On Sunday, October 22, 2023, we will watch the battle between two teams that have now scored the same number of points Nurnberg vs Hertha Berlin. Two teams from the middle of the standings will face off in an exciting battle, and our experts have already prepared a prediction for this match.

1. FC Nurnberg vs Hertha Berlin: What to Expect

The hosts, who cannot find their stable game, will take on a team that failed at the beginning of the season but is now rapidly flying upwards.

1. FC Nurnberg

“Der Club” is still in a strange state. Cristian Fiél could not repeat the match’s success against Magdeburg and flew through the away game against St. Pauli without a chance.

1. FC Nurnberg continues to go from winning against one of its main competitors to losing points against a clear outsider. If Nurnberg cannot find the key to success in the next few matches against direct rivals for the Bundesliga, it will be very difficult for the team from Bavaria to get out of the bottom of the standings and return to competition for a place in the top 3. So, all the games, as well as the upcoming 1. FC Nurnberg vs Hertha Berlin, means a lot.

As for the match against St. Pauli, it promised to be very difficult from the beginning, as the leader of the 2 Bundesliga was opposed.

Everything started terribly for “Die Legende”, as St. Pauli simply dealt with the entire defense of the guests with a great combination and no one could stop Elias Saad from scoring a shot into the empty corner of Cristian Mathenia’s goal – 1:0 in the 4th minute of the match.

To Nurnberg’s credit, the team gathered itself after a quick conceded goal and scored in the 22nd minute. Of course, it was not without a mistake by the home goalkeeper, who simply gave the ball to Mats Møller Dæhli, who passed it to Kanji Okunuki – 1:1. They failed to build on their success in the first half, as St. Pauli again seized the initiative and took total control of the ball.

The situation was quickly evident as St. Pauli scored for the second time in 4 minutes after the resumption of play and took the lead again. The defenders were completely unable to keep track of Johannes Eggestein, and he easily pushed the ball past the goalkeeper – 2:1.


And while Nurnberg recovered after the first goal, the second goal scored by St. Pauli was a turning point. After 7 minutes, Johannes Eggestein found another opportunity to score. The German dragged the ball past the defender, and Tim Handwerker, who remained to ensure his partners, only imitated the selection and did not prevent the forward from making a double – 3:1 in the 56th minute.

A goal by Lukas Schleimer could have turned the tide, but the striker’s shot was deflected off the crossbar.

Etienne Amenyido and Connor Metcalfe took it upon themselves to finish off the visitors in stoppage time. The former scored a great free kick in the 90+3 minute, while the latter saw the free space in front of him, took a pass from the author of the previous goal, and scored past the goalkeeper.

Result: 5:1 in favor of St. Pauli and the hosts will host the match 1. FC Nurnberg vs Hertha BSC Berlin as the 13th team of the Bundesliga 2.

Hertha Berlin

Pál Dárdai and his team managed a successful breakthrough after three defeats and a place in the 2.Bundesliga relegation zone. Yes, Hertha cannot be called invincible, but the victories against Greuther Furth (5:0), Eintracht Braunschweig (3:0), Holstein Kiel (2:3) and Schalke 04 (1:2) were well deserved. Thus, the guests will go into the Nurnberg Hertha Berlin match as the 9th team in the second division of the German championship.

The game against Schalke 04 promised to be very interesting, as the two teams that played in the Bundesliga last season completely failed to start the new season.

The guests started the match better than their rivals. Hertha BSC quickly seized control of the game and began firing at Justin Heekeren’s goal from various positions. One of these shots finally found its target in the 41st minute of the match, Smail Prevljak successfully put his foot in after a flank cross and opened the scoring under the curtain of the first half.

It would seem that the first half is over and Schalke 04 has an opportunity to get back into the game because a one-goal gap is not much. However, the young goalkeeper of the hosts, Justin Heekeren, seemed to have a different opinion. The young goalkeeper made his debut for the Schalke first team that night and this debut turned out to be not as good as the German would have liked, to put it mildly. At the moment of Hertha’s second goal, the goalkeeper seemed to be in control of the situation but missed the ball right under his hands after a shot by Fabian Reese – 0:2 in the 51st minute.

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However, there were also beautiful saves by the home goalkeeper that night, it was he who got a problematic shot by Deyovaisio Zeefuik from a close angle in the 73rd minute, thereby leaving his partners at least a little hope of saving this match.

Schalke 04 rushed forward and began to create chances at Hertha’s goal. And if the goalkeeper coped with a long-range shot by Derry Murkin, he could not do anything about Yusuf Kabadayi’s goal. The Bayern Munich player, who is currently on loan to the team from Gelsenkirchen, completely outplayed the Hertha defense and scored past the goalkeeper – 1:2 in the 80th minute.

Schalke continued to keep the opponent’s defense on its toes and had opportunities to score, even though they were down to a man due to Kenan Karaman’s second yellow card.

Assan Ouedraogo had the best chance of the Gelsenkirchen team at the end of the game, the player stood on his feet even when they were trying to knock him down, broke into the penalty area, and scored, but this time Tjark Ernst saved his team.

Result: 1:2, and the Berliners go to the Nurnberg – Hertha match in a good mood.

1. FC Nurnberg vs Hertha Berlin: Head-to-head

The teams have frankly rarely played each other in recent years, primarily due to the fact that they were both in different divisions. However, in the 18/19 season, when the team from Nuremberg was in the top division, they met twice and both matches ended with a victory for the capital’s team.

Nurnberg vs Hertha Berlin H2H
2018/19 Season
1. FC Nurnberg13Hertha BSC Berlin
Hertha BSC Berlin101. FC Nurnberg
2015/16 Season
1. FC Nurnberg02Hertha BSC Berlin

Nurnberg vs Hertha Berlin: Possible Lineups

Before the match Nurnberg – Hertha Berlin, the hosts still cannot count on Cristopher Schindler and Daichi Hayashi, who have not yet recovered from injuries. Hertha will not be helped by Palkó and Márton Dárdai, who are also injured.

1. FC Nurnberg vs Hertha Berlin Lineups
GoalkeepersChristian MatheniaTjark Ernst
DefendersTim Handwerker, Ahmet Gürleyen, Iván Márquez, Jan GyamerahMichał Karbownik, Toni Leistner, Marc-Oliver Kempf, Jonjoe Kenny
MidfieldersMats Møller Dæhli, Florian Flick, Taylan DumanAndreas Bouchalakis, Jeremy Dudziak, Smail Prevljak, Fabian Reese, Marten Winkler
ForwardsKanji Okunuki, Lukas Schleimer, Benjamin GollerHaris Tabaković

1. FC Nurnberg vs Hertha Berlin: Match Prediction

In match 1. FC Nurnberg vs Hertha Berlin, we can expect football in both directions, because a victory in this match can give a powerful breakthrough for any of the teams.

According to earlier head-to-head matches between these teams, next game promises to be extremely interesting. On the one hand, Nurnberg will want to rehabilitate itself in front of its own fans after a 5:1 defeat by St. Pauli, and on the other hand, Hertha seems to have tasted victory.

Nurnberg vs Hertha Berlin prediction: Both teams to score with odds at 1.45 or Total Goals over 2.5 with odds at 1.55.

The Match Prediction
Both teams to scoreorTotal Goals over 2.5