Nürnberg are full of confidence after they picked up four points from their last two matches. They sit only four points off the relegation play-off spot despite a 20-match winless run before. Schalke have to recover from a 2-1 last-minute defeat to Frankfurt last weekend. They sit five points above the relegation play-off spot, but have lost five of their last six matches. Expect this to be a hard-fought game in the battle against relegation.
Nurnberg have only scored 9 of the 24 goals their matches have seen this year, while Schalke have only scored 9 of the 31 total goals in theirs too. With neither side in particularly convincing attacking form, it’s difficult to see Nurnberg or Schalke truly exploiting the opposition defence. And going off both sides’ respective home and away records, it’s hard to see this one going either way. Our prediction: a 1-1 draw.
Gladbach have to recover from a disappointing performance in a 3-1 defeat at Düsseldorf last weekend. They dropped out of the Champions League places as a result and sporting director Max Eberl announced that the club will part ways with manager Dieter Hecking at the end of the season. Bremen have earned three straight Bundesliga wins and picked up a 2-0 victory at Schalke in the DFB-Pokal on Wednesday night. After a 10-match unbeaten run in the league, they are back in the race for a European spot. Expect this to be an intense game with several chances at both ends of the pitch, which Bremen might have a chance to edge in current form.