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The fight for promotion in the second German Bundesliga mutated into a kind of snail race after the restart. While Arminia Bielefeld has at least one comfortable cushion, the two traditional clubs from Hamburg and Stuttgart are now feeling the breath of the pursuers.
The fight for the second direct promotion place and the relegation place may not only be a matter for HSV and VFB, but other teams may flirt with the upper house. Despite eighth place in the table, this also applies to Greuther Fürth, who will receive VfL Osnabrück on Tuesday.
At first glance, eight points behind VFB Stuttgart seem enormous, but the shamrocks still have some catching up to do. Last weekend, the Leitl-Elf could not play the game against Dynamo Dresden and can therefore rest in the home game against promoted Osnabrück.
The third division champion last season is still in 13th place, but the shape curve is clearly down. The violets are only two points ahead of the relegation place.
The second Bundesliga has been the home of Fürth for seven years now. In the first year after the relegation, the direct return was missed very thinly, since then the club has not achieved another top seven place. At times, the battle for relegation instead of advancement was the determining topic.
The long-time Ingolstadt trainer Stefan Leitl has been responsible at Fürth since February 2019 and fixed the relegation with 13th place in the table. In 2018/19, the green-whites collected a total of 42 points – a number that will probably be clearly outbid this season. After 26 games, 37 counters are already on the credit side.
If the catch-up game against Dynamo Dresden, the bottom of the game, were actually made victorious, VfB Stuttgart would only be five points away. The rise was definitely never an issue in the Fürth camp, but as the saying goes – unexpectedly often comes.
After the long break, Fürth presented itself in the first game at home against Hamburger SV. In the top game, the Norwegian Havard Nielsen advanced to scoring points with two goals. His seventh goal of the season in minute 94 prevented a defeat at the beginning.
The point win against the former Bundesliga Dino was the fourth game in a row without a defeat (one win, three draws). The good shape could therefore be preserved. Another aspect that speaks for the tip on the home win in the match between Greuther Fürth and Osnabrück on Tuesday is the strong home record. The Leitl protégés won seven of the 13 home games (two draws, four defeats).
The development of VfL Osnabrück under head coach Daniel Thioune is a bit of a fairy tale. 2017/18 as table-17. relegation in the third division can only be prevented by a very thin margin. The fans cheered again twelve months later. This time, however, not the relegation was cheered, but the sensational rise.
After eight years in league three, they returned to the second Bundesliga. The club even secured the title in the third division for the second time in history.
The autumn was largely as desired and the climber collected a number of points against the descent. At the end of the first half of the season, Osnabrück was ranked fifth in the table.
In the meantime, however, the ascent euphoria has evaporated and the calendar year 2020 has so far been absolutely disappointing. A look at the results so far shows that not a single game has been won. In the second half of the table, the Thioune-Elf is in the last place with just four lean points.
The club is now a long way from fifth in the table. Step by step you were passed through to the back and now have only two points ahead of the relegation place. The alarm bells ring and recovery is not really in sight. Nevertheless, ascent hero Thioune is not (yet) questioned.
However, it is clear that results must finally follow. The climber missed the liberation blow last weekend in the derby against Hannover 96 in a bitter way. Despite a 2-1 lead, the VFL had to admit defeat by two goals in the last 15 minutes at the Bremen Bridge at home in the last 15 minutes.
Ten league games without a win definitely leave their mark. Arguments that suggest an end to the negative run are difficult to make out. Add to that the poor away performance (only two wins in 13 games). All in all, a tip in the direction of the guests between Greuther Fürth and Osnabrück does not seem to be an alternative.
Greuther Furth vs VfL Osnabruck head to head matches
27.10.19 2BUN VfL Osnabruck Greuther Furth 0 : 0
04.03.11 2BUN VfL Osnabruck Greuther Furth 0 : 2
15.10.10 2BUN Greuther Furth VfL Osnabruck 3 : 0
15.03.09 2BUN VfL Osnabruck Greuther Furth 5 : 1
05.10.08 2BUN Greuther Furth VfL Osnabruck 4 : 2