Both teams had tough starts after being relegated but Braunschweig is in fine form of late. They won the last 5 matches and for sure enter as favorites in this tie. Braunschweig is placed 8`th on the table with 23 points while Nurnberg is 13`th with 17 points. It seems draw is the least likely result today as both teams played 2 draws in 14 matches. Braunschweig is a solid home side with 4-1-1 while Nurnberg has been one of the worst travelers with 1-1-5 and 7:17 goal difference. But things may change for the better in Nurnberg as the new coach Rene Weiler started the best way with a victory against leaders Ingolstadt 2:1. Of course it remains to be seen if they can translate that game on away ground. Both teams have experienced Bundesliga players in their ranks and with the amount of money Nurnberg spendt they should be promotion material but also these new players need time to feel comfortable with each other. Braunschweig won 4 of the last 5 and 3 of those in away ground but are better at home. They won against lowly Aalen and Sandhausen 2:1 but also shown they can beat much stronger teams like Heidenheim 3:0 and second Darmstadt 2:0.
Braunschweig will miss the suspended midfielder Kessel (10-3).
Nurnberg on the other hand have maybe more importent missings as defender Pinola(9-1) and misfielder Petrak(12-0) are suspended and Gebhart(mid.6-1)and Mlapa(att.11-1)are injured. There was also some concern as striker Sylvestr received a knock in training but he will probably play.
Probable lineups Braunschweig: "Gikiewicz – Henn, Correia, Reichel, Hedenstad – Theuerkauf, Boland – Korte, Zuck – Bakenga, Nielsen"
Probable lineups 1.FC Nurnberg:" Rakovsky – Celustka, Mossmer, Hovland, Ramirez – Polak, R.Koch – Candeias, Schopf, Fullkrug – Sylvestr".
The hosts have not won in the last two meetings against Nurnberg but i feel they have a very good chance to do it today.
||1-0 WON (+8.32 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.