Nürnberg and Karlsruher SC measure forces in Grundig-Stadion, in a match for the 7 th day of the 2. Bundesliga. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 1 victory and 2 draws in the last 3 matches. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 31‑03-2017, in a match for the 2. Bundesliga that ended Nürnberg’s victory for (2‑1). The goals of the match were scored by T. Kempe (65 ‘and 70’), for Nürnberg, and Y. Sallahi (24 ‘), for Karlsruher SC. In this match the home factor may be decisive, since both teams have considerable differences in the results won at home and as a visitor.
After 2 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses, the home team is currently in 10th position, with 8 points won. In their last match, they tied with Darmstadt 98 out by (3‑3), after in the previous match they had drawn by (2‑2) at home, in a match against Heidenheim. This is a team that curiously conquers more positive results as a visitor than at home, since in the last 30 matches it records 5 wins, 2 draws and 8 losses as a visitor, with 23 goals scored and 23 suffered; against 3 wins, 7 draws and 5 losses in his stadium, with 17 goals scored and 24 suffered. In the last 10 games played at home for all competitions, the Nürnberg won 3, drew 4 and lost 3. Their attack has scored regularly, as they scored goals in 5 of the last 6 games for this competition. In the last 5 home games for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: he suffered 3 of his 7 goals between minutes (76′ ‑ 90 ‘).
So far, Nuremberg has performed well and knows that it can show more than that. The central part of the table is little for this team and is determined to fight for the first places. So, no matter where you play, good results will always try to achieve them. Of course, this is not going to be easy, but it only depends on yourself and how you will behave throughout the game. In this match, Mikael Ishak, Asger Sörensen, Oliver Sorg, Virgil Misidjan, Ondrej Petrak, Adam Zrelak, Nikola Dovedan, Fabian Schleusener, Iuri Medeiros and Alexander Fuchs will be absent, for being in the medical department.
After 3 wins and 3 losses, the visiting team is currently in 8th position, with 9 points won. In their last game, they won Sandhausen at home by (1‑0), after in the previous game they lost out, in a match against Osnabrück, by (3‑0). This is a team that curiously conquers more positive results as a visitor than at home, since in the last 30 matches it records 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses as a visitor, with 28 goals scored and 14 suffered; against 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses in his stadium, with 28 goals scored and 19 suffered. In its last 10 away matches Karlsruher SC records 6 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 5 of the last 6 games, so he has not presented great defensive strength, but his attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 5 of the last 6 games for this competition.
Avoiding the descent remains the main objective of the Karlsruher, but at the same time wants to have a quiet campaign as well. Therefore, he knows that he will have to work throughout the championship to achieve what he wants. He hopes to always show his potential, either playing at home or outside his domains, because he knows he needs to score points in as many games as possible. This round will not be different and that is why he hopes to play good football, to celebrate a good result at the end of the match. In this match, Sven Müller and Damian Roßbach will be absent, because they are in the medical department.