Our today’s prediction is dedicated to another match that will take place on Friday, February 9, 2024. This is the 21st round of the Bundesliga 2, and it will be opened by teams from the middle of the standings. Just two points separate Wehen Wiesbaden and Nurnberg.

The hosts, who returned to the Bundesliga 2 after a short break, are having a pretty good season. The team is firmly entrenched in the middle of the standings and can often give a fight to even the strongest opponent.

FC Nurnberg has been expected to fight for promotion to the top division for several seasons, but the team lacks something every year. Now, the chances of promotion are still there, but if Der Club wants to get up this season, they need to win now; at least get a victory in the SV Wehen Wiesbaden vs 1. FC Nurnberg match.

SV Wehen Wiesbaden vs FC Nurnberg: What to Expect

SV Wehen Wiesbaden (SVWW)

Markus Kauczinski’s team manages to really surprise everyone, such as a draw against St. Pauli (1:1) or HSV (1:1), or an away win against Fortuna (1:3), but losing points against their neighbors in the standings does not allow them to rise higher and fight for promotion to the top division, where the team has not been before.

The previous away game against Karlsruhe was one of those, as KSC is a direct competitor of Wehen.

So, perhaps the club from Wiesbaden should first gain experience in Bundesliga 2 because Karlsruhe is already an experienced fighter in the second division, as they proved in the first half when Budu Zivzivadze opened the scoring at the end of the first half – 1:0.

The visitors recovered immediately after the break, as Ivan Prtajin equalized in the 48th minute. However, KSC immediately struck back, as Igor Matanović scored five minutes after the conceded goal, making it 2:1.

Karlsruhe scored the second and immediately made a very big mistake, as the team practically stopped after scoring and gave control to Wehen.

The visitors completely seized control of the game and equalized in the 74th minute, with Nick Batzner scoring. Moreover, Wehen did not stop and pressed the opponent almost to the final whistle, but ended in a 2:2 draw.

SV Wehen Wiesbaden

If we look at the personalities in this team, Ivan Prtajin will be the main threat to the opponent in the match Wehen Wiesbaden vs Nurnberg. The 27-year-old Croatian is having a great season in Germany and already has seven goals to his credit, which makes him one of the top ten strikers in the league.

1. FC Nurnberg (FCN)

Die Legende continues to alternate victories with defeats, which is why they are unable to gain a foothold among the candidates for promotion. For example, Cristian Fiél’s men collected a full set of results in the previous three matches: a victory against Hansa Rostock (3:0), a defeat against Hannover (3:0) and a draw against Osnabrück (2:2).

Nurnberg started the home game against the latter quite confidently and in the 17th minute Can Uzun put Der Ruhmreiche ahead. However, the advantage could not be maintained even until the end of the first half, as Erik Engelhardt made a good play and equalized two minutes before the end of the first half.

In the second half, Nurnberg again had to build on their success and Uzun took over again – the Turk put the hosts ahead again in the 51st minute.

FC Nurnberg

Die Legende seemed to have pulled themselves together, but this feeling was deceptive, as Osnabrück gradually seized control of the game and the visitors’ goal seemed inevitable.

Nurnberg conceded when it looked like it was all over and victory was in the bag. Kwasi Okyere Wriedt thought differently when he equalized in the third stoppage time, making it 2:2 in the end.

If you look at the guests’ personalities, Can Uzun definitely stands out. The 18-year-old Turk has very confidently broken into the Die Legende’s main squad and there is already a queue of representatives of top division clubs trying to buy this player. However, he is unlikely to play in the SVWW vs FCN match, as he has just been injured, which could seriously reduce the guests’ chances.

Wehen Wiesbaden vs Nurnberg: Head-to-Head

The teams rarely played each other, as they were mostly in different divisions, but if you look at the previous matches, FC Nurnberg won most of them.

Wehen vs Nurnberg H2H
2023/24 Season
1. FC Nurnberg21SV Wehen Wiesbaden
2019/20 Season
SV Wehen Wiesbaden061. FC Nurnberg
1. FC Nurnberg02SV Wehen Wiesbaden
2008/09 Season
1. FC Nurnberg10SV Wehen Wiesbaden
SV Wehen Wiesbaden221. FC Nurnberg

SV Wehen Wiesbaden vs FC Nurnberg: Possible Lineups

The hosts have been missing Keanan Bennetts and Martin Angha since January, and they won’t have time to recover for this match.

The visitors will not play many players. In addition to Uzun, Nurnberg will not help: Marcel Wenig, Felix Lohkemper, James Lawrence, Daichi Hayashi, Christopher Schindler, and Enrico Valentini, which can be called a real injury epidemic in the team. Given the large number of absent players, it won’t be that difficult to predict the lineup.

SV Wehen Wiesbaden vs FC Nurnberg Lineups
GoalkeepersFlorian StritzelCarl Klaus
DefendersAleksandar Vukotić, Marcus Mathisen, Sascha MockenhauptNathaniel Brown, Iván Márquez, Jannes Horn, Jan Gyamerah
MidfieldersLasse Günther, Bjarke Jacobsen, Robin Heußer, Nick Batzner, Hyun-ju Lee, Thijmen GoppelJens Castrop, Florian Flick, Benjamin Goller, Kanji Okunuki, Lukas Schleimer
ForwardsIvan PrtajinSebastian Andersson

Wehen Wiesbaden vs Nurnberg: Match Prediction

SC Wehen has rarely left the field without scoring recently, and given the opponent’s lineup problems and the home stadium factor, the hosts have a good chance of scoring at least one goal, especially if they are the first to do so.

1 FC Nurnberg lost important players before this match, so the team is unlikely to rush forward with all their might and take risks, at least until they concede.

Wehen vs Nurnberg Prediction: Wehen scored first, with odds at 1.78.

The Match Prediction
SVWW scored first