Sonntag, 15. Oktober 2017

Greuther Fürth - Erzgebirge Aue

Greuther Furth to struggle again


Greuther Furth won’t have Mathis Bolly, Nik Omladic and Sercan Sararer at their disposal.

Aue are only without long-term absentee Nicky Adler, but they have a suitable replacement for him.

Greuther Furth

Suspended: None

Doubtful: None

Injured/unavailable: Mathis Bolly (muscle), Sercan Sararer (unspecified), Nik Omladic (foot)


Suspended: None

Doubtful: None

Injured/unavailable: Nicky Adler (adductor)



Greuther Furth could not win the important battle against Kaiserslautern two weeks ago and lost their third game in a row. Following that defeat they are at the bottom of the table with only four points after nine matches. Although coach Janos Radoki was fired and Damir Buric has taken over nothing has changed in Furth so far. They are still one of the worst teams this season, with seven defeats – the highest in this tier. The side are bound to see the international break as an opportunity to make a fresh start though and might face the ideal opposition here as they have a good record against Aue, with just one defeat in the last ten encounters.

Aue were unlucky in their last league outing as they only lost 2-1 at home to Union Berlin. Their attack just wasn’t up to scratch, but overall the team performed well. The international break meant they had plenty of time to practice their attacking play, and having scored only 1.22 goals on average so far this season, this is an area they clearly need to improve on quickly.

However, Aue have won their last two away games and with Furth disappointing so far, I don’t believe the hosts are capable of beating such a compact side. I predict an away win here.


Neither of the teams are known to be high-scorers, with Greuther Furth netting seven and Aue 11 in nine matches. With Aue’s last three games averages two goals in total, I expect to see another low-scoring match and will back two goals again.


These two teams have met ten times in the 2. Bundesliga, with Greuther Furth winning eight and losing only two. They are unbeaten in the last four against Aue in front of their fans.

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