Home advantage could prove decisive in Greuther Fürth - Osnabrück battle

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Competition: Germany 2. Bundesliga
Competition: Sun 20.September
Match begins: 11:30 (UTC)
Venue: Sportpark Ronhof Thomas Sommer (15000 seats)

Greuther Fürth and Osnabrück are ready to show off their new players and skills: It's their first game of the 2. Bundesliga season.

Both teams should be fairly well rested for this game, as they have had some quiet days to prepare. Hopefully this will translate into lots of action on the pitch.

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Greuther Fürth form and stats

The hosts are modest favourites in this match, with the bookmakers estimating the chance of a home win at about 50% +- five percent. It's interesting to look at how Greuther have performed under similar circumstances, so here are some numbers: When modest favourites like this (we found five games) they have won two times, drawn one and lost two.

It's been an intense period of training leading up to this game for Greuther Fürth, who have participated in five training matches. Greuther have won 3 of these, drawn 0 and were beaten in 2 games.

Last season, Greuther Fürth's league statistics were 11 wins, 11 draws and 12 losses, resulting in a 9th position in the 2. Bundesliga. Over these 34 matches they scored 46 goals and conceded 45. Playing at home last season Greuther Fürth managed 7-3-7 (win-draw-lost) with 23 goals and 23 conceded.

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Osnabrück form and stats

Osnabrück are the outsiders in this one, but not by much. Their performance in similar games (being the away team and moderate outsiders) is three wins, four draws and two defeats. From a total of nine matches.

Just as the home team, Osnabrück have been through a few friendly games in the intense training period that just finished. The results from these training matches are 0 Osnabrück wins, 2 draws and 0 losses.

Let's have a look at how Osnabrück performed last season in the 2. Bundesliga: They landed a 13th position in the league table after playing out 9 victories, 13 draws and 12 defeats. In total they scored 46 and conceded 48 goals in these matches. The numbers for away games only are: Won 3 - drew 9 and lost 5 with 20/23 goals scored/conceded.

Head 2 Head

As for the last nine games between these two teams, there's four Greuther victories, three draws and two Osnabrück wins. Over/under statistics; five of these games ended with three goals or more, four matches with two goals or less.

Greuther Fürth missing players

Osnabrück missing players

Greuther Fürth Osnabrück
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
0 0 0 Played P 0 0 0
0 0 0 Won W 0 0 0
0 0 0 Drew D 0 0 0
0 0 0 Lost L 0 0 0
0 0 0 Scored S 0 0 0
0 0 0 Conceded C 0 0 0
0% 0% 0% Over 0.5 O 0.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% BTTS BTTS 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 0%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
0 0 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 0 0
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
0 0 0 Total Shots T S 0 0 0
0 0 0 Shots on Target S O 0 0 0
0% 0% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 0% 0%
Greuther Fürth Last season Osnabrück
Total Home   Statistics Stat   Away Total
34 17   Played P   17 34
11 7   Won W   3 9
11 3   Drew D   9 13
12 7   Lost L   5 12
46 23   Scored S   20 46
45 23   Conceded C   23 48
91% 88%   Over 0.5 O 0.5   88% 88%
82% 82%   Over 1.5 O 1.5   71% 71%
47% 59%   Over 2.5 O 2.5   35% 47%
32% 29%   Over 3.5 O 3.5   35% 38%
9% 6%   Over 4.5 O 4.5   12% 15%
56% 47%   BTTS BTTS   59% 53%
26% 35%   Clean Sheets C S   24% 29%
26% 29%   Failed to Score F T   29% 29%
 
5.2 6.2   Corners for (avg) C F   4.4 4.1
5 3.9   Corners against (avg) C A   6.1 5.6
2.3 1.8   Yellow cards (avg) Y C   2.3 2.1
0 0   Red cards R C   3 6
 
486 270   Total Shots T S   216 440
148 80   Shots on Target S O   70 146
31% 29%   Goal Efficiency G E   29% 32%

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Bochum 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Darmstadt 98 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Eintracht Braunschweig 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Erzgebirge Aue 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Fortuna Dusseldorf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Greuther Fürth 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Hamburger SV 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Hannover 96 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Heidenheim 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Holstein Kiel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Jahn Regensburg 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Karlsruher SC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Nurnberg 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Osnabrück 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Paderborn 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Sandhausen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 St. Pauli 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Wurzburger Kickers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Last season Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Arminia Bielefeld 34 18 14 2 65 30 17 9 7 1 32 12 17 9 7 1 33 18 35 68
2 Stuttgart 34 17 7 10 62 41 17 12 2 3 36 15 17 5 5 7 26 26 21 58
3 Heidenheim 34 15 10 9 45 36 17 11 4 2 32 13 17 4 6 7 13 23 9 55
4 Hamburger SV 34 14 12 8 62 46 17 10 4 3 35 20 17 4 8 5 27 26 16 54
5 Darmstadt 98 34 13 13 8 48 43 17 7 9 1 29 18 17 6 4 7 19 25 5 52
6 Hannover 96 34 13 9 12 54 49 17 6 8 3 27 21 17 7 1 9 27 28 5 48
7 Erzgebirge Aue 34 13 8 13 46 48 17 11 3 3 32 18 17 2 5 10 14 30 -2 47
8 Bochum 34 11 13 10 53 51 17 6 8 3 37 30 17 5 5 7 16 21 2 46
9 Greuther Fürth 34 11 11 12 46 45 17 7 3 7 23 23 17 4 8 5 23 22 1 44
10 Sandhausen 34 10 13 11 43 45 17 5 8 4 20 19 17 5 5 7 23 26 -2 43
11 Holstein Kiel 34 11 10 13 53 56 17 5 6 6 23 24 17 6 4 7 30 32 -3 43
12 Jahn Regensburg 34 11 10 13 50 56 17 8 4 5 29 24 17 3 6 8 21 32 -6 43
13 Osnabrück 34 9 13 12 46 48 17 6 4 7 26 25 17 3 9 5 20 23 -2 40
14 St. Pauli 34 9 12 13 41 50 17 8 6 3 24 14 17 1 6 10 17 36 -9 39
15 Karlsruher SC 34 8 13 13 45 56 17 5 7 5 26 27 17 3 6 8 19 29 -11 37
16 Nurnberg 34 8 13 13 45 58 17 3 7 7 15 31 17 5 6 6 30 27 -13 37
17 Wehen Wiesbaden 34 9 7 18 45 65 17 4 4 9 20 38 17 5 3 9 25 27 -20 34
18 Dynamo Dresden 34 8 8 18 32 58 17 5 4 8 19 24 17 3 4 10 13 34 -26 32

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