|In an "East-derby" Energie Cottbus host Hansa Rostock late in the afternoon on Tuesday. From the view of the table the home side seems favourite, but Rostock arrive with far the better form, want to succeed also in Cottbus after their recent two victories.
Eight points in front of a relegation position lie Energie Cottbus
. This seems a pretty save position, but considering that Cottbus won just a single match in 2012, a victory against Rostock would be quite helpful. Under new coach Bommer the defense has made clear progress, but up front Energie are harmless, scored just three goals in the last six matches. Also the recovery of top striker Dimitar Rangelov hasn't changed much at it. Cottbus are one of the worst home sides in 2. Bundesliga, won just three times at home so far (3-7-4).
Already presumed dead, Hansa Rostock
have found back to life, surprised with two victories against teams from the upper end of the table. A 1:0 victory at 1860 Munich followed a 2:1 home win against Düsseldorf on Friday. Rostock are not really able to play great football, but the last matches they showed big fighting spirit and passion. So they jumped to the play-off position and have decent chances again to stay in the league. Hansa haven't been very successful away from home (1-5-8), but at least lost only one of the last four away matches. FC Energie Cottbus v FC Hansa Rostock
2. Bundesliga: Round 30
Date: 10 April 2012 - 17:30 CET
Stadium: Stadion der Freundschaft, Cottbus
Defenders: Bittroff, Hünemaier, Möhrle, Ziebig
Midfielders: Kruska - Bittencourt, Sörensen, Adlung
Forwards: Rangelov, Fenin
Injured: Brzenska, Ludwig, Schorch
Booked: Roger Rostock:
Defenders: Janecka, Holst, Pannewitz, Blum
Midfielders: Weilandt, Peitz, R. Müller
Forwards: Jänicke, Mintal, Perthel
Injured: Kostal, Lartey, Ziegenbein
Booked: Gusche, Wiemann
The last three matches between both teams finished with a draw. The last time Rostock could win in Cottbus was in 2002.
Last meeting: 28 October 2011, Rostock - Cottbus 1:1
Wins Cottbus: 5
Wins Rostock: 9
|Recent performance (W - Win, D - Draw, L - Lose)
- D/D/D/D/L Rostock
Only defensively Cottbus are doing well these days, up front the penetrating power is missing. Rostock arrive with confidence after two victories. So another draw in this derby wouldn't surprise, a result both sides could live with.
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