The math is simple: SC Frankfurt can increase their tally to a maximum of 36 points at the weekend if they win the clash between the two teams that have been relegated to the top division against Nuremberg’s HTC. SC80 pursuer Zehlendorf, who has played one game less so far, is now catching up with his two appearances and would ideally have 37 points. For that the wasps have to win their two home games against Wiesbadener THC and Stuttgarter Kickers.
The bottom of the table SC Charlottenburg also plays against the same guests from the south. It’s almost like the last chance for the Berliners to get back to safety with two home wins. The derby between TC Blau-Weiss and TuS Lichterfelde also takes place in Berlin. In the case of Blau-Weiss, the second half of the season has been going well so far with three wins, while TuSLi only got one point, which brought the relegation zone much closer.
In addition, the TG Frankenthal travels to Nuremberg for two games, playing first at the HGN and the next day at the NHTC.
In Group North only Braunschweig and Marienburg have two games at the weekend. Before the direct clash on Sunday, the MSC-Kölner are guests at Klipper Hamburg on Saturday, the BTHC plays in the promoted duel against the Raffelberg club. These three games played by the teams in the last four places in the table could either change or consolidate the situation in the relegation battle, with Braunschweig in particular being under pressure.
At the top of the table, Gladbach and Düsseldorf meet the two best-placed teams. So far, the DSD has been the only team that has been able to defeat the declared promotion favorites GHTC. Düsseldorf would have to repeat their 4-2 win in the first leg if Gladbach’s ten-point lead is to bring a touch of excitement back into the situation.
In addition, Schwarz-Weiss Neuss will play against Blau-Weiss Cologne and Großflottbeker THGC will play Schwarz-Weiss Cologne. From this quartet, at most, BW Köln has pressure to do something for the points account after three defeats from four games in the second half of the season, if the worry about staying up in the league should not become a fear.
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