Dynamo Dresden – MSV Duisburg – This is the last duel of the first round of the 2. Bundesliga, and it is interesting that these two rivals also played against each other in first round of previous season, that in the end was more successful for Duisburg, since they finished at seventh position, and Dynamo with seven points less struggled to stay in the league. Above mentioned duel from last season they also played in Dresden and home team Dynamo won with 1:0, but once second part of the season started Duisburg returned them with 2:0. In new season Dynamo have some bigger ambitions and individually higher quality team.
Dynamo Dresden vs MSV Duisburg begins 06.08.2018. at 20:30 CET.
Last season was a big disappointment for Dynamo, since they never hoped they would end at the lower part of the table, to be exact at the position that is too close to the relegation zone, and in the end, they only had one point more than this position. They played finish of the season especially bad, they only won one game in last eight rounds. Therefore, it might be said that they were not badly endangered considering that they ruined their placement in the very finish of the season, but in total they were bad, and they spent most of the time in the lower part of the table.
Even with all that they did not change their coach Neuhaus, who once again got new chance and once again has a team that should be much higher on the table. Midfielder Hauptmann left the team, same as players who were on the loan, like Seguin or goalkeeper Schwabe, but attackers Roser and Kone are still there, and the brought some side players Wahlqvist and Hamalainen, and stopper Dumic.
Probable lineups Dynamo: Schubert – J. Muller, Hartmann, Dumic – Wahlqvist, Benatelli, Ebert, Hamalainen – Duljevic, Roser, Kone
Last season Duisburg was also right next to the position that leads to the higher rank of the competition and next to the position that might lead to third rank of the league as well, bet they were never in either one of the zones. It is of course obvious how oscillating last season was for them. They wandered between 4th and 16th place, and they had one line of seven matches without defeat in a row, but also one line of seven matches without victory in a row. But in the finish, they played four matches that they did not lose, and they finished on 7th position.
Ilia Gruev remain their coach and they also managed to keep some of their best players, but not goalkeeper Flekken, who went to Freiburg, while veteran Bajic said goodbye. New goalkeeper is Mesenholer, and new stopper is Neumann. Attackers Verhoek and Sukuta-Pasu are also reinforcement for team, but they can hardly push Tashchy out. He was the first scorer of the team last season and Stoppelkamp and Wolze followed him marvelously, so in offence section coach Gruev will rely on trusted names, at least in the beginning.
Probable lineups Duisburg: Mesenholer – Wiegel, Neumann, Bomheuer, Wolze – Frode – Cauly, Gartner, Schnellhardt, Stoppelkamp – Tashschy
Dynamo Dresden vs MSV Duisburg PICK
It is hard to say who is better at the very beginning of the season, but Dynamo will certainly have a lot of support at home field in this match, so we will also give that some advantage considering they are a bit higher quality individually, so at least, they should not lose this match.
Pick: Asian Handicap 0 Dynamo Dresden
Odds: 1.62 at betvictor (down to 1.56 can be played)
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