Nurnberg vs Eintracht Braunschweig Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

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Eintracht Braunschweig

Tip Reasoning

Nurnberg bounced back from their disappointing start to 2017 (a 2-1 defeat at home to Dynamo Dresden) with a thrilling 3-2 win away to fellow mid-table side Heidenheim. Meanwhile, former league leaders Eintracht Braunschweig are winless in three (D2 L1), including a shock 2-1 defeat at home to bottom of the table St. Pauli last time out, which has seen them slip down to 3rd in the Bundesliga 2.

Nurnberg are the bookies favourites here at 5/4, but we feel that despite the visitors’ recent run of poor form, there’s some decent value in backing them double chance for the following reasons: Nurnberg may be the highest scoring side in the German second tier (34 goals scored) – Braunschweig are just the 3rd highest scoring (31 goals scored) – but the South Germans recently sold their top scorer, Guido Burgstaller (14 goals in 16 appearances), who was also the Bundesliga 2’s top scorer, to Schalke 04 over the January transfer window. While his absence hasn’t had an immediate detrimental effect on their results, the fact that replacement forward Tim Matavz has just 5 goals to his name over 13 appearances is an obvious step backwards. Especially as that now makes Braunschweig’s own Domi Kumbela (11 goals) the new 2nd top scorer.

Braunschweig may not have taken as many away wins as they’d have hoped (W2 D4 L3), but their stubbornness to hold opponents to a point sees them with a reasonable 66% win or draw record on the road. Given Nurnberg have the 4th worst home record in the Bundesliga, winning just 30% of their matches at home (W3 D2 L4), we feel that that promotion contenders Braunschweig have a prime chance to take away at least a point here.

Regarding a correct score bet, while both sides have scored a lot of goals prior, we feel that this should be a more balanced affair, given that Nurnberg are still adjusting to life without their top scorer and Braunschweig’s form on the road has seen under 2.5 goals scored in five of their last six (four of which were draws). With this seeming set up to end deadlocked, another 1-1 draw at 5/1 seems a reasonable shout here.

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