Our prediction for this Bundesliga 2 match:
Bochum will look to celebrate automatic promotion to Bundesliga when they take on Nurnberg at Max-Morlock-Stadion on Sunday. The league leaders are on the right track to return to the German top flight, but they can’t afford any complacency in the season finale as both Holstein Kiel and Greuther Furth are breathing down their neck. Bochum rolled over Regensburg 5-1 in their last league match, and it is no wonder the bookies see them as hot favourites to beat Nurnberg.
Top scorer Simon Zoller is widely expected to lead the line for the visitors against Nurnberg. The Bavarians, on the other hand, did well to secure the 2. Bundesliga survival. Considering that Nurnberg head into Sunday’s clash with the lack of motivation, we are tempted to put our money on the promotion-chasing visitors. Nurnberg have not defeated Bochum in a competitive match since September 2017.
Highlighted Player (Hanno Behrens):
Hanno Behrens is a German footballer who was born in Elmshorn (West Germany) on March 26, 1990. Behrens played for the likes of FC Elmshorn 1920 and Hamburger SV before making his senior debut with Hamburger SV II in 2008. After scoring seven goals in 79 appearances for die Rothosen, Behrens joined SV Darmstadt 98 in 2012.
The defensive midfielder was part of Darmstadt from 2012 to 2015, when he signed a contract with 1. FC Nurnberg. The German footballer has been playing for der Ruhmreiche ever since and it is important to note that he scored 15 goals in 36 appearances for the club in 2. Bundesliga in the 2017/2018 season. Hanno Behrens did well to score for Nurnberg in a 2-0 win over Sandhausen on May 6, 2018, which helped the Bavarian side clinch promotion to the German top flight.
However, despite establishing himself as one of 1. FC Nurnberg key players, Hanno Behrens has yet to make his debut for Germany national team.