Our prediction for this Bundesliga 2 match:
Hansa Rostock will be aiming to kick off the new 2. Bundesliga campaign in style when they face Nurnberg at Ostseestadion in Sunday’s matinee. Hansa did remarkably well to shock La Liga side Sevilla in their last pre-season friendly, which is certainly giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of Nurnberg. Both Lukas Scherff and Oliver Husing are sidelined with injuries, while new signing Sebastian Vasiliadis should make his Hansa 2. Bundesliga debut against Nurnberg.
The Bavarians, on the other hand, aim to build on back-to-back wins over Unterhaching (2-1) and Munich 1860 (3-0), but seeing that Alois Schwartz’s troops are tough to beat at home, we predict that the two sides are going to share the spoils in the opening match of the season. The likes of Gyamerah, Loune, Lawrence, Hofmann, Duman, Horn, Flick, Schindler, and Wekesser should miss out with injuries for the away team.
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.