Bundesliga Match Preview: Schalke 04 vs. Nurnberg

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Updated: May 8, 2014
Schalke and Nurnberg

Match Date: 10 May 2014 (local time)

Venue: Veltins Arena

 

Nurnberg is counting on a far-fetched idea of retaining its Bundesliga status via securing a win against Schalke 04.

 

It sounds a bit illogical, but yes, Nurnberg can still survive the season. However, they will have to fight tooth and nail in order to accomplish such feat.

 

Der Club currently trails Hamburger by a point and they are fighting over a spot in the relegation play-off. Even the rock bottom club, Braunschweig is also eyeing for such position just to make sure that it retains its Bundesliga status.

 

In the event where Nurnberg causes an upset and Hamburger loses, the former will go against the squad that clinched the 3rd spot in the second division. Their match will determine which of the two teams deserve to be in the top-flight league.

 

Unfortunately, Der Club’s team form hardly presents the slightest chance of winning against Schalke.

 

The Royal Blues is a certified Bundesliga giant that is way too stubborn to wave the white flag. They almost hit the rock bottom part of the table, but emerged as outstanding victors. They are now occupying the 3rd spot of the league. Despite their overt advantage, they will not take Nurnberg easily.

 

Schalke has only lost twice in its last 6 matches. But their form is more than enough to make them as the clash’s online betting favorite. Nurnberg, on the other hand has not won a single match in 6 of its recent encounters. The losing streak that they currently experience seems to eclipse their possibilities of remaining in the top-flight league.

 

Prediction: Schalke 04

 

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