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Greuther Furth vs Bielefeld

Furth set to register first win against weak travellers Bielefeld


Greuther Furth will once again be without regulars Richard Magyar, Sercan Sararer, Philipp Hofmann, Mathis Bolly and Mario Maloca and will be looking for suitable replacements.

Bielefeld will be travelling to Furth without Christopher Nothe, Tom Schutz and Soren Brandy who are all injured.

Greuther Furth

Suspended: None
Doubtful: None

Injured/unavailable: Richard Magyar (ankle), Sercan Sararer (groin), Philipp Hofmann (ligaments), Mathis Bolly (muscle), Mario Maloca (broken toe)


Suspended: Nils Teixeira

Doubtful: None

Injured/unavailable: Christopher Nothe (knee), Tom Schutz (hamstring), Soren Brandy (muscle)



Greuther Furth’s performance in their season opener at Darmstadt surprised many: The team pressed really well and made life difficult for their opponents. Coach Janos Radoki placed his trust in two youngsters in central midfield, despite the fact that the experienced Jurgen Gjasula was available too. The match was very even and neither team created many attempts on goal, while both defensive lines did an effective job. Gjasula came off the bench in the second half and gave the team’s attack fresh impetus. However, Serdar Dursun missed a huge opportunity and following this big miss Furth’s opponents scored the winning goal after a free kick, with the visitors unable to reply.  

Bielefeld got the season off to a good start with a late winning goal against Jahn Regensburg – however, their 2-1 victory was also down to a degree of luck. Regensburg took the lead with a great counter attack in the first half, but Bielefeld managed to get back into the game through a nice shot outside the box from Keanu Staude, resulting in an equaliser. The second half was more even with both teams having good opportunities to win this game. However after Nils Teixeira’s sending-off, Bielefeld focused on defending and saving the draw, but a defensive mistake from Marvin Knoll allowed the hosts to score the winner in stoppage time.

Furth may have lost their first game, but generally speaking, their defence isn’t that bad and that makes me think that they can beat a weak travelling team like Bielefeld. Home win.


Greuther Furth’s home games haven’t seen a lot of goals recently, with only one of their last seven matches ending with more than one goal. Combined with the fact that Bielefeld are not the most proficient travellers, I think this could be a very low-scoring game too.


Greuther Furth have registered five wins, one draw and three defeats at home against Bielefeld in 2.Bundesliga, with the team scoring 11 and conceding 8 goals.

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