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“Schalke and the FCN” – this common call of the two fan camps will certainly echo on Friday evening at the start of the 29th matchday in the Bundesliga one by one time through the Max Morlock stadium. The fan friendship between the Franks and the Ruhr potties is not only one of the most intimate in the professional business, but, according to many, at this level in Germany unique. Nuremberg supporters support the Schalke fellow sufferers, for example, in virtually all away games in the southern region, while the Gelsenkirchener the club sympathizers in the West of the Republic regularly vigorously assist.
For the upcoming match, the common supplier Umbro has even made two special jerseys, each based on the design of the actual competitor. With all the joy of so much football romance, it should not be forgotten that there is a lot at stake on Friday.
The Nuremberg have smelled after last four points from two games Lunte and now want to continue at home to shorten the distance to the relegation place. The Royal Blues are also in relegation battle and are currently only five points ahead of VfB Stuttgart (16). After the last-minute defeat at home against Eintracht Frankfurt (1: 2) in the week before, coach Huub Stevens’s team is determined to fight back and put some rest in the hectic environment of last year’s runner-up.
That Nuremberg against Schalke according to the odds for a tip on the three-way winner is traded as an outsider, is qualitatively understandable, due to the recent impressions, however, not necessarily durable. Who prevails in the relegation crime of the friendly clubs?
Last weekend, the traveling Nuremberg supporters in the Mercedes-Benz Arena at VfB Stuttgart could hope for a long time for the second threes in a row. By the 75th minute, the Franks were by a goal by Matheus Pereira (42) in the lead and were thus in the flash table up to a counter to the Swabians, say the relegation place, zoomed. However, a quarter of an hour before the final whistle, Ozan Kabak sent the “club” down to the Valley of Tears when he scored the 1-1 draw. Instead of having made the immediate connection to 16th place, it is for the Nürnberger still four points behind the VfB, who, stand now, in two relegation matches against the second division third may fight to stay in the Beletage must / must. The home game on Friday night against FC Schalke 04 has accordingly an important meaning for the promoted, especially since the Royal Blues in the current phase also have to fight and ranked in the ranking “only” nine points in front of the 1st FCN.
The reasons why Nuremberg and Schalke could actually pay off a forecast on the home side are complex. For example, interim coach Boris Schommers has stabilized the defensive in recent weeks visibly. In the past seven games, the “clubbers” conceded a meager seven goals. Only the Champions League contenders from Munich, Leipzig and Frankfurt were less vulnerable during this period. Especially in front of a home crowd, the Franks presented themselves as very good and compact defending opponents. Teams like Borussia Dortmund (0: 0) or RB Leipzig (0: 1) were extremely difficult, dropped points or struggled to a close success. The home game against Augsburg two weeks ago was finally won confidently with 3: 0. In general, it should be noted that the first FCN in front of their own fans in 14 matches swallowed only 16 goals and thus as many as the fourth-placed Eintracht Frankfurt and even two less than the champion candidate from Dortmund. The catastrophic record with 51 goals conceded is therefore primarily due to the away weakness (35 goals received). Among other things, we think it is not unlikely that even the Stevens-Eleven bites his teeth on the club defensive and in duel Nuremberg. Schalke’s tip on “Only one team meets” pays off. Of course, the pointer can of course turn in the other direction, because the 14 specially marked matches corresponding second worst value of all 18 first division.
Lippert, Valentini, Knöll and Zrelak are injured due to injury. Misidjan also has to serve a yellow card suspension. The decisive personalities on the pitch will therefore once again be strong keeper Christian Mathenia and Matheus Pereira. The 22-year-old loan from Sporting Lisbon was recently in impressive shape and was almost the sole entertainer in the offensive. No wonder then that the recently introduced new sports director Robert Palikuca has no hopes to keep the Brazilian beyond the summer.
After the long-suffering Schalke fans showed their optimism in favor of Hanover 96 thanks to their 1-0 away win at the end of March, it has completely disappeared in the last week. In the DFB Cup quarter-finals, the Royal Blues conceded a 0-2 defeat against Werder Bremen and in the Bundesliga home game against Eintracht Frankfurt, it put a bitter 1: 2 defeat. Bitter insofar as that the winning goal for the Hessen penalties fell only in the 99th minute. Coach Huub Stevens was then greatly annoyed and let out his frustration at the referee team. The passion that the “Knurrer from Kerkrade” showed in the criticism of the referee, the supporters would certainly wish for their own team.
Admittedly, last year’s runner-up was not accused of a lack of attitude, but there were plenty of matches in the current season, in which the Gelsenkirchener gave their own fate and embarrassed themselves to the bone. Alone, because the fighting spirit has been re-awakened and the senses sharpened in the relegation battle, the change of coach from Tedesco to Stevens must be judged correct. However, the former coach of the Euro Fighter team was not able to get a grip on the sporting problems.
Under the 65-year-old Dutchman conceded Schalke so far three defeats in four games. Only the guest appearance at the non-competitive Hanoverians was happy with 1: 0 won. The scoring remains a major shortcoming, as evidenced by the fact that the Royal Blues in four of the past seven Bundesliga games remained without their own goals. In league comparison marked only the three last Stuttgart, Nuremberg and Hannover even fewer goals than the Champions League eighth-finalist.
Related to the eleven round games, Burgstaller, Embolo and Co. even get only a meager nine törchen. No wonder that between Nuremberg and Schalke we recommend keeping an eye on the odds of scoring fewer goals. In terms of tactics, Stevens is once again expected to put his own defensive center forward, which will inevitably result in the two teams neutralizing each other in midfield, delivering many intense duels but virginity in terms of scoring chances. In the end, the table-14. still have the goal to win at the penultimate and thus increase the distance (currently five points) to the relegation place.
Schöpf, Uth and Fährmann will not be able to participate in this endeavor. Serdar is missing locked. Hope, however, is Salif Sane and Weston McKennie. Both returned to training during the week and are possible options for a Friday night assignment. Also suspended in the meantime Nabil Bentaleb drew attention with good training performances. Whether the “Enfant Terrible” but rewarded with a squad place, decides at short notice.
Nurnberg vs Schalke head to head matches
24.11.18 BUN Schalke Nurnberg 5 : 2
26.10.16 POK Nurnberg Schalke 2 : 3
10.05.14 BUN Schalke Nurnberg 4 : 1
21.12.13 BUN Nurnberg Schalke 0 : 0
16.03.13 BUN Nurnberg Schalke 3 : 0