A new era will begin for Carl-Zeiss Jena next Monday. The previous coach Rico Schmitt was released from his duties during the week because those responsible no longer felt as if the entire team was behind the coach, who was only allowed to spend 120 days in office.
Jena vs Zwickau Betting Odds and Predictions
A long-term successor has not yet been decided, so co-trainer René Klingbeil will temporarily head the training. However, the ex-professional does not (yet) have the prospect of being a head coach because he lacks the necessary license. On Monday evening, he will still be in the bottom of the third division. Between Jena and Zwickau, the bookmakers’ odds indicate a close match.
Although the home side are already twelve points behind the saving bank, they should not be completely without chance against the FSV, which is currently still four points ahead of position 17 with regard to relegation fears. The FCC wants to take the last straw and finally give their own fans a home win after three defeats in a row.
Because it is difficult to predict the outcome of the game between Jena and Zwickau, we would tend to choose to place bets on over 2.5 goals. The Enochs-Elf in particular has been a regular part of goal-scoring matches lately. So also on Monday evening?
Jena – Statistics & current form
Rico Schmitt is history at FC Carl-Zeiss Jena. The so-called tennis ball affair was probably the doom for the 51-year-old. When two professionals warmed up with a tennis ball in the run-up to a training session in the cabin, the Chemnitz-born driver drove out of his skin so blatantly that player Marius Grösch even had to cry.
Due to this clearly overly tough reaction of the coach, the team showed solidarity with their colleague, so that those responsible saw no further basis during the week to continue working with Schmitt. After only 120 days, the soccer teacher was dismissed, leaving a vacant position on the relegation candidate’s coaching staff.
René Klingbeil is to take over his duties as head coach on an interim basis. The term of office of the former professional will, however, be limited to 15 days, because only for this long can an official without the valid license train a club from one of the first three professional leagues. In search of a successor, Thuringia still wants to take its time, especially since the new decision-maker will most likely have to initiate a restart in the regional league.
In fact, it would be very surprising if the triple GDR champion could still prevent relegation. Although the blue-yellow-whites were in a similar hopeless position last year and managed the miracle, the fact that a repetition of this scenario succeeds seems utopian, at the moment a whopping twelve points behind the saving bank.
To keep at least a little bit of hope, it would be extremely important to start catching up on Monday evening. Between Jena and Zwickau, a tip on the host should be too risky despite the possible impulse after the change of coach. The often proclaimed home advantage in the Ernst-Abbe sports field is also only conditionally one.
Only one of the ten home games so far this season has been victorious. There were also two division of points and seven defeats. The most recent three matches in front of their own fans were all lost. In all three cases, at least three goals were scored. On average, there are 2.8 goals per home game with FCC participation in the statistics. An empirical basis for our Jena vs. Zwickau prediction for the Over 2.5 is therefore quite given.
Perhaps the biggest plus that brings up the rear on Monday night is the fact that the opponent doesn’t know what to expect. René Klingbeil will undoubtedly make the one or the other system changeover and may also let players in from the start who were more in the second limb under Schmitt.
Personnel there are a few question marks that can only be cleared up shortly before the game begins. Maranda, Zejnullahu and Schau are missing injured. Käuper, Pagliuca and Skenderovic have to watch locked.
Last games from Jena:
⚽️ 01.02.2020 – Braunschweig vs. Jena 1: 1 (3rd league)
⚽️ 01/25/2020 – Jena vs. Münster 1: 2 (3rd league)
⚽️ 01/18/2020 – Jena vs. 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig 2-1 (friendly game)
⚽️ Jan 13, 2020 – Jena vs. Schachter Qaraghandy 2: 3 (friendly game)
⚽️ 01/11/2020 – Jena vs. Budaörs 5: 0 (friendly match)
Zwickau – Statistics & current form
The FSV Zwickau has come out of the winter break very well. In the first two games in the new year, the relegation candidate scored a remarkable four points. In Magdeburg the Saxons won 2-1; at home against the ambitious Munich lions it was after 2 minutes at least 2: 2.
The good impression the Reds and Blue made in the two matches during the week resulted in the contract of trainer Joe Enochs being extended prematurely. The German-American should lead the fortunes of the third division in the long term, even if he has to face other problems compared to the previous season.
If the 2018/2019 Zwickau were still surprising with seventh place in the final table, the East Germans still have to fear the impending relegation, currently four points ahead of position 17. Nevertheless, the development in the club is positive, which is why the highest committees are satisfied with the work of the trainer, who, together with his head of sports Toni Wachsmuth, also wants to provide the structural basis for the future.
Before the FSV should deal with medium-term issues, however, everyday life in the third division is on the agenda. At the Thuringian opponent, the red-whites want to break in a threesome on Monday evening to further free themselves from the dangerous region of the table. The away balance is average at best. Three wins face four draws and four bankruptcies.
More interesting than the Jena vs. Zwickau odds on the outcome of the game are the quotations on the number of hits. At least three goals were scored in seven of the last eight matches involving the Enochs team. In this respect, a game with one or two goals is expected again. There should be no lack of offensive quality, because in six of the past eight matches the Saxons have scored at least two goals.
Sascha Härtel, Elias Huth and Denis Jäpel are injured. Above all, Huth’s loss is particularly difficult, as he leads the internal list of goalscorers with eight goals. With Gerrit Wegkamp, Ronny König and Fabio Viteritti, the Zwickauers still have enough quality to pose major problems for the FCC defense.
Last games from Zwickau:
⚽️ 02.02.2020 – Zwickau vs. 1860 Munich 2: 2 (3rd league)
⚽️ 01/25/2020 – Magdeburg vs. Zwickau 1: 2 (3rd league)
⚽️ 01/17/2020 – Keşlə vs. Zwickau 1: 4 (friendly match)
⚽️ Jan 14, 2020 – Szeged 2011 vs. Zwickau 0: 2 (friendly match)
⚽️ 09.01.2020 – Zwickau vs. Dresden 0: 1 (friendly game)
Jena vs Zwickau Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
So far, the two teams have faced each other five times in the third division. The FSV celebrated three; the FCC after all two wins. The numerous clashes in the former GDR upper league can, however, be neglected. Also interesting: In the third division, the home team won in all five cases. Never fewer than two goals.
Jena vs Zwickau Betting Odds and Predictions
The 23rd matchday in the third division ends on Monday evening with the game Jena against Zwickau. According to the betting odds, the guests from Saxony should have a better chance of winning. Given that in all five direct duels so far the home team has kept the three points at home, we would rather not bet on the outcome of the game.
To make matters worse, from the guests’ point of view, the FCC will start with René Klingbeil as interim coach for the dismissed Rico Schmitt. We therefore expect a motivated host who, considering twelve points behind the saving bank, has little chance of staying in the league.
Jena vs Zwickau Betting odds comparison – 3rd league
🔺 Betting Prediction: Jena
🔺 Betting Odds: 2.80
🔺 Betting Prediction: Draw
🔺 Betting Odds: 3.30
🔺 Betting Prediction: Zwickau
🔺 Betting Odds: 2.50
Key facts – Jena vs Zwickau tips
🔻 Eight of the last nine FCC games ended with more than 2.5 goals
🔻 Seven of the past eight FSV matches saw three or more hits
🔻 The home team won in all five duels to date
What is also striking about both teams is the fact that there have always been some goals in the most recent matches. In the games with Zwickau participation, the Over 2.5 goals was broken in seven out of eight cases. At FCC, this was the case in eight of the last nine games. In this respect, a recommendation for at least three goals is definitely recommended.
So we decide between Jena and Zwickau for the tip that more than two goals will be scored. We can only hope that the east duel can actually take place all over Germany due to the storm warnings.
🔺 Competition: 3rd league
🔺 Date: 10.02.2020
🔺 Betting Prediction: over 2.5 goals
🔺 Betting Odds: 1.87
🔺 Stake: 7/10 units