburg are set to lock horns in a genuine relegation six-pointer on Wednesday afternoon at Bremer Brucke.
The hosts will be desperate to bounce back from a demolishing 0-4 defeat to Eintracht Braunschweig on Sunday, while Jahn Regensburg will be looking to bring a four-game winless thread against such an out-of-form opposition.
Lila-Weiss are in a much tougher position going into the tie. They sit third from bottom and currently occupy the relegation play-offs spot. The mentioned loss to Eintracht has made Markus Feldhoff’s life much more complicated as his men are now three points shy to Braunschweig.
Jahn Regensburg are, however, five points away and also have a game in hand on Osnabruck, meaning anything but a victory would represent a disaster for the hosts here. Can they get one after such a tough defeat at the weekend, though?
Osnabruck will rely on the head to head tradition coming into this tie. They won 7, drew 5, and lost only 3 of 15 encounters with Die Jahnelf.Lila-Weiss notched four goals in a 2-4 victory over Jahn Regensburg when the teams met each other in the first half of the season at Jahnstadion Regensburg. Interestingly, each of the last five head to head matches witnessed the “Over 2.5 goals FT & Both Teams To Score” option coming in. Osnabruck scored at least two goals in each of the last four ties against Die Jahnelf.
The team led by Mersad Selimbegovic did not play at the weekend. Fatigue could thus play a significant role here, especially if we know that Osnabruck had a tough fixture on Sunday.
Dire Jahnelf were much better defensively than their rivals of late. They shipped fewer than two goals in all of the last three matches, including the last week’s DFB Pokal narrow defeat to Werder Bremen (0-1) in the quarter-final.
These two sides boast the two worst attacking records in the entire division. They are set to take on each other in a highly-important match that could well determine their destiny for the next season.