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Karlsruhe line up against visiting opponents Osnabruck at Wildparkstadion in this Bundesliga 2 meeting on Saturday.
All Karlsruhe v Osnabruck game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below (including the best match odds).
Karlsruhe prepare for this game coming off the back of a 2-2 Bundesliga 2 draw against SC Paderborn 07.
In that game, Karlsruhe managed 50% possession and 19 attempts on goal with 5 on target. For Karlsruhe, goals were scored by Philipp Hofmann (2') and Babacar Guèye (92'). SC Paderborn 07 got 11 shots at goal with 5 on target. Dennis Srbeny (53') and Chris Führich (69') scored for SC Paderborn 07.
In their prior 6 games, Christian Eichner's Karlsruhe have hit the target a total of 6 times - an average number of goals per match equal to 1.
A look at their previous results shows us that Karlsruhe:
- have not been beaten in the league by Osnabruck in their last 2 games.
- are undefeated in their previous 2 league matches at home.
- are without a win at home for the past 4 matches in the league. Their supporters are understandably frustrated.
Following on from being beaten in their last game against St. Pauli in Bundesliga 2 action, Osnabruck and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that match, Osnabruck had 38% possession and 12 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. The scorer for Osnabruck was Marc Heider (79'). For their opponents, FC St. Pauli got 16 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Guido Burgstaller (51') and Omar Marmoush (65') scored for St. Pauli.
The numbers tell their own story, and Osnabruck have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, conceding 11 goals in all. At the back, Osnabrück can certainly do much better.
Coming into this contest, Osnabruck are without an away win for the past 5 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking at their prior head-to-head meetings dating back to 14/02/2018 shows us that Karlsruhe have won 3 of these and Osnabruck 1, with the tally of draws being 2.
A combined sum of 12 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 6 for Karlsruhe and 6 netted by Osnabrück. That is an average goals per game value of 2.
The previous league game featuring these clubs was Bundesliga 2 match day 10 on 05/12/2020 which ended up with the score at Osnabruck 1-2 Karlsruhe.
The referee was Patrick Ittrich.
Team News: Karlsruhe
Almost everyone can be considered, as there’s just a single fitness concern for the Karlsruhe boss Christian Eichner to be concerned with from a near full-strength group of players. Dirk Carlson (Fatigue fracture) misses out.
Team News: Osnabruck
With a completely injury-free squad available to select from, Osnabruck boss Markus Feldhoff does not have any fitness concerns at all coming into this game.
It looks to us that Karlsruhe will more than likely score more than once when they come up against Osnabruck, who could well struggle scoring.
We reckon that it will be a fairly comfortable 2-0 winning margin for Karlsruhe at the conclusion of the game.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Wildparkstadion (29,699)
Captain: Jérôme Gondorf
Chairman: Holger Siegmund-Schultze
Manager: Christian Eichner
Competitions: Bundesliga 2 position 5
⭐ Key Man: Philipp Hofmann
Regularly played in the Striker position, Philipp Hofmann was born in Arnsberg, Germany. After making a first senior appearance for SC Paderborn 07 in the 2012 - 2013 season, the accomplished Forward has scored a sum of 10 league goals in the Bundesliga 2 2020 - 2021 season so far from a total of 24 appearances.