Meppen coach Ernst Middendorp has to do without six players Evseev (3/2), Sprekelmeyer (2/0), Fedl (1/0), Mißner (1/0), Wessels (1/0), and Gravemann for the away trip to Oldenburg. After the relegation from the 3rd league, Meppen stayed without many key players like Pourie (37/11), Blacha (34/2), Ballmert (33/2), Dombrowka (33/1), Risch (32/4), Fassbender (28/2), Hemlein (26/1), Kraulich (26/1), Mazagg (25/1), Abifade (23/3), Pepic (22/1), Vogt (21/0), Kleinsorge (19/3), Osee (15/0), and some other fringe players. In the opening four rounds, they played three time at home, wining against Hannover II and Drochtersen/Assel, while lost to Bremer and away to Jeddeloh. VfB Oldenburg has collected five points in its five games so far, with a goal difference of 7:9. Coach Benjamin Duda was able to retain many players from the last third division season and has strengthened his team with Ole Käuper from Meppen, and Markus Ziereis from SpVgg Bayreuth. This is a good chance to celebrate the second victory, after 4 winless matches.