VfR Aalen - Eintracht Braunschweig
Efficiency has been the key to Braunschweig's perfect start to the season with just four goals enough to give them three wins out of three games. By comparison, Aalen scored four in their first game of the season, but they have added only two goals since then to fall three points behind their opponents this weekend.
Coach Ralph Hasenhüttl has paid tribute to his side's opponents, saying they are "an excellent team with deep-rooted structures" and he knows that his side will be put to the test. "We are going to have to be very patient," he said. Aalen's home record against Braunschweig will fill them with confidence though - their guests have not scored on their last two visits to the Scholz Arena while they have only picked up one point. That should change on Saturday, though, according to their coach Torsten Lieberknecht. "We are heading to Aalen with the aim of getting something," he said. "We are capable of beating anybody."
1. FC St. Pauli - SV Sandhausen
St. Pauli's second home game of the season is a major test for the club, who sit just above the relegation zone with just two points from the first three games of the campaign. Their coach Andre Schubert expects them to pass that test against SV Sandhausen by getting back to the basics. "It is important that we are compact and play like a unit again," he said. "We need actions, not words."
Fabio Morena probably did not expect to be ahead of his former club when he made his first return to the Millerntor as Sandhausen captain, but that is the case after the league's newcomers picked up five points from their first three matches. He spent nine years with Pauli before leaving this summer and comes back with fond memories that he will have to put to one side for the day. "Promotions in 2007 and 2010 and the cup successes in 2005/06 were my sporting highlights," he said. "But we want to get something out of this game."