14 game days! So long it took until the FC Carl Zeiss Jena in the current season of the 3rd League finally celebrating the first victory of the season. Last Sunday at home against Hansa Rostock it was finally time. But the FCC is still the beaten light of the league. The backlog of the saving shore is still ten points.
Whether the first victory of the season was just a straw fire or maybe the starting signal for an unprecedented catch-up, may prove on Friday. Then Jena ran to the opening match of the 15th match day at promoted Viktoria Köln. The right bank of the Rhine have been waiting for a victory for six league games, after they had caused much stir and furore at the beginning of the season.
Before the Friday night game Viktoria Köln vs.. Jena’s bookmakers’ odds do not leave much to be desired. The hosts are the clear favorites. But for us the starting point is far from clear.
Such a burst node as the FCC can release new forces. Finally, we trust Jena to score at least one point in the Sportpark Höhenberg and play against Viktoria Köln.
Promoter Viktoria Cologne had started so furiously in the season. After the 8th matchday, the right bank of the Rhine was in fourth place, just one point behind third place. But since then, the club from the Cologne district Höhenberg the worm is inside. With the 2: 4 at TSV 1860 Munich last Saturday Viktoria is already six league games without a win. In addition there is the first-round finish in the regional cup at the Oberliga side FC Hennef 05.
Coach Pavel Dotchev was very upset about the individual mistakes and the renewed early goals conceded after the defeat at the Munich lions, but very satisfied with the overall performance of his team. It was a fine line between victory, defeat and draw.
In addition, the team, in the view of Coach Dotchev, in the third game in a row has been denied a regular goal. According to the FCVK coach, the goal of Holzweg would have to count to the supposed 1: 2 in the first round after a controversial offside decision.
Now stands for the Cologne again a home game. At the Sportpark Höhenberg, FC Viktoria took only nine of its 20 points. With this home record (2-3-2), the black and white reds are only 13th in the home table.
In the last three home games, it was enough for only three draws. At the game Viktoria Köln vs. Jena would be rewarded with a tip on a renewed draw with betting odds of a maximum of 4.00.
In the away table the men of Coach Dotchev are better with eleven points and sixth place. Against Jena, the coach has to do without the injured Eichmeier, Fritz, Koronkiewicz and Kyere Mensah.
Gottschling missed the game because of his fifth yellow card. Left-back Fabian Holthaus, on the other hand, returned to team training after recovering from a torn fiber.
In Jena last Sunday, after the 3-1 home win of the FCC against Hansa Rostock, huge stones fell from the hearts of those responsible, players and fans. FC Carl Zeiss Jena finally scored their first victory in this season’s third league season on Matchday 14. This Thuringia avoided a new record negative. There have never been 14 games without a win in league three.
Only the Stuttgarter Kickers had needed in the season 2008/09 until Matchday 14 for the first three. How is it going to continue for the men of coach Rico Schmitt? The blue-yellow-white are still the clear tail of the league with a lag of ten points on the saving shore. The preparations for the match against Viktoria Köln on Friday were under the motto “Durchschnaufen und weitergeachen”.
The view is positive in the future. Until the winter break the distance to the first non-relegation place should be shortened to eight points. 169 days without a win had passed since the 4-0 against 1860 on the final day of last season. Coach Rico Schmitt has only been in office in Jena for almost four weeks. He was succeeded by the dismissed Lukas Kwasniok.
The numbers still do not speak for the FCC. Twelve goals scored are the negative value of the league. Above all, the away balance is devastating with seven defeats from seven games and a goal difference of 4:18. With this knowledge falls in the game Viktoria Cologne vs.. Jena a forecast on a points win the guests certainly difficult.
Against Rostock, the city dwellers defended passionately and were effective in the offensive. Attacker Julian Günther-Schmidt could be an option again on Friday. But fall off defender Maximilian Rohr.
Since the coach needs three center-backs in his triple-chain system, this failure hurts especially. In addition, guests in Cologne have to do without Grösch, Kühne, Schorr, Kübler and Zejnullahu.
PREDICTION: Viktoria Koln to win @ 1,67