Our prediction for this Bundesliga 2 match:
Fortuna Dusseldorf and Nurnberg take on each other at Merkur Spiel-Arena in the 2. Bundesliga round 24. Fortuna Dusseldorf aim to bounce back from a 3-2 loss to Heidenheim, and a win over Nurnberg will see them keep their promotion hopes alive. Midfielder Felix Klaus, who was forced to leave the field after just 30 minutes in the defeat to Heidenheim, is unlikely to feature against the Bavarians.
Nurnberg, on the other hand, are eyeing their third consecutive win on the road as they defeated both Darmstadt and Karlsruher in the previous two away games. The Bavarians aim to escape the danger zone, and they are surely capable of matching Fortuna behind closed doors. A close match is on the cards at Merkur Spiel-Arena, and we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on draw. In the first half of the season the two sides played out a 1-1 draw.
Highlighted Player (Alfredo Morales):
Alfredo Morales is an American football player who was born in Berlin on 12 May, 1990. The USA midfielder moved to Germany as a boy and he played for the likes of BSC Reinickendorf 21, Borussia Pankow, FC Concordia Wilhelmsruh and Hertha BSC during his youth career.
Morales played 81 games for Hertha II at senior level, scoring 11 league goals for the capital club. He made 20 appearances for the first team as well, but in 2013 he joined Ingolstadt on a two-year deal. Alfredo Morales was eligible to play for both Germany and USA, but he decided to represent the Yanks on the international level.
The 183-cm-tall midfielder made his USA debut on 29 January, 2013 against Canada. He came as a substitute 15 minutes before the final whistle. It has to be noted that Morales represented United States of America at the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup. His main position is central midfield, but he is capable of playing as both centre back and a defensive midfielder.
Highlighted Team (Nurnberg):
FC Nurnberg are a German club which was founded back in May, 1900. Der Ruhmreiche play their home games at Max-Morlock-Stadion, which was both built and opened in 1928. The stadium can hold up to 50,000 spectators, but it has to be noted that the capacity of the venue is 44,308 for international matches.
Nurnberg were the dominant force in German football in 1920s, with the team clinching five trophies during that period (1919/1920, 1920/1921, 1923/1924, 1924/1925, 1926/1927).
The Ruhmreiche won the national championships in 1936, 1948, 1960 and 1968 as well, with the team finishing the season as runners-up on three occasions (1934, 1937, 1962). Speaking of the club’s recent history, Nurnberg did well to win the German Cup in 2007, with the team beating Stuttgart in the title game. Speaking of the club’s European success, it has to be noted that the Bavarians played in the European Cup quarter-finals in 1962. Schalke are considered one of the club’s main rivals.