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Osnabruck take on visiting side Magdeburg at Bremer Brücke in the Bundesliga 2 fixture on Saturday.
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Osnabruck will be looking for an improved result here following a 3-2 Bundesliga 2 defeat last time out to Eintracht Braunschweig.
In that match, Osnabruck managed 62% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 3 on target. For Osnabruck, the goals were scored by Mickaël Cuisance (45') and Erik Engelhardt (87'). On the other side, Eintracht Braunschweig had 18 attempts at goal with 9 of them on target. Johan Gómez (11'), Anton Donkor (71') and Ermin Bičakčić (98') scored for Eintracht Braunschweig.
It has been all too rare in recent times that Osnabruck have kept a clean sheet. It will be a concern for them that Osnabruck have been scored against in 6 of their previous 6 games, leaking 13 goals in the process.
Their past results show that Osnabruck:
- have not emerged victorious against Magdeburg in their last 5 league matches.
- have not won at home in their last 3 league games.
Since tasting defeat last time out to Hansa Rostock in Bundesliga 2 competition, Magdeburg and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that match, Magdeburg had 69% possession and 17 attempts at goal with 8 of them on target. For Magdeburg, the goalscorers were Herbert Bockhorn (4') and Connor Krempicki (86' Own goal). Hansa Rostock had 14 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Dennis Dressel (46') scored for Hansa Rostock.
Magdeburg have seen success in front of goal leading up to this encounter, having scored 7 goals in their last 6 matches. This doesn’t mask the fact that Magdeburg can also improve defensively after being scored against in 6 of those same outings. That kind of pattern isn’t assured to be continued here, though.
A look at their previous results shows us that Magdeburg:
- haven't been defeated by Osnabruck in away games against them for the last 2 league games.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 5 league matches.
Head to head
Looking over their most recent head to head meetings stretching back to 13/08/2016 shows that Osnabruck have won 1 of these and Magdeburg 5, with the number of drawn results being 0.
In all, 21 goals were produced between them in this period, with 5 for Osnabrück and 16 netted by Magdeburg. That is an average goals per game value of 3.5.
The last league encounter featuring these clubs was 3rd Liga match day 38 on 14/05/2022 when it finished Osnabruck 1-5 Magdeburg.
The match was refereed by Bastian Dankert.
Team News: Osnabruck
The Osnabruck boss Tobias Schweinsteiger will be grateful not to have any fitness concerns to speak of coming into this game with a completely injury-free group available to choose from.
It looks as if Osnabruck should line up in a 4-3-3 formation for this game with Lennart Grill, Bashkim Ajdini, Maxwell Gyamfi, Niklas Wiemann, Florian Kleinhansl, Lukas Kunze, M. Thalhammer, Robert Tesche, Noel Niemann, Erik Engelhardt and Christian Conteh.
Team News: Magdeburg
Magdeburg boss Christian Titz has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Jean Hugonet (Fitness), Jason Ceka (Torn ankle ligaments), Julian Pollersbeck (Back problems), Eldin Dzogovic (Muscle injury) and Mohammed El Hankouri (Fitness) are not ready for selection. Daniel Elfadli is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
We believe Magdeburg could decide to play in a 3-4-3 formation by sending out Dominik Reimann, Cristiano Piccini, Andi Hoti, Daniel Heber, Herbert Bockhorn, Amara Conde, Connor Krempicki, Silas Gnaka, Ahmet Arslan, Jan Luca Schuler and Baris Atik.
When taking all factors into account, Magdeburg have the ability to be able to create a high number of chances and successful shots on target.
Conversely, Osnabruck may well find it hard to break down their defence but we do see them seeing enough of the ball to score, too.
We reckon that it will be a 1-3 winning score for Magdeburg at the end of the match.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Bremer Brücke (16,000)
Captain: Timo Beermann
Chairman: Holger Elixmann
Manager: Tobias Schweinsteiger
Competitions: Bundesliga 2 position 18
⭐ Key Player: Mickaël Cuisance
Mostly taking to the field in the Centre Midfield position, Mickaël Cuisance was born in Strasbourg, France. Having made his senior debut playing for Borussia Mönchengladbach in the 2017 - 2018 season, the skilful Midfielder has bagged 2 league goals in this 2. Bundesliga 2023 - 2024 campaign to date from a total of 8 appearances.