On Saturday afternoon, our second string travels to Duisburg to play VfB Homberg. The promoted side is right in the thick of a relegation battle, while BVB are on an upward curve. Kick-off is at 14:00 CET.
Last weekend will still be fresh in the memory for many Borussia players. After a disappointing 50 minutes and a missed penalty, Mike Tullberg's side trailed 3-0 against Fortuna Duesseldorf II. What followed was 40 outstanding minutes as the Black & Yellows fought back to make it 3-3 and even had the chance to win the game. In the end, BVB had to settle for a draw and stretched their unbeaten run in 2020 to four games.
That run should stay intact against VfB Homberg, a side that has been having a tough campaign so far, having picked up just 14 points from 22 games this season. The gap to relegation safety currently stands at six points. But no points have been picked up so far in 2020, suffering four defeats in four games, scoring just once while conceding 11 goals. However, BVB should not underestimate the promoted side under any circumstances. Just before Christmas, RW Essen experienced Homberg at their best, slipping to a 0-2 defeat in their home stadium.
BVB go into the game with good memories, winning 3-0 in the first meeting of the two sides this season. Back then, goals from the attacking trio of Joseph Boyamba, Chris Führich and Steffen Tigges secured a comfortable win. The most interesting player on the opposing side is probably top scorer Cagaty Kader, who arrived at VfB from the third division in Turkey.