Despite four loses in a row Coach Kurz is very confident about the match today. Overall he has to be confident because if they lose again it can be that he loses his job after a few weeks again. Same happen at his last station 1899 Hoffenheim. Seems he has not learned a lot about the situation or he is only a bad Coach anyway. After defeats against Aue 1-2 and KSC 0-1 at home a win is very important today. According to their very unlucky 0-1 lose against 1860 Munich Kurz counts on the same starting lineup as there. Also own goal scorer Roger gets a chance as central back again. The only position where is questionable is in offensive. Where young player Hofmann has his chance against 1860 but he could not use it, in this case some alternatives are there anyway. With Eigler and Lappe some options are possible. But Kurz was not such a friend from Eigler in the past therefore some expect him on the bench again. Really strange because he is captain of the team.
Newcomer Arminia started average but they got their points so far. Maybe one of their advantages is that they play almost with the same eleven they did in 3.Bundesliga already. They know each other and they are well balanced and this is their big plus at the moment. Otherwise they are on a light downtrend as they were not such solid in their defensive play as they showed to beginning of the season. For this match not many changes expected, only Patrick Schönefeld can be in the starting lineup as he scored already the equalizer last weekend. He replaces Müller who has some problems after his injury to get back to his level from beginning of the season. Also Lorenz was not in shape at least but starts again on the wing. One of the wide open position is where stands in goal. After promotion hero Platins got injured Ortega played for him and he made a good job so far but Coach Krämer mentioned that Platins has some bonus from last season. Therefore it would be very interesting which one is in starting lineup today.