Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(39) 27 Goals 22 (36)
(26) 18 Assists 19 (22)
(6.6) 6.9 Average Ratings 6.8 (6.6)
28.7 Average Age 28
184.7 Average Height (cm) 184.8
(0.8) 0.8 Shots pg 0.7 (0.7)
(53%) 56% Aerial Duel Success 45% (46%)
(0.9) 1 Dribbles pg 0.8 (0.9)
(1.8) 1.5 Tackles pg 1.8 (2.3)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in 1. Bundesliga.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Adam Hlousek Out N/A
Markus Mendler Out 6.66
Alexander Stephan Out N/A
Hiroshi Kiyotake Doubtful 7.18
Player Reason Status Rating
Bruno Soares Out N/A
Robbie Kruse Doubtful 6.95
Jens Langeneke Doubtful 6.77
Stelios Malezas Doubtful 6.9

Team News

  • Marcus Feulner returns from suspension to start on the bench.
  • Sebastian Polter and Tomas Pekhart compete for the lone spot up front.
  • Hiroshi Kiyotake is doubtful with flu.
  • Manager Hecking could field an unchanged team again.
  • Starting centre-backs Jens Langeneke and Stelios Malezas could both return to the squad from injury, but it remains to be seen if they are fit enough to play yet.
  • Tobias Level returns from injury as well, but Leon Balogun should keep his place in the starting line-up after impressive performances in the last two games.
  • Stefan Reisinger and Ronny Garbuschewski compete for the spot on the right wing.
  • Nando Rafael is an option to start up front, if Robbie Kruse can't recover from injury in time.

Prediction

  • Nürnberg have been on solid form lately and a loss against Leverkusen last weekend should not have influenced their confidence too much.
  • Düsseldorf have improved massively in the last few weeks, resulting in an impressive 4-0 win against Frankfurt last week. They need to stay focused now to continue to climb up the table ahead of the winter break.
  • Expect this to be a close game. Both teams have been in decent form and could start carefully.
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