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2. Bundesliga: Matchday 5 Preview

By Matias Bengolo

The final matchday before the first international break sees many attractive clashes like Schalke-Düsseldorf, St. Pauli-Jahn Regensburg and more! Here is your full preview for all nine fixtures.

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Friday 20th September - all kick-offs 18:30 local


1. FC Nürnberg vs Karlsruher SC


Karlsruhe are without a win against Nürnberg in 6 games (2 draws, 4 losses) and they've only actually won 3 out of the 20 duels, with Nürnberg winning 11 of those 20. The last Karlsruhe win was 2-1 in April 2016, Enrico Valentini - who is now a Nürnberg player - played in the game for Karlsruhe. 1. FC Nürnberg have never lost to Karlsruhe at home in the 2. Bundesliga with 5 wins and 5 draws.

The last KSC competitive away win in Nürnberg was back in August 2007, a 0-2 away win that day. Fabian Schleuserer moved from Nürnberg to Karlsruhe in the summer, he was the man that kept Nürnberg in the 2. Bundesliga with his last-minute goal in the 2018/19 third league playoff against Ingolstadt to give Nürnberg the away-goal advantage.

Expected line-ups
1. FC Nürnberg: Mathenia - Valentini, Schindler, Sörensen, Handwerker - Geis - Krauß, Duman - Möller Daehli - Shuranov, Schäffler

Karlsruher SC: Gersbeck - S. Jung, Gordon, Kobald, Heise - Gondorf, Breithaupt, Choi - Thiede, P. Hofmann, Schleusener

What channel is the match on?
Austria: Sky Go, Sky Sport Bundesliga 2, Sky Sport Bundesliga 1
Bosnia and Herzegovina: SportKlub HD Serbia
Bulgaria: Nova Sport Bulgaria
Costa Rica: Sky HD
Croatia: Sportklub HD Croatia
Cyprus: Nova Sports 3 Cyprus
Denmark: Viaplay Denmark
Dominican Republic: Sky HD
El Salvador: Sky HD
Estonia: Viaplay Estonia
Finland: Elisa Viihde Viaplay
Germany: Sky Sport Bundesliga 1, Sky Sport Bundesliga 2, Sky Ticket, Sky Go
Guatemala: Sky HD
Honduras: Sky HD
Hungary: Arena4
Iceland: Viaplay Iceland
International: Onefootball
Israel: Sport 1
Latvia: Viaplay Latvia
Lithuania: Viaplay Lithuania
Mexico: Sky HD
Montenegro: SportKlub HD Serbia
Nicaragua: Sky HD
North Macedonia: SportKlub HD Serbia, MaxTV Go
Norway: Viaplay Norway
Panama: Sky HD
Russia: Sportbox.ru, Match! Football 3, matchtv.ru
Serbia: SportKlub HD Serbia
Slovenia: SportKlub HD Slovenia, ŠTV 1
Sweden: Viaplay Sweden
Switzerland: Sky Sport Bundesliga 2, Sky Sport Bundesliga 1
Turkey: beIN CONNECT Turkey
Ukraine: Setanta Sports Ukraine


SV Sandhausen vs FC Ingolstadt 04


The other Friday game is an important one down in the relegation battle. Historically, SV Sandhausen have the better of Ingolstadt, with 4 of the last 5 games being Sandhausen victories. However, all 4 of the 14 Ingolstadt wins against Sandhausen were away from home.

The last Ingolstadt win in Sandhausen was 2014, a 0-3 win with coach Ralph Hansenhüttl. Denis Linsmayer, Sandhausen's record player with the most 2. Bundesliga appearances (241), is now playing for Ingolstadt.

Expected line-ups
SV Sandhausen: Drewes - Ajdini, Höhn, Zhirov, Okoroji - Zenga, Bachmann - Esswein, Ritzmaier, Sicker - Keita-Ruel

FC Ingolstadt 04: Buntic - Heinloth, Röseler, Antonitsch, D. Franke - Röhl, Linsmayer - Gebauer, Bilbija - Eckert Ayensa, Kutschke

What channel is the match on?
Austria: Sky Go, Sky Sport Bundesliga 1, Sky Sport Bundesliga 3
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Sportklub 7
Croatia: Sportklub 7
Germany: Sky Sport Bundesliga 3, Sky Go, Sky Sport Bundesliga 1, Sky Ticket
Hungary: Spíler1
International: Onefootball
Montenegro: Sportklub 7
North Macedonia: MaxTV Go, Sportklub 7
Russia: matchtv. ru
Serbia: Sportklub 7
Switzerland: Sky Sport Bundesliga 1, Sky Sport Bundesliga 3
Turkey: beIN CONNECT Turkey

Saturday 21st September - all kick-offs 13:30 local unless specified

Holstein Kiel vs Erzgebirge Aue


Kiel and Aue are both yet to win so far this season but history says Kiel should be picking up three points from this fixture. Aue have only won 1 out of 8 meetings with Kiel in the 2. Bundesliga, their last win was in October 2018 (2-1).

That Aue win in 2018 is their only piece of good history against Kiel, though. They're winless at the Holstein-Stadion with 5 losses and 3 draws. Holstein Kiel have never failed to score when playing Erzgebirge Aue, too.

Alexander Mühling's best record against a single club is Aue, he's scored 4 goals in 10 matches.

Expected line-ups
Holstein Kiel: Gelios - Korb, Wahl, Si. Lorenz, Kirkeskov - Benger - Mühling, Holtby - Porath, Skrzybski, Bartels

Erzgebirge Aue: Männel - Carlson, Gonther, Bussmann - Zolinski, Fandrich, Messeguem, Strauß - Nazarov - Gueye, Mance

What channel is the match on?
Austria: Sky Sport Bundesliga 10, Sky Go, Sky Sport Bundesliga 7
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Sportklub 7
Croatia: Sportklub 7
Czech Republic: Nova Sport 4
Denmark: Viaplay Denmark
Estonia: Viaplay Estonia
Finland: Elisa Viihde Viaplay
Germany: Sky Sport Bundesliga 7, Sky Go, Sky Ticket, Sky Sport Bundesliga 10
Iceland: Viaplay Iceland
International: Onefootball
Latvia: Viaplay Latvia
Lithuania: Viaplay Lithuania
Montenegro: Sportklub 7
North Macedonia: MaxTV Go, Sportklub 7
Norway: Viaplay Norway
Russia: matchtv. ru
Serbia: Sportklub 7
Slovakia: Nova Sport 4
Slovenia: ŠTV 1
Sweden: Viaplay Sweden
Switzerland: Sky Sport Bundesliga 7, Sky Sport Bundesliga 10
Turkey: beIN CONNECT Turkey

Darmstadt 98 vs Hannover 96


Darmstadt have won 5 of the last 6 against Hannover in the second division, the only H96 victory came from a Marvin Ducksch brace last season.

Patric Pfeiffer scored in D98's last home win facing Hannover, and that was his most recent goal.

Expected line-ups
Darmstadt 98: Schuhen - Bader, P. Pfeiffer, Riedel, Holland - Gjasula - Goller, Schnellhardt, Karic - P. Tietz, L. Pfeiffer

Hannover 96: Zieler - Muroya, M. Franke, Börner, Dehm - D. Kaiser, S. Ernst - Maina, Kerk, Ochs - Weydandt

What channel is the match on?
Austria: Sky Sport Bundesliga 7, Sky Go, Sky Sport Bundesliga 9
Germany: Sky Go, Sky Ticket, Sky Sport Bundesliga 7, Sky Sport Bundesliga 9
International: Onefootball
Russia: matchtv. ru
Switzerland: Sky Sport Bundesliga 7, Sky Sport Bundesliga 9
Turkey: beIN CONNECT Turkey

FC Heidenheim vs Hamburger SV


Hamburg have struggled when the opposition has been Heidenheim. They've lost more games (3) than they've won (2) when facing the team from Baden-Württemberg. HSV have never won when playing in Heidenheim, they've only gained 1 point from 3 games at the Voith-Arena.

Tim Walter has always drawn while coaching against Heidenheim, three consecutive draws for the coach. The game is never short of goals, in the last 6 games between the two sides there has been 20 goals and an average of a goal every 27 minutes.

Expected line-ups
FC Heidenheim: Ke. Müller - Busch, P. Mainka, Hüsing, Theuerkauf - Schöppner, Burnic - Thomalla, Leipertz - Kühlwetter - Kleindienst

Hamburger SV: Heuer Fernandes - Gyamerah, David, Schonlau, Leibold - Meffert - Heyer, Suhonen - Jatta, Glatzel, Kittel

What channel is the match on?
Austria: Sky Sport Bundesliga 8, Sky Go, Sky Sport Bundesliga 7
Bulgaria: Play Diema Xtra, Diema Sport 3
Czech Republic: Nova Sport 2, DIGI GO
Germany: Sky Ticket, Sky Sport Bundesliga 8, Sky Go, Sky Sport Bundesliga 7
Hungary: Arena4
International: Onefootball
Israel: Sport 3
Russia: Match! Football 3, Sportbox. ru, matchtv. ru
Slovakia: DIGI GO, Nova Sport 2
Slovenia: ŠTV 2
Switzerland: Sky Sport Bundesliga 8, Sky Sport Bundesliga 7
Turkey: beIN CONNECT Turkey

Schalke 04 vs Fortuna Düsseldorf - 20:30 local


The Saturday 'Topspiel' focuses on two massive clubs struggling to win in the 2. Bundesliga. Both have only won a single game in the first 4 and are stuck on 4 points, mid-table and a minus goal difference.

The two teams have battled many times in the top division, 40 games to be exact. Only 2 of the 42 total matches between the two were in the second division, Fortuna won one and the other was a draw. The last meeting was a convincing S04 win, 4-1 in the DFB-Pokal in 2019.

Rouwen Hennings loves to play Schalke, he's scored 5 in his last 4 when facing the Gelsenkirchen side.

Expected line-ups
Schalke 04: Fährmann - Thiaw, Wouters, M. Kaminski - Ranftl, Palsson, Ouwejan - Zalazar, Drexler - Terodde, Bülter

Fortuna Düsseldorf: Kastenmeier - M. Zimmermann, Klarer, Nedelcu, Hartherz - Prib - Appelkamp, Ao Tanaka - Klaus, Narey - Hennings

What channel is the match on?
Austria: Sky Sport Bundesliga 2, Sky Go, Sky Sport Bundesliga UHD
Belgium: Play Sports, Eleven Sports 3 Belgium
Bulgaria: Diema Sport 3, Play Diema Xtra
Denmark: Viaplay Denmark
Finland: Elisa Viihde Viaplay
Germany: Sky Go, Sky Ticket, Sky Sport Bundesliga UHD, Sport1, Sky Sport Bundesliga 2
Hungary: Arena4
Iceland: Viaplay Iceland
International: Onefootball
Latvia: Viaplay Latvia
Lithuania: Viaplay Lithuania
Luxembourg: Eleven Sports 3 Belgium
Norway: Viaplay Norway
Russia: matchtv. ru
Slovenia: ŠTV 3
Sweden: Viaplay Sweden
Switzerland: Sky Sport Bundesliga 2
Turkey: beIN CONNECT Turkey
Ukraine: Setanta Sports Ukraine

Sunday 22nd September - all kick-offs 13:30 local

SV Werder Bremen vs FC Hansa Rostock


Bremen and Rostock will face for the very first time in the 2. Bundesliga on Sunday, after 24 Bundesliga duels and 1 cup match. The last encounter was 13 years ago, Werder won 2-1 in 2008.

Werder Bremen have won the last four against Hansa Rostock, only two current HRO players have gained points in Bremen; Streli Mamba won 0-1 away to Bremen with SC Paderborn and Hanno Behrens twice with 1. FC Nürnberg in the Bundesliga (1-1 draws).

Expected line-ups
SV Werder Bremen: HZetterer - Agu, Toprak, Friedl, A. Jung - C. Groß - Rapp, N. Schmidt - Dinkci, Schmid - Füllkrug

FC Hansa Rostock: Kolke - Neidhart, Meißner, Roßbach, J. Meier - H. Behrens, Bahn - Omladic, Ingelsson, Mamba - Verhoek

What channel is the match on?
Austria: Sky Go, Sky Sport Bundesliga 1, Sky Sport Bundesliga 2
Bulgaria: Diema Sport 3
Costa Rica: Sky HD
Cyprus: Nova Sports 3 Cyprus
Czech Republic: Nova Sport 3
Dominican Republic: Sky HD
El Salvador: Sky HD
Estonia: Viaplay Estonia
Germany: Sky Go, Sky Sport Bundesliga 2, Sky Ticket, Sky Sport Bundesliga 1
Guatemala: Sky HD
Honduras: Sky HD
Iceland: Viaplay Iceland
International: Onefootball
Latvia: Viaplay Latvia
Lithuania: Viaplay Lithuania
Mexico: Sky HD
Nicaragua: Sky HD
Panama: Sky HD
Russia: matchtv. ru
Slovakia: Nova Sport 3
Slovenia: ŠTV 1
Switzerland: Sky Sport Bundesliga 1, Sky Sport Bundesliga 2
Turkey: beIN CONNECT Turkey

St. Pauli vs SSV Jahn Regensburg


My Sunday 'Topspiel' sees unlikely promotion contenders Jahn Regensburg travel to Hamburg to face St. Pauli. Jahn could win at the Millerntor for the first time in their history, they've failed to win in 5 attempts (3 St. Pauli wins, 2 draws).

In addition, the away team in this fixture has never won. Pauli newcomer Marcel Hartel is unbeaten vs Jahn - 3 wins and 3 draws (with Bielefeld and Union Berlin), he's also assisted vs Jahn three times.

Expected line-ups
St. Pauli: Vasilj - Dzwigala, Medic, J. Lawrence, Paqarada - Smith - Becker, Hartel - Kyereh - Makienok, Burgstaller

SSV Jahn Regensburg: A. Meyer - Faber, S. Breitkreuz, Kennedy, Wekesser - Besuschkow, Gimber - Beste, Singh - D. Otto, Albers

What channel is the match on?
Austria: Sky Sport Bundesliga 1, Sky Go, Sky Sport Bundesliga 4
Czech Republic: Nova Sport 4
Germany: Sky Go, Sky Ticket, Sky Sport Bundesliga 1, Sky Sport Bundesliga 4
International: Onefootball
Russia: matchtv. ru
Slovakia: Nova Sport 4
Switzerland: Sky Sport Bundesliga 1, Sky Sport Bundesliga 4
Turkey: beIN CONNECT Turkey

SG Dynamo Dresden vs SC Paderborn 07


Paderborn travel the 437 kilometers to Dresden just 23 days after the DFB-Pokal First Round loss. The last time Paderborn travelled the distance it ended in delight, as thousands of fans celebrated Bundesliga promotion in the away end.

The result was a 3-1 Dynamo Dresden win that day, and the last Paderborn away win in Dresden was 2011, with Roger Schmidt as coach. None of the 17 competitive matches between Dresden and Paderborn have been goalless either. So, predict goals on the Kicktipp.

Expected line-ups
SG Dynamo Dresden: K. Broll - Akoto, Sollbauer, Will, C. Löwe - Y. Stark - M. Schröter, Kade - Mörschel - Königsdörffer, Daferner

SC Paderborn 07: Huth - Ma. Schuster, van der Werff, Hünemeier, Collins - Schallenberg - Yalcin, Justvan - Marcel Mehlem - Srbeny, Michel

What channel is the match on?
Austria: Sky Sport Bundesliga 1, Sky Go, Sky Sport Bundesliga 3
Germany: Sky Go, Sky Ticket, Sky Sport Bundesliga 1, Sky Sport Bundesliga 3
International: Onefootball
Russia: matchtv. ru
Slovenia: ŠTV 3
Switzerland: Sky Sport Bundesliga 1, Sky Sport Bundesliga 3
Turkey: beIN CONNECT Turkey

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