1. FC Nürnberg took a big step towards secured their 2. Bundesliga survival on Tuesday evening as they beat a disappointing FC Ingolstadt 04.
Standing in the way of Der Club will be Tomas Oral’s Ingolstadt, who should be a fiercer threat
Frank Schmidt knows what is at stake in the second leg of the ‘Relegation’ play-off between his 1. FC Heidenheim and four-time German champions SV Werder Bremen.
An impressive season for 1. FC Heidenheim has led them to this – the brink of the Bundesliga. Standing in their way is a SV Werder Bremen side who are equally glad to be here.
Whilst most eyes will be trained on the Fernduell between 1. FC Heidenheim and Hamburger SV at the top of the 2. Bundesliga on Sunday, for 1. FC Nürnberg and Karlsruher SC the final matchday is just as important as they look to avoid finish 16th and a play-off to avoid relegation to the 3.Continue reading “Nürnberg and Karlsruhe prepare for final day Fernduell”
Come half five German time on Sunday (or ‘halb sechs´ as they say there), Arminia Bielefeld will get to lift the 2. Bundesliga trophy, a deserved feat for a wonderfully-played season, although doing so in an empty stadium will feel rather hollow. Before then though, they face 1. FC Heidenheim, for whom the game itselfContinue reading “2. Bundesliga Preview – Bielefeld vs Heidenheim: Tough test for Frank Schmidt’s side’s promotion credentials”
On Sunday, 1. FC Heidenheim and Hamburger SV face off in the Voith-Arena for possibly the most important match of the 2. Bundesliga season. The teams are currently fourth and third respectively, and the implications for this match are clear – a Hamburg win secures a top three finish and could take them above VfBContinue reading “2. Bundesliga Preview – Heidenheim vs Hamburg: The biggest game of the season?”
Derbies aren’t the same without fans, but even without the atmosphere they generate, the meeting between Karlsruher SC and VfB Stuttgart on Sunday still has a lot riding of it. Both sides are desperate for points with results over the weekend in the 2. Bundesliga so far not going in their favour. Can Karlsruhe maintainContinue reading “2. Bundesliga Preview – Karlsruhe vs Stuttgart: Much more than local bragging rights at stake”
The final game of Matchday 30 in the 2. Bundesliga sees two northern rivals go head to head, with Hamburger SV hosting Holstein Kiel, who have been one of their bogey teams since coming down to the second tier. The Red Shorts remain focused on their goal of promotion, and they are hoping that theyContinue reading “2. Bundesliga Preview – Hamburg vs Kiel: Is David Kinsombi the key?”
Dynamo Dresden begin their seemingly-impossible pursuit of survival on Sunday, and they couldn’t ask for a tougher start against promotion-chasing VfB Stuttgart, fresh off the back of their victory against Hamburger SV. Markus Kauczinski’s side had been slowly improving before the break but coronavirus cases at the club have left them with a challenging scheduledContinue reading “2. Bundesliga Preview – Dresden vs Stuttgart: Dynamo get to work on impossible task”