• Nurnberg have won just one of their last seven Bundesliga 2 matches.
  • Bochum are unbeaten in their last six Bundesliga 2 games.
  • Bochum have lost just one of their last 13 competitive meetings with Nurnberg.
  • Four of Nurnberg’s 14 home games this season have ended in 1-1 draws.

Nurnberg sluggish on return to action

It was a rollercoaster of an evening for Nurnberg fans on Tuesday, who saw their team take an early lead then go 2-1 down thanks to goals either side of half-time. The night took another dramatic turn in the closing stages as a 90th minute Jahn Regensburg own goal rescued a point for the visitors, but Der Club remain in a perilous situation.

They are 15th in the Bundesliga 2 table, three points above the automatic relegation spots and coming into this game without a win in four matches. Admittedly they have improved in the second half of the season, but we’re predicting a difficult afternoon for them on Saturday.

Bochum on track to avoid relegation battle

Nurnberg face a Bochum side in excellent shape right now. A deserved 2-1 win at home to Holstein Keil in midweek extended their unbeaten streak to six Bundesliga 2 matches, pushing them up to 10th in the table and leaving them well clear of the relegation battle.

Die Unabsteigbaren have picked up results against promotion contenders and relegation worriers alike during this spell, and with confidence on their side it’s surprising to see them touted as the underdogs on Saturday.

History points to the visitors on Saturday

Not only do they have recent form on their side, but past meetings between Nurnberg and Bochum also suggest the visitors will avoid defeat. They have only lost one of their last 13 competitive meetings with Nurnberg, so backing a Bochum win or draw double chance is our choice here.

Three of Bochum’s last six games have ended all square though, and with both of Nurnberg’s fixtures since the return to action ending level we expect a similar outcome on Saturday. The hosts have played out four 1-1 stalemates on home soil this season, so we’re going for that for our correct score prediction.

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