Another adrenaline-fuelled fixture as Nürnberg welcome Schalke 04

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Competition: Germany 2. Bundesliga
Competition: Sun 15.May
Match begins: 13:30 (UTC)
Venue: Max-Morlock-Platz (50000 seats)

This is shaping out to be an engrossing game as Nürnberg have their supposed home advantage, while Schalke 04 are in front by 11 points in the 2. Bundesliga table.

Insights:
  • Nürnberg have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Schalke 04 have the most scored goals (70) in 2. Bundesliga

Nürnberg are staying put; they can neither be promoted or relegated this season and are fighting only for positions.

Both teams have had ample time to rest since their last game. Let's hope for an energetic match!

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Nürnberg form and stats

Nürnberg have collected 27 points from their 2. Bundesliga home games so far after 8-3-5.

The regulars are hoping that Nürnberg will strike back in this fixture, putting things right after the 0-3 away loss in the match against Holstein Kiel (placed 9th). Handwerker was "man of the match" with a rating of 7.1 out of 10. The defender Handwerker hit four key passes and won 6 of 8 duels.

Before that, Nürnberg played out a draw 1-1 when visiting St. Pauli.

The Nürnberg fans have had their share of opportunities to cheer home goals this season, having seen 25 goals in 16 league matches. Nürnberg have conceded 21 in these home matches.

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Schalke 04 form and stats

The story so far for the visiting team on their 2. Bundesliga travels is 9 wins, 3 draws and 4 defeats. Schalke 04 has been amazing away for a time now, winning four in a row on their travels. The last time they went home with a point loss was against Karlsruher SC.

Schalke had fun at their own home (Max-Morlock-Platz) last time out, beating St. Pauli 3-2. Zalazar and Terodde (2) scored. Schalke 04 can call themselves comeback kings after the match against St. Pauli. Buried deep in trouble at 0-2, the troops rallied and completely turned the match around to a 3-2 victory. Zalazar scored the final goal. Zalazar came off the bench to score the winning goal in the match against St. Pauli last time out, making the manager Büskens feel like a tactical genius. The attacker Terodde got a match rating of 8.4 in that game. Terodde scored two goals and hit two key passes.

Preceding that game was the away victory against Sandhausen with the score of 2-1.

The travelling fans enjoy Schalke 04's attacking play in away games, having scored 30 goals in 16 league matches away.

Head 2 Head

The last head-to-head game ended Schalke 04 - Nürnberg 4-1, earlier this season. As for the last ten games between these two teams, there's two Nürnberg victories, two draws and six Schalke 04 wins. Over/under statistics; seven of these games ended with three goals or more, three matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

Schalke 04S. Terodde
S. Terodde
29 goals
Schalke 04M. Bülter
M. Bülter
10 goals
NürnbergN. Dovedan
N. Dovedan
7 goals

Nürnberg missing players

Schalke 04 missing players

Nürnberg Schalke 04
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
33 16 5 Played P 5 16 33
14 8 2 Won W 2 9 19
9 3 0 Drew D 1 3 5
10 5 3 Lost L 2 4 9
48 25 9 Scored S 7 30 70
47 21 9 Conceded C 4 16 43
91% 88% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
82% 81% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 80% 81% 91%
61% 62% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 40% 56% 70%
36% 31% 40% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 19% 33%
15% 19% 20% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 19% 27%
58% 56% 100% BTTS BTTS 40% 56% 67%
33% 38% 0% Clean Sheets C S 40% 38% 30%
18% 19% 0% Failed to Score F T 20% 6% 3%
 
5.3 5.9 3.8 Corners for (avg) C F 3.6 4.9 5.2
5.9 5.4 7.6 Corners against (avg) C A 7.4 5.6 4.7
1.8 1.7 2.6 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.4 2.1 1.9
2 1 0 Red cards R C 0 0 1
 
14.1 15.1 13.4 Shots (avg) S ( 12.8 15.6 17
4.9 5.2 5.4 Shots on Target (avg) S O 4.2 5.2 6.2
30% 30% 33% Goal Efficiency G E 33% 36% 34%
 
15.2 14.3 16.8 Shots against (avg) S A 18.8 13.9 12.7
4.3 4.1 5.4 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 4.4 3.8 4
Key stats in 2. Bundesliga this season:
  • Nürnberg have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Schalke 04 have the most clean sheets (6) away in 2. Bundesliga
  • Schalke 04 have the most scored goals (70) in 2. Bundesliga
  • Schalke 04 have the the best goal difference (+14) away in 2. Bundesliga
  • Schalke 04 haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Schalke 04 33 19 5 9 70 43 17 10 2 5 40 27 16 9 3 4 30 16 27 62
2 Werder Bremen 33 17 9 7 63 43 16 7 6 3 27 17 17 10 3 4 36 26 20 60
3 Hamburger SV 33 15 12 6 64 33 17 9 6 2 36 17 16 6 6 4 28 16 31 57
4 Darmstadt 98 33 17 6 10 68 46 16 9 3 4 39 23 17 8 3 6 29 23 22 57
5 St. Pauli 33 15 9 9 59 46 16 10 4 2 35 17 17 5 5 7 24 29 13 54
6 Paderborn 33 13 12 8 56 41 17 4 7 6 26 24 16 9 5 2 30 17 15 51
7 Nürnberg 33 14 9 10 48 47 16 8 3 5 25 21 17 6 6 5 23 26 1 51
8 Heidenheim 33 14 7 12 41 45 16 9 4 3 25 18 17 5 3 9 16 27 -4 49
9 Holstein Kiel 33 12 9 12 45 51 17 8 3 6 23 23 16 4 6 6 22 28 -6 45
10 Fortuna Düsseldorf 33 11 11 11 45 40 17 6 6 5 28 21 16 5 5 6 17 19 5 44
11 Karlsruher SC 33 9 14 10 54 53 17 5 9 3 32 26 16 4 5 7 22 27 1 41
12 Hansa Rostock 33 10 11 12 39 49 16 4 5 7 15 22 17 6 6 5 24 27 -10 41
13 Jahn Regensburg 33 10 10 13 50 49 17 6 4 7 31 29 16 4 6 6 19 20 1 40
14 Hannover 96 33 10 9 14 32 47 16 5 6 5 13 17 17 5 3 9 19 30 -15 39
15 Sandhausen 33 9 11 13 39 53 16 3 5 8 16 28 17 6 6 5 23 25 -14 38
16 Dynamo Dresden 33 7 11 15 33 45 16 5 5 6 18 17 17 2 6 9 15 28 -12 32
17 Erzgebirge Aue 33 5 8 20 31 72 17 3 3 11 14 34 16 2 5 9 17 38 -41 23
18 Ingolstadt 33 4 9 20 28 62 17 2 5 10 12 29 16 2 4 10 16 33 -34 21

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