Karlsruhe will visit Max-Morlock-Stadion on Friday for the Bundesliga 2 fixture with hosts Nuremberg.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Nuremberg v Karlsruhe can be found here including the latest game odds.
Nuremberg head into this fixture following on from a 2-2 Bundesliga 2 tied result against St. Pauli.
For Nuremberg, the scorers were Manuel Schäffler (8') and Johannes Geis (49'). Rodrigo Zalazar (28') and Daniel Buballa (78') scored for St. Pauli.
It has not been often in recent times that Nuremberg have kept a clean sheet. The facts show that Nürnberg have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 12 goals on the way.
Going into this one, Nuremberg haven't been beaten in the league by Karlsruhe in their last 4 games.
Karlsruhe come into this game after a 3-0 Bundesliga 2 win to defeat SV Sandhausen in their last fixture.
For Karlsruhe, the scorers were Philipp Hofmann (3'), Dominik Kother (30') and Christoph Kobald (46').
The stats don’t lie, and Karlsruhe have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 6 goals in all. At the back, Karlsruhe can certainly do much better. We shall soon find out if that trend will end up being sustained into this next match.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Karlsruhe:
- have left without a victory over Nuremberg in away games against them for the last 4 league games. They'll be keen to stop this run.
- are without a win away from home in their last 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
An examination of their most recent head-to-head clashes stretching back to 02/11/2015 tells us that Nuremberg have won 3 of these games & Karlsruhe 1, with the number of drawn results standing at 2.
12 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 8 for Nürnberg and 4 for Karlsruhe. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.
Team News: Nuremberg
Virgil Misidjan (Syndesmotic ligament tear), Patric Klandt (Achilles tendon rupture), Hanno Behrens (Corona virus) and Paul-Philipp Besong (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are unavailable for Nürnberg boss Robert Klauß.
Team News: Karlsruhe
Due to a completely injury-free group available for selection, Karlsruhe manager Christian Eichner has zero fitness worries at all ahead of this clash.
We’re of the view that Karlsruhe might need a bit of good fortune to score against this Nuremberg team who should end up scoring and staying ahead.
We therefore fancy a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 1-0 victory for Nuremberg when the referee blows for full-time.
Let’s see how it plays out.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Max-Morlock-Stadion (50,000)
Captain: Hanno Behrens
Chairman: Robert Palikuca & Niels Rossow
Manager: Robert Klauß
Competitions: Bundesliga 2 position 12, DFB-Pokal (First Round)