MSV Duisburg v Dynamo Dresden
Duisburg coach Oliver Reckis desperate for a league win after defeats in the opening two games, although victory over Hallescher FC in the first round of the DFB Cup last weekend has lightened the load somewhat. However, that win will count for little if the Zebras do not get their first points on the board on Saturday.
Reck is aware Dresden will provide an even sterner test than VfR Aalen and SSV Jahn Regensburg, who already got the better of his side. "They may not have started the season as they would have liked, but I am convinced that Dynamo and their current team will be able to move into the top third of the league," he said. Dresden appear to be moving in the right direction after beating Chemnitzer FC 3-0 in the cup last weekend.
Energie Cottbus v FC St. Pauli
Cottbus have been heading in the right direction since the end of the summer break with a win and a draw from their first two matches. They now have the chance to move top of the table on Saturday. However, SV Sandhausen exposed their limitations last weekend with a 3-0 win in the first round of the DFB Cup and Energie coach Rudi Bommer is demanding a reaction from his players.
"Nobody has been off sick this week - maybe nobody dared," he said. He will give the same players a chance to make amends for last weekend's defeat. St. Pauli have yet to lose this season, although they have drawn both of their opening Bundesliga 2 fixtures. Their coach Andre Schubert will be hoping to change that statistic in a positive way on Saturday. "If we carry on the way we are going, then we have a good chance of winning in Cottbus," he said.