For one thing, the VfL Bochum is to be envied from the point of view of the Augsburg. The team of Thomas Rice, which is not allowed to sit on Sunday (15.30, live! At VfL Bochum) after his red card on the bank, can make the leaving with a victory already perfect this weekend. “This is important to prevent,” calls Markus Weinzierl on Friday. Not because he would not treat it to the newcomer, but the possible celebration of the home owners at the Castroper Straße would rush his team in deeper worries.

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It should not come that far. In order to make himself at least the preliminary step towards another year in the Bundesliga, it is important to exhibit weakness on foreign places. Only two of his 15 away games could win the FCA and lost five of the last six guest matches.

“Very painful” experiences

In the preparation for the upcoming opponents, the Swabia could rely more than usual on experience from the current season, although the memories of the 2: 3 home defeat in the first round and from the DFB Cup after penalty shooting in Bochum “quite painful” are. In the league, the FCA was already 3: 0 behind after a “penned first half”.

Weinzierl: “I expect a close game again

Similarly, Weinzierl does not expect this time. “That was often our problem that we were badly started in games. In the last few weeks and months we got this better, that’s why this was not an issue. There were two narrow games, so I expect a close game again, Since it is important to make the little things better “, according to the Lower Bayer, to which the achievements of the last weeks with the exception of the last bitter home defeat against Hertha BSC” trust “.

The motto is striking as over there: high and far

But the spectators in the basement duel should not expect a footballer treat. Bochum has the weakest pass quota of the league with 71.1%, behind it is the FCA with 71.5%. Instead of combination football, the motto was each: high and far. LIGNAITS beat Bochum (81) and Augsburg (69) most long balls per 90 minutes.

Uduokhai collects game practice

After in the last games always injuries or coronafalle influenced the starting element, the coaching team can probably get out of full this time. The missing Florian Lechtechner and Daniel Caligiuri missing in the previous week rose again at the beginning of the week, Felix Uduokhai gathered on Wednesday evening in the 2nd team game practice.

“He has no rhythm this season. It is regional league, but the burden in the competition is still another as in training. That’s why it was important to see him for 45 minutes. Also for him and his feeling in the head,” explained Weinzierl, who presented its center-back commitment time in the final season phase.