GERMANY: 3. Liga

Wehen – UnterhachingIn 1 2.10 1-0 win

Round 3 of the German 3.Liga Wehen Wiesbaden hosts the newcomers Unterhaching. The hosts couldn`t have started the league better as they sit on top of the table with 6 points. They won over Lotte at home 1:0 and Osnabruck away with 4:0. Wehen has not changed much as the players left were not key ones. Some notable names have come however to add more width. Attacker Diawusie came on loan from RB Leipzig, midfielder Andrist from Hansa Rostock, RB Kuhn from Sandhausen. So far the team works well on both ends scoring 5 and conceding none. Wehen was 7`th last year being equaly strong at home and away. By transfermarkt Unterhaching has one of the lowest budgets in the league and Wehen has one of the largest. When the team is whole Unterhaching should do well but with some regulars injured or suspended the team should suffer. Unterhaching had a fantastic season last year with 20 points to spare at the end. They had only 1 loss all season and showed great stabilty. The team is practically unchaged with the captain Welzmüller still injured and the only important departure is the keeper Marinovic who left MLS. Most of the arrivals came from the lower ranks. Unterhaching didn`t have a great deal of defending to do last year but that has changed. Already in the first match they were defeated cleanly by one of the league worst teams last season Werder II. They stood no chance in that match and were exposed numerous times. Things have changed at home where though being behind a couple of times Haching managed to beat Kalsruhe 3:2. I believe they will pick most of the points at home this season. They showed fighting spirit and they will surely need it on this tough ground against the high flying opponent. The hosts will miss Lorch, Schwadorf and Andrich Pezzoni. Unterhaching may be over ther heads in this league and the future will show. Against the strong opponent they should lose again.