In the 2nd Bundesliga, the match between 1. FC Nürnberg and VfL Bochum will be played next Sunday, which will be kicked off at 13:30 at the Grundig Stadion. Nuremberg, in particular, had high goals at the start of the season, and the ascent to the German Oberhaus was also in discussion. However, there can be no more talk at the moment. Both teams are in the middle of the table and there is not much going up or down. Nevertheless, both the Bochumern and the Nuremberg would be a good victory, not only to secure the fate in the 2nd Bundesliga.
The ascent premieres of the 1. FC Nürnberg have already flown at the start of the season, after only two points from the first six games. Since the team of coach Alois Schwartz has stabilized and is currently with 29 points and a goal ratio of 35:36 in the eighth place. The gap to third place is nine and the lead to relegation place 16 already eleven points. The current form, however, is growing through. Of the last five matches, only the games against 1. FC Kaiserslautern (2: 1) and 1. FC Heidenheim (3: 2) could be won. Between these two games the FCN conceded against the insolent newcomer Dynamo Dresden a 1: 2-bankruptcy. In the last home game two weeks ago, the Franks were dealing with Eintracht Braunschweig. Against surprisingly weak Brunswickers the FCN made the game and had to cope in the first half nevertheless a setback. However, the Schwartz-elite were not to be puzzled for a long time and were able to equalize shortly after the restart by Abdelhamid Sabiri, who also sealed the 1: 1 final. On the final day of the match, the Nuremberg side were guests at TSV 1860 Munich. In a balanced match, however, the Franks were unable to create their own chances and did not score a goal. But they paid two. The 0: 2 was the first zero number after more than forty league games, in which the 1. FC Nürnberg met at least once.
The VfL Bochum is ranked 13th after the 21st day with 26 points and a goal difference of 29:34. A look at the table top is not worthwhile for the Bochumers, because the residue is already twelve points. However, coach Gertjan Verbeek will always take a look at the table cellar, which is still still in strike distance. The current form of the VfL also reflects the table stand. Only five points have been drawn from the last five games, only one from the last three away games. While they still had a 1-1 draw at FC St. Pauli, the games were lost at Union Berlin (1: 2) and Hannover 96 (1: 2). In the interim home game against the Karlsruhe SC the Verbeek-Elf could only win a 1: 1 draw. Also last weekend, the VfL kicked in front of their own audience and was able to turn the game in the final minutes by hits by Tom Weilandt and Dominik Wydra and earned absolutely three points.