Our prediction for this Bundesliga 2 match:
Max-Morlock-Stadion will host Sunday’s football game between Nurnberg and St. Pauli. The Bavarians aim to build on a 2-1 win over Sandhausen, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry against St. Pauli. Both Shuranov and Nurnberger are pushing for a start after the duo managed to find the net in the last league match, while all Felix Lohkemper, Florian Hubner, and Pascal Kopke should miss out with injuries.
Timo Schultz’s troops, on the other hand, defeated Sandhausen 4-1 in a postponed fixture, with the team retaining top position in the standings. Since St. Pauli are likely to stick to their attacking style of play, we are tempted to put our money on over 2.5 goals this time out. All Jannes Wieckhoff, Lukas Daschner, and Christopher Avevor remain in the recovery room, while Jakov Medic misses out with a broken nose.
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.
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.