Home advantage could prove decisive in Nürnberg - Erzgebirge Aue battle

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Competition: Germany 2. Bundesliga
Competition: Fri 22.May
Match begins: 16:30 (UTC)
Venue: Max-Morlock-Stadion (50000 seats)

Struggling Nürnberg will be hoping to pull off an upset when they welcome high-flying Erzgebirge Aue in the upcoming league round. It’s 15th vs 6th and the home crowd will have moderate expectations.

Nürnberg and Erzgebirge Aue should both be in good shape for this meeting, as there's been enough days for both of them to train and rest since their last matches.

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Nürnberg form and stats

Nürnberg have played 13 2. Bundesliga games at their own stadium so far this season, resulting in 3-5-5 (wins-draws-losses). Two defeats in a row at home hurts for Nürnberg, their manager J. Keller and the supporters. There are certain expectations for improvement.

Nürnberg are anxiously hoping for a goal as it's been 196 minutes since the last one in league fixtures. (Scored by P. Erras).

In their previous game, the manager J. Keller led his Nürnberg to a defeat in the 2. Bundesliga match away at St. Pauli. The manager is hoping to put things right immediately here at Max-Morlock-Stadion. Preceding that match was the home game against Hannover 96 that was lost 0-3.

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 Nürnberg have performed under similar circumstances, so here are some numbers: When modest favourites like this (we found ten games) they have won two times, drawn five and lost three.

The manager J. Keller will start preparations for the next game as soon this is finished, as the hosts are going to Jahn Regensburg in only four days.

The Nürnberg fans would probably like to see some more goals scored at their own stadium in the league, the tally being 14 in 13 matches. With more than 1,5 conceded goals on average, the Nürnberg defense is not exactly impregnable. 23 goals conceded from 13 games. You can find more goal stats on the Statistics tab above.

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Erzgebirge Aue form and stats

Erzgebirge Aue have only collected 7 points from their away games in the 2. Bundesliga, after 1-4-8 (13 played). Travelling has not been lucrative for the away team as they have returned home without a win in twelve away games in a row.

Impressive finishing from Florian Krüger, Dimitrij Nazarov and Malcolm Cacutalua secured the home win 3-1 against Sandhausen in their previous game. It was a defeat before that one as the away game against Dynamo Dresden wasn't a success with a 1-2 loss.

Erzgebirge 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 six defeats. From a total of 13 matches.

The visitors are returning home after this fixture, hosting Darmstadt 98 in just four days.

Many goals are not expected from the visiting Erzgebirge Aue as they have only managed to score 10 times from 13 away games in the league. In the opposite end, Erzgebirge have conceded 23 goals in their away games.

Head 2 Head

The last H2H meeting was Erzgebirge Aue - Nürnberg 4-3, played this season. As for the last eight games between these two teams, there's six Nürnberg victories, zero draws and two Erzgebirge Aue wins. Over/under statistics; six of these games ended with three goals or more, two matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

Erzgebirge AueD. Nazarov
D. Nazarov
9 goals
Erzgebirge AueJ. Hochscheidt
J. Hochscheidt
8 goals
NürnbergR. Hack
R. Hack
7 goals

Nürnberg missing players

Erzgebirge Aue missing players

Nürnberg Erzgebirge Aue
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
26 13 3 Played P 5 13 26
7 3 0 Won W 0 1 10
8 5 1 Drew D 3 4 7
11 5 2 Lost L 2 8 9
34 14 3 Scored S 4 10 37
46 23 11 Conceded C 6 23 35
96% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 80% 92% 88%
77% 92% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 60% 77% 73%
54% 46% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 40% 46% 54%
46% 31% 100% Over 3.5 O 3.5 20% 31% 38%
19% 8% 33% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 8% 15%
54% 54% 67% BTTS BTTS 60% 46% 54%
31% 23% 0% Clean Sheets C S 20% 15% 27%
19% 23% 33% Failed to Score F T 40% 46% 31%
 
4.9 5.8 6.7 Corners for (avg) C F 3.2 3.2 3.3
5 4.2 3.7 Corners against (avg) C A 7.6 7.1 6.4
2 1.8 1.7 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.8 2.8 2.5
5 3 0 Red cards R C 2 3 4
 
374 205 50 Total Shots T S 54 148 318
114 56 13 Shots on Target S O 22 49 113
30% 25% 23% Goal Efficiency G E 18% 20% 33%
Key stats in 2. Bundesliga this season:
  • Erzgebirge Aue have conceded at least twice as many corners as they have won away.
  • Erzgebirge Aue have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored away.
  • Nürnberg has the fewest points from losing position (2)
  • Nürnberg has the most dropped points from leading position (21)
  • Nürnberg haven’t played a single 0-0 game 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 26 14 10 2 51 25 13 6 6 1 23 11 13 8 4 1 28 14 26 52
2 Hamburger SV 26 12 9 5 50 30 12 9 1 2 27 9 14 3 8 3 23 21 20 45
3 Stuttgart 26 13 6 7 42 30 13 10 1 2 27 9 13 3 5 5 15 21 12 45
4 Heidenheim 26 11 8 7 34 29 13 7 4 2 22 11 13 4 4 5 12 18 5 41
5 Greuther Furth 26 10 7 9 39 35 13 7 2 4 21 17 13 3 5 5 18 18 4 37
6 Erzgebirge Aue 26 10 7 9 37 35 13 9 3 1 27 12 13 1 4 8 10 23 2 37
7 Darmstadt 98 26 8 12 6 31 33 13 4 8 1 18 14 13 4 4 5 13 19 -2 36
8 Holstein Kiel 26 9 8 9 40 40 12 3 5 4 15 17 14 6 3 5 25 23 0 35
9 St. Pauli 26 8 9 9 34 32 14 7 4 3 21 12 12 1 5 6 13 20 2 33
10 Jahn Regensburg 26 9 6 11 38 44 13 6 3 4 21 19 13 3 3 7 17 25 -6 33
11 Hannover 96 25 8 8 9 34 37 12 2 7 3 15 19 13 6 1 6 19 18 -3 32
12 Bochum 26 7 10 9 43 45 14 4 7 3 31 27 12 3 3 6 12 18 -2 31
13 Osnabrück 26 7 9 10 33 36 13 5 3 5 18 16 13 2 6 5 15 20 -3 30
14 Sandhausen 26 6 11 9 31 36 13 4 6 3 17 17 13 2 5 6 14 19 -5 29
15 Nürnberg 26 7 8 11 34 46 13 3 5 5 14 23 13 4 3 6 20 23 -12 29
16 Wehen Wiesbaden 26 7 7 12 33 44 13 3 4 6 13 25 13 4 3 6 20 19 -11 28
17 Karlsruher SC 26 6 9 11 35 46 13 4 4 5 20 22 13 2 5 6 15 24 -11 27
18 Dynamo Dresden 25 6 6 13 25 41 13 5 2 6 16 18 12 1 4 7 9 23 -16 24

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