PREVIEW: WEEKEND GERMAN ACTION
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MATHEW WAGNER - Friday, August 10, 2012
Royal-Dominique Fennell will take place in his first-ever Stuttgart derby, while Matt Taylor and Preußen Münster try to continue their hot start to the season.

VfB Stuttgart II - Stuttgarter Kickers

Royal-Dominique Fennell should start for the Kickers in this rivalry game against neighboring VfB Stuttgart II.

Jerome Kieswetter will probably not play for VfB.

The squads haven't faced off on any level since Feb. 2, 2009, with VfB Stuttgart winning 3-0. At the end of that season, Kickers were relegated into the Regionalliga Süd, however after winning the German fourth division, they are back in the 3.Bundesliga and are eager to rekindle the rivalry with VfB Stuttgart's reserve team.

VfB Stuttgart has enjoyed a nice start to the season, sitting in seventh place through four games. The Kickers, meanwhile, have struggled, sitting in 18th place with two points.

Defender Fabian Gerster looks likely to miss again for Kickers, as he continues to recover from a heel injury.

VfB Stuttgart is not reporting any injuries at this time.

SV Wehen Wiesbaden - Preußen Münster

Matt Taylor should once again start for Münster, as the team searches for fourth win in its fifth game.

The on-fire forward has scored three goals thus far, tied for second best in the league. His goal-scoring prowess has been a big reason why Münster sits in third place.

Wiesbaden currently occupy in 11th place on five points and a balanced goal differential.

Münster will be without defender Clement Halet, who is recovering from adductor muscle problems.

Wiesbaden is not reporting any injuries at this time.

Wacker Burghausen - SV Darmstadt 98

Preston Zimmerman should start for Darmstadt Saturday, as the team hopes to rebound from a midweek loss.

After beating Münster last weekend, Darmstadt slipped up 3-1 against Chemnitzer on Wednesday. Following the loss, Darmstadt dropped to 14th place.

Burghausen has struggled so far in the young season, sitting in 17th place. The team did defeat Chemnitzer, 2-1, just last weekend.

Forward Marcus Steegmann still has not recovered from his hernia injury and likey is out for Darmstadt.

Burghausen is not reporting any injuries at this time.

Notes

American Alfredo Morales will hope to make Hertha Berlin's lineup against FSV Frankfurt on Sunday.

Andrew Wooten looks to make Kaiserslautern's lineup, as the team travels to Aalen Friday.
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