Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(24) 10 Goals 56 (65)
(17) 5 Assists 42 (49)
(6.5) 6.6 Average Ratings 7.4 (6.9)
26.9 Average Age 25.7
184.7 Average Height (cm) 185.8
(0.9) 0.8 Shots pg 1.5 (1.1)
(45%) 50% Aerial Duel Success 55% (55%)
(0.9) 0.8 Dribbles pg 1 (1.1)
(1.9) 1.7 Tackles pg 1.6 (2.1)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in 1. Bundesliga.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Sebastian Tyrala Out 6.12
Michael Hefele Out 6.21
Zoltan Stieber Out 6.71
Heinrich Schmidtgal Out 6.86
Djiby Fall Out 5.88
Issa Ndoye Out N/A
Bernd Nehrig Out 6.68
József Varga Out 6.11
Stephan Fürstner Doubtful 6.74
Edgar Prib Doubtful 6.84
Player Reason Status Rating
Karim Bellarabi Out 6.75

Team News

  • Manager Büskens was sacked during the week and replaced by interim manager Preis.
  • Thomas Kleine and Lasse Sobiech compete for a spot at centre-back.
  • Milorad Pekovic returns from suspension to start in central midfield, with Bernd Nehrig and József Varga both suspended.
  • With Stephan Fürstner and Edgar Prib both doubtful in central midfield as well, Robert Zillner could get a chance from the start.
  • Up front, Ilir Azemi and Gerald Asamoah compete for a spot in the starting eleven.
  • Sebastian Boenisch and the returning Michal Kadlec compete for a spot at left-back.
  • Sidney Sam will probably start on the bench, with Stefan Reinartz and Gonzalo Castro keeping their spots in the XI.
  • Manager Hyypiä is unlikely to make any changes if no one gets injured at late notice.

Prediction

  • Fürth have collected three points from five games in the second half of the season so far and desperately need a result after manager Büskens' sacking. They are four points below the relegation play-off spot.
  • After three games without a win, Leverkusen recovered with a victory at home against Augsburg last weekend. They are four points ahead of Frankfurt in third place.
  • Expect Leverkusen to dominate the game from the start. The away team should be slight favourites.
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