The football clubs SV Waldhof Mannheim and SC Verl meet on the pitch in Germany’s Oberliga Baden-Württemberg this weekend, renewing one of German club football’s classic rivalries. The two sides have played more than 100 matches against each other, with SV Waldhof having won 46 times and SC Verl having won 37 times. There has been little to separate the two sides over the years; indeed, there are just five points between them in the current season’s standings.
The rivalry between SV Waldhof Mannheim and SC Verl is no stranger to the footballing world. Founded in 1919, SV Waldhof Mannheim was one of the original teams from the German Football Association’s regional league. The team became a founding member of the Oberliga Baden-Württemberg in 1945, where it played for 33 years until being relegated in 1978. In 2008, it returned to play at this level for four seasons before another relegation took them back down to 3. Liga, now known as 2. Bundesliga after an expansion of the league’s number of teams.
On February 6th at 18:00 UTC, the SV Waldhof Mannheim will play against SC Verl in an away game at Carl-Benz-Stadion stadium. This is the first time these two teams have faced off since 2008 and it is a rematch of a match that was played in 1936 which resulted in a victory for SVW. The most recent meeting between these two teams occurred in 1993 when SC Verl won 3-2.
The SV Waldhof Mannheim and the SC Verl are two teams that know each other very well. They have played against each other in the past, with the last time being when they were still in the Oberliga Baden-Württemberg. However, since then, they have gone on to different leagues and now meet again as part of a promotion/relegation match where one will be promoted to 3. Liga while the other will be relegated to Bayernliga Nord. It is said that this is a ‘revenge’ game for both teams as their first meeting was when SV Waldhof beat SC Verl 2-0 in an Oberliga Baden-Württemberg fixture back in 2016.
NAME:SV Waldhof Mannheim vs SC Verl
DATE:6 Feb 2023
TIME:18:00 UTC at
VENUE:Carl-Benz-Stadion stadium, Mannheim city, Germany.