2. Bundesliga match preview: Heidenheim versus Nurnberg

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Competition: Germany 2. Bundesliga
Competition: Fri 14.February
Match begins: 17:30 (UTC)
Venue: Voith-Arena (15000 seats)

4th position in the 2. Bundesliga table for Heidenheim so far, a good performance. The home supporters hope for more joy as 12th-placed Nurnberg visits Voith-Arena.

We should expect both teams to be fresh and ready for this match, as there is some time since both teams last played. Let's have a look at how the teams are doing!

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Heidenheim form and stats

6-3-2 (win-draw-lost) are the 2. Bundesliga numbers at home for Heidenheim, who have the most clean sheets (10) in 2. Bundesliga, so far this season.

Nothing to worry about in defence for Heidenheim, as their goalkeeper Kevin Muller has completely shut out the opponents for 184 minutes in the 2. Bundesliga.

Happy days for Heidenheim in their previous game, a 2. Bundesliga match away at Sandhausen (placed 10th) that ended with a 1-0 victory. Preceding that game was the home draw versus Dynamo Dresden that ended 0-0.

The bookmakers consider this a fairly even contest. One could say only the home advantage separates the teams. It could be relevant to look at how Heidenheim have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found 16 matches with the results: Won nine, drawn three and lost four.

The Heidenheim fans have had their share of opportunities to cheer home goals this season, having seen 17 goals in 11 league matches. From these home matches, Heidenheim have conceded only 8 goals.

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Nürnberg form and stats

As the visiting team in 2. Bundesliga matches, Nürnberg have produced an overall stat of 3-2-5 so far.

Nürnberg have succeeded in guarding their own goal lately, led by their goalkeeper Christian Mathenia. It's been 188 minutes since they last conceded in 2. Bundesliga.

Two travels in a row for Nürnberg, whose manager J. Keller could celebrate last time after the 2. Bundesliga win against Osnabrück. Prior to that match, a home win 2-0 against Sandhausen.

As mentioned above, this is an open game with no clear favourite. We have found nine similar matches played by Nürnberg in our archives, and the results are: three wins for Nürnberg, three draws and three defeats.

The travelling fans enjoy Nürnberg's attacking play in away games, having scored 17 goals in 10 league matches away. For Nürnberg, more than two goals on average per game end up in their own net.

Head 2 Head

The teams have played each other before this season, with the result Nürnberg - Heidenheim 2-2 entered in the official records. Last nine meetings between the teams: Heidenheim won three, Nürnberg won four and two draws. six games with over 2,5 goals, three matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

HeidenheimT. Kleindienst
T. Kleindienst
8 goals
NürnbergR. Hack
R. Hack
7 goals
HeidenheimR. Leipertz
R. Leipertz
6 goals

Heidenheim missing players

Nürnberg missing players

Heidenheim Nürnberg
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
21 11 3 Played P 3 10 21
9 6 1 Won W 0 3 6
7 3 1 Drew D 1 2 7
5 2 1 Lost L 2 5 8
28 17 3 Scored S 2 17 30
21 8 3 Conceded C 7 20 38
86% 82% 67% Over 0.5 O 0.5 67% 90% 95%
62% 55% 33% Over 1.5 O 1.5 67% 70% 81%
48% 45% 33% Over 2.5 O 2.5 67% 70% 52%
33% 36% 33% Over 3.5 O 3.5 67% 70% 52%
5% 9% 33% Over 4.5 O 4.5 33% 40% 24%
43% 27% 33% BTTS BTTS 67% 60% 57%
48% 64% 67% Clean Sheets C S 33% 40% 33%
24% 27% 33% Failed to Score F T 33% 10% 14%
 
5.6 5.7 8.3 Corners for (avg) C F 4 4.2 5.2
5.5 5.3 1 Corners against (avg) C A 7 5.4 4.7
1.3 0.6 0.3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.7 2.3 2
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 1 2
 
246 148 38 Total Shots T S 30 126 313
83 51 12 Shots on Target S O 8 45 95
34% 33% 25% Goal Efficiency G E 25% 38% 32%
Key stats in 2. Bundesliga this season:
  • Heidenheim has the fewest conceded goals in the first half (6)
  • Heidenheim has the fewest dropped points from leading position (0)
  • Heidenheim has the fewest scored goals in the first half (6)
  • Heidenheim has the most clean sheets (10)
  • Heidenheim has the most clean sheets (7) at home
  • Heidenheim have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded at home.
  • Nürnberg have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Nürnberg have won significantly less corners away then at home.

  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 21 11 8 2 43 21 10 4 5 1 20 10 11 7 3 1 23 11 22 41
2 Hamburger SV 21 11 7 3 45 21 10 8 1 1 25 6 11 3 6 2 20 15 24 40
3 Stuttgart 21 11 5 5 37 25 11 9 0 2 24 8 10 2 5 3 13 17 12 38
4 Heidenheim 21 9 7 5 28 21 11 6 3 2 17 8 10 3 4 3 11 13 7 34
5 Greuther Fürth 21 9 4 8 31 27 10 6 1 3 15 11 11 3 3 5 16 16 4 31
6 Holstein Kiel 21 8 6 7 34 32 10 3 4 3 14 15 11 5 2 4 20 17 2 30
7 Erzgebirge Aue 21 8 6 7 29 30 10 7 3 0 20 9 11 1 3 7 9 21 -1 30
8 Jahn Regensburg 21 8 5 8 33 36 10 5 2 3 17 15 11 3 3 5 16 21 -3 29
9 Osnabrück 21 7 6 8 28 25 11 5 2 4 16 10 10 2 4 4 12 15 3 27
10 Sandhausen 21 6 9 6 24 24 11 4 5 2 15 13 10 2 4 4 9 11 0 27
11 Darmstadt 98 21 5 11 5 26 30 10 2 7 1 15 14 11 3 4 4 11 16 -4 26
12 Hannover 96 21 6 7 8 27 34 10 1 6 3 11 17 11 5 1 5 16 17 -7 25
13 Nürnberg 21 6 7 8 30 38 11 3 5 3 13 18 10 3 2 5 17 20 -8 25
14 Bochum 21 5 8 8 34 39 11 3 6 2 24 22 10 2 2 6 10 17 -5 23
15 St. Pauli 21 5 7 9 26 29 11 5 3 3 17 11 10 0 4 6 9 18 -3 22
16 Wehen Wiesbaden 21 5 6 10 24 38 11 2 3 6 10 23 10 3 3 4 14 15 -14 21
17 Karlsruher SC 21 4 8 9 29 41 10 3 3 4 17 20 11 1 5 5 12 21 -12 20
18 Dynamo Dresden 21 4 5 12 20 37 11 4 2 5 13 15 10 0 3 7 7 22 -17 17

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The 2. Bundesliga (Zweite Bundesliga) is the second level of German professional football. Like the Bundesliga it has 18 clubs playing a total of 306 fixtures to decide the final league table. The two top teams are promoted while number three has to qualify through a playoff. Two or three teams are relegated through a similar system.