Red Bulls look to end streak
"We got two strong players from them and got better as a result," Parkes knows. He is referring to Nico Krämmer and Markus Eisenschmid, who were each German mainstays for the Adler for five years. Since this season, the forwards have increased the quality and depth in our team's squad.
"The game in Mannheim will definitely be special. I lived and played there for five years. Both my children were born there and I still know a lot of guys," says Krämmer. He feels comfortable in Munich - both in the city and in the dressing room. He has already scored for the Red Bulls in the Champions League.
Eisenschmid hopes for goal debut against ex-club
Eisenschmid is still waiting for his first goal in his new jersey. "So far, the luck has been missing. But I have the finishes, which is important," says our number eleven. The game against his old colleagues would be a good time for the goal debut: "The anticipation is great. And I'm glad we're playing in Mannheim so early in the season."
On Sunday, starting at 7 p.m., both want to help end a streak in Mannheim. Since our 2-1 win in February 2020, we had to admit defeat there six times in a row in the DEL. "It's a barometer early in the season. It's going to be interesting. But we're looking forward to it," Parkes explained.
DEL record against Mannheim
Win ratio: 48 percent
Goal difference: 172:185
Last game: MAN vs. RBM: 5:1
Last ten games: N N N N S S N S N
Last ten away games: N N S S N N N N N N