3. Liga match prediction: Little separates Meppen and Viktoria Köln in quality

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Competition: Germany 3. Liga
Competition: Sun 18.October
Match begins: 13:00 (UTC)
Venue: Hänsch-Arena (16500 seats)

The 3. Liga league table might not tell the truth so early on, but it's the best truth we have so far. Meppen and Viktoria Köln are placed 16th and 8th respectively.

There should be plenty of energy on the pitch in this game, as both sides have had time to recuperate from their last game. Let's hope both teams are ready to give it all.

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Meppen form and stats

Meppen have less points than they have played home games in the 3. Liga so far. Their two previous attempts here have produced 0 points. We have seen two home losses in a row now for Meppen, who are hoping that the phrase “third time lucky” applies to them.

Meppen are hoping to put things right at home after a defeat in their previous match, the score 1-2 away versus Unterhaching. Before that game, the home loss against Verl with the scoreline 1-2.

This is expected to be a close game, with Meppen perhaps considered small favourites due to their home advantage. Looking back at earlier matches similar to this one (expected to be close with Meppen as a small favourite), we find 13 games. Meppen has won five of these, drawn two and lost six.

The manager C. Neidhardt will start preparations for the next game as soon this is finished, as the hosts are going to Hallescher FC in only three days.

At Hänsch-Arena, Meppen has the goal stats of 2-5 (for/against) from 2 league fixtures.

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Viktoria Köln form and stats

Viktoria Köln are still undefeated on their travels in the 3. Liga. They have only played two games though, winning one and drawing the other.

207 minutes! That's how long the Viktoria Köln goalkeeper Sebastian Mielitz and his defense have shut out their league opponents.

A. Bunjaku and L. Cueto scored in Viktoria's previous match, the home game against Ingolstadt that ended 2-0. Before that one, a nice away victory 2-0 at Magdeburg.

As mentioned above, this is an open game with no clear favourite. We have found four similar matches played by Viktoria Köln in our archives, and the results are: one win for Viktoria Köln, two draws and one defeat.

A quick return to home after this game, as Viktoria are hosting Bayern München II in the 3. Liga only three days away.

It's early days yet, but Viktoria Köln has scored 4 and conceded 2 goals from their travels in the league so far (2 games).

Head 2 Head

Meppen-Viktoria Köln H2H statistics last two meetings regardless of arena: Meppen one win, Viktoria Köln zero wins, one draw. one of these two matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).

Meppen missing players

Viktoria Köln missing players

Meppen Viktoria Köln
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
4 2 1 Played P 1 2 4
1 0 0 Won W 1 1 2
0 0 0 Drew D 0 1 1
3 2 1 Lost L 0 0 1
5 2 1 Scored S 2 4 6
7 5 2 Conceded C 0 2 4
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
100% 100% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 100% 100%
75% 100% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 50% 25%
25% 50% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 50% 25%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
75% 100% 100% BTTS BTTS 0% 50% 25%
25% 0% 0% Clean Sheets C S 100% 50% 50%
0% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 25%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
3 3.5 4 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3 5 2.8
2 1 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
30 15 13 Total Shots T S 11 20 33
14 5 4 Shots on Target S O 2 6 14
36% 40% 25% Goal Efficiency G E 100% 67% 43%
Meppen Last season Viktoria Köln
Total Home   Statistics Stat   Away Total
38 19   Played P   19 38
16 8   Won W   6 14
10 2   Drew D   5 9
12 9   Lost L   8 15
69 35   Scored S   34 65
57 32   Conceded C   41 71
89% 100%   Over 0.5 O 0.5   100% 97%
84% 89%   Over 1.5 O 1.5   95% 87%
66% 68%   Over 2.5 O 2.5   74% 66%
39% 37%   Over 3.5 O 3.5   53% 47%
24% 21%   Over 4.5 O 4.5   37% 32%
63% 63%   BTTS BTTS   74% 63%
26% 16%   Clean Sheets C S   11% 21%
21% 21%   Failed to Score F T   16% 18%
 
0 0   Corners for (avg) C F   0 0
0 0   Corners against (avg) C A   0 0
2.1 2.1   Yellow cards (avg) Y C   2.3 2.3
5 1   Red cards R C   1 1
 
409 226   Total Shots T S   178 356
184 100   Shots on Target S O   82 163
36% 35%   Goal Efficiency G E   41% 40%

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 1860 München 5 3 2 0 11 5 2 1 1 0 5 2 3 2 1 0 6 3 6 11
2 Dynamo Dresden 5 3 1 1 4 4 2 1 1 0 2 1 3 2 0 1 2 3 0 10
3 Unterhaching 4 3 0 1 5 3 2 2 0 0 3 1 2 1 0 1 2 2 2 9
4 Ingolstadt 5 3 0 2 6 5 3 2 0 1 4 3 2 1 0 1 2 2 1 9
5 Hansa Rostock 5 2 2 1 7 6 3 1 2 0 4 2 2 1 0 1 3 4 1 8
6 Saarbrücken 3 2 1 0 7 1 2 2 0 0 6 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 6 7
7 Verl 5 2 1 2 8 6 2 1 0 1 5 3 3 1 1 1 3 3 2 7
8 Viktoria Köln 4 2 1 1 6 4 2 1 0 1 2 2 2 1 1 0 4 2 2 7
9 Waldhof Mannheim 5 1 4 0 9 8 2 0 2 0 6 6 3 1 2 0 3 2 1 7
10 Zwickau 5 2 1 2 7 6 3 1 0 2 4 5 2 1 1 0 3 1 1 7
11 Turkgucu-Ataspor 5 1 3 1 9 8 2 1 1 0 3 0 3 0 2 1 6 8 1 6
12 Wehen Wiesbaden 5 1 3 1 4 3 3 0 2 1 2 3 2 1 1 0 2 0 1 6
13 Bayern München II 5 1 3 1 6 6 3 1 2 0 5 2 2 0 1 1 1 4 0 6
14 Uerdingen 5 1 2 2 4 6 2 0 1 1 1 3 3 1 1 1 3 3 -2 5
15 Magdeburg 5 1 1 3 3 6 3 1 0 2 2 4 2 0 1 1 1 2 -3 4
16 Meppen 4 1 0 3 5 7 2 0 0 2 2 5 2 1 0 1 3 2 -2 3
17 Kaiserslautern 5 0 3 2 3 7 2 0 1 1 1 2 3 0 2 1 2 5 -4 3
18 Hallescher FC 4 1 0 3 2 8 2 0 0 2 0 4 2 1 0 1 2 4 -6 3
19 MSV Duisburg 3 0 2 1 3 5 1 0 1 0 1 1 2 0 1 1 2 4 -2 2
20 VfB Lubeck 5 0 2 3 3 8 3 0 2 1 2 3 2 0 0 2 1 5 -5 2
Last season Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Bayern München II 38 19 8 11 76 60 19 11 4 4 42 28 19 8 4 7 34 32 16 65
2 Wurzburger Kickers 38 19 7 12 71 60 19 11 2 6 36 26 19 8 5 6 35 34 11 64
3 Eintracht Braunschweig 38 18 10 10 64 53 19 10 5 4 35 26 19 8 5 6 29 27 11 64
4 Ingolstadt 38 17 12 9 61 40 19 7 7 5 32 24 19 10 5 4 29 16 21 63
5 MSV Duisburg 38 17 11 10 68 48 19 11 6 2 37 20 19 6 5 8 31 28 20 62
6 Hansa Rostock 38 17 8 13 54 43 19 11 4 4 31 16 19 6 4 9 23 27 11 59
7 Meppen 38 16 10 12 69 57 19 8 2 9 35 32 19 8 8 3 34 25 12 58
8 1860 München 38 16 10 12 63 54 19 9 6 4 35 22 19 7 4 8 28 32 9 58
9 Waldhof Mannheim 38 13 17 8 52 47 19 5 9 5 25 27 19 8 8 3 27 20 5 56
10 Kaiserslautern 38 14 13 11 59 54 19 7 9 3 27 18 19 7 4 8 32 36 5 55
11 Unterhaching 38 12 15 11 50 53 19 5 9 5 23 25 19 7 6 6 27 28 -3 51
12 Viktoria Köln 38 14 9 15 65 71 19 8 4 7 31 30 19 6 5 8 34 41 -6 51
13 Uerdingen 38 12 12 14 40 54 19 5 6 8 21 30 19 7 6 6 19 24 -14 48
14 Magdeburg 38 10 17 11 49 42 19 6 6 7 31 24 19 4 11 4 18 18 7 47
15 Hallescher FC 38 12 10 16 64 66 19 6 7 6 36 32 19 6 3 10 28 34 -2 46
16 Zwickau 38 11 11 16 56 61 19 8 5 6 38 29 19 3 6 10 18 32 -5 44
17 Chemnitzer FC 38 11 11 16 54 60 19 8 6 5 28 21 19 3 5 11 26 39 -6 44
18 Preuen Munster 38 9 13 16 49 62 19 7 6 6 27 30 19 2 7 10 22 32 -13 40
19 Sonnenhof Großaspach 38 8 8 22 33 67 19 3 4 12 17 41 19 5 4 10 16 26 -34 32
20 Carl Zeiss Jena 38 5 8 25 40 85 19 3 3 13 16 33 19 2 5 12 24 52 -45 23

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The 3. Liga (Dritte Liga) is the third division in German football. It consists of 20 teams playing each other home and away for a total of 380 fixtures. The two top teams of the final league table are promoted and number three can promote through a playoff. The bottom three teams are relegated.