Jahn Regensburg vs 1. FC Nürnberg preview: Six-pointer at the bottom end of the table
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In one of the 2. Bundesliga's midweek games, 1. FC Nürnberg travel to Jahn Regensburg in what could be an important one for both teams' quest to avoid the drop to the 3. Liga

Regensburg have drawn both of their games since football returned after the break due to the COVID-19 pandemic, playing out a 0-0 with Sandhausen last week, and previously, a 2-2 with Holstein Kiel the weekend before. They sit six points ahead of the relegation-playoff spot at a bottom end of the table that is crowded with many different teams.

Nürnberg, who are only two points safe from the drop, drew at the weekend against Erzgebirge Aue, whose own-goal helped Bavarians to secure a point from the match. In their first game after the league resumed, they fell 2-1 to Darmstadt after an 89th-minute goal from the Hessich opposition. 

Team news

Sebastian Nachreiner won't play for Jahn Regensburg as he is currently suspended.

Nürnberg have a long list of players who are unavailable for Tuesday's game, starting with Christian Mathenia who is currently suspended after picking up a red-card.

Georg Margreitter, Enrico Valentini, Andreas Lukse, Iuri Medeiros, Paul-Philipp Besong and Patric Klandt will all not be able to play for the visitors as they are injured.

Form guide

Regensburg: DDLLLW

Nuremberg: DLLWLD

Predicted lineups

Regensburg: Meyer; Hein, Knipping, Correia, Okoroji; Gimber, Besuschkow; Stolze, Makridis; Wekesser, Gruttner

NurembergL Dornebusch; Sorg, Muhl, Mavropanos, Handwerker; Geis, Nurnberger; Dovedan, Behrens, Hack, Zrelak

Ones to watch

Regensburg striker Marco Grüttner is one of the main players who may be able to present a threat in front of goal for the hosts. He is their top scorer, although he has only already netted seven in the league this season, also registering one assist as well as a goal in the DFB Pokal.

Although not many players have impressed for Nuremberg this year, Johannes Geis is one of the few who has. The defensive midfielder has scored five this season as well as assisting another six, the club's second-top scorer whilst being a fairly-defensive player. He is one who those watching the game should make sure to have their eye on.

Match prediction

Jahn Regensburg 1-1 Nürnberg

Both sides have struggled since the return to football although 1. FC Nürnberg have been the worse out of the two, losing one of the two whilst Regensburg have drawn both.

The two games that Regensburg have drawn were both similar to that which they will play on Tuesday against Nürnberg, each game against sides who are also struggling at the wrong end of the table.

Both teams have struggled for goals and have not looked like winning in any of their matches, so a low-scoring draw is a fair prediction.