Here are all the stats and facts you need to know ahead of Borussia’ trip to face 1. FC Nürnberg on Saturday (15:30 CEST).
- The Max-Morlock-Stadion is sold out for Nürnberg’s final home match of the season. Around 10,000 Foals fans will travel to Nuremberg for the match.
Recent results between Nürnberg and Borussia
- In 59 previous matches against ‘Der Club,’ Borussia have secured 27 victories whilst also going to draw in nine matches. Meanwhile, Nürnberg have secured more victories against the Foals than any other Bundesliga side (23 victories).
- Borussia are currently on a three match winning streak against Nürnberg, scoring seven goals and conceding just once. This is the Foals’ longest winning streak against Nürnberg since the 1992/93 season when Borussia scored four consecutive wins.
- Borussia have secured four away wins so far in 2019, the same as FC Bayern München. Only RB Leipzig (seven wins) and Bayer Leverkusen (five wins) have secured more wins away from home since the turn of the year.
- Substitutes have come on to score twelve goals for the Foals so far this season. Only Dortmund (17) and Werder Bremen (13) have scored more goals from players off the bench so far this season.
- Borussia have scored 73% of their goals in the second half so far this season (37 of their 51 total goals), more than any other team in the Bundesliga.
- Going into the penultimate matchday of the season, 1. FC Nürnberg are five points behind the relegation play-off place and potential safety. Since the 1995/96 season, when rules were changed and a win awarded three points instead of two, no Bundesliga team has recovered from a five point deficit with just two games remaining.
- Nürnberg have only won one of their last 26 Bundesliga matches, drawing eight matches and losing seventeen. Their only victory in this time period came against FC Augsburg on matchday 27 (3-0).
- In 16 Bundesliga home matches this season, ‘Der Club’ have secured 16 points (an average of 1.0 per match). However, Nürnberg have only picked up three points away from home all season. In their last home match, Nürnberg picked up a valuable point against title chasing FC Bayern München (1-1).
- Frank Willenborg will take centre stage for the match in the Max-Morlock-Stadion. Willenborg has been a Bundesliga referee since 2016 and has officiated 30 top flight matches so far in his career. He has also been in charge of three Borussia matches (1-1 in Augsburg this season, 3-0 away v FC Bayern this season and 0-1 at home v Stuttgart last season).
- Holger Henschel and Norbert Grudzinski are the two assistant referees while Christof Günsch is the fourth official. Timo Gerach will be assisted by Arne Aarnink as the Video Assistant Referee (VAR).
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