Monday, 30 April 2007

3 pts HANSA ROSTOCK 1.48/1 ( Betfair) v Rot-Weiss Essen Bundesliga 2

A fascinating clash with both teams fully after the maximum points. For the first time all season, Hansa's promotion hopes are threatened with three teams lying a point behind them. After their moderate first half performance at home to KSC last week there can be no complaints about the final outcome, though they did put up a much better showing in the second half. Essen are struggling for survival in Bundesliga 2, and with a four point gap betweem them and safety it could be do or die for them tonight. This could be pretty frantic with lots of gaps appearing but there is a big class difference between these two sides, and Essen will need to have more steel than Krupps' to overcome the guests here. Hansa must be supported at the odds currently available.

RW Essen 0 Rostock 0 - 3pts