Samedi dernier, le Borussia Dortmund a été battu à la surprise générale sur son terrain par Schalke 04 dans le derby de la Ruhr. Malgré cette défaite, l’équipe de Lucien Favre reste dans la course au titre et a désormais 2 points de retard sur le Bayern Munich. Dortmund a l’occasion de se rattraper dans le cadre d’un déplacement à Brême face à une équipe du Werder qui reste sur 2 revers de suite en championnat. Pour notre pronostic, on mise sur un succès du Borussia.
We have reasons to expect fireworks when these two likes take on each other. They both fancy attacking-minded style and they can both be vulnerable at the back when coming face to face with in-form attacking lines.
Three of last four games Peter Bosz’s men played on the road produced at least five goals. Knowing about spectacular attacking form of Augsburg’s in recent weeks, we can’t but back a high-scoring contest here.
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.