Magdeburg vs Greuther Furth
German 2. Bundesliga
Date: Saturday, 27 April 2019
Kick-Off 12:00 UK / 13:00 CET
Venue: MDCC-Arena (Magdeburg).
Magdeburg are catching one of last trains 8in the battle for avoiding relegation play-offs on Saturday when they play host to Furth exactly at noon at MDCC-Arena. Der Club currently sit third from bottom and are four points shy of the safe zone. On the other hand, they are just one point above 17th-placed Ingolstadt and three points adrift of the rock-bottomed MSV Duisburg.
Furth sit quite comfortably at 11th place and practically have nowhere to go in four remaining matches of the season. The match thus has a much bigger importance for the hosts who could get on the brink of the safe zone with a three-pointer on Saturday.
Magdeburg vs Greuther Furth: Head-to-head
This will only be the second head to head encounter between the two likes.
Greuther Furth snatched a 3-2 victory in a five-goal thriller when teams first met each other in late-November last year at Sportpark Ronhof Thomas Sommer.
Magdeburg vs Greuther Furth: Prediction
Magdeburg enjoyed a dream start to the month beating promotional hopefuls Hamburger SV 1-2 on the road. Nevertheless, they failed to back up such success losing following two clashes with an identical 0-1 scoreline against the likes of Darmstadt and Jahn Regensburg.
The hosts generally struggled for goals throughout the entire season. They boast league’s weakest attacking record with just 30 goals bagged in 30 rounds. However, Michael Oenning’s men were very tough to break down at the opposite end. They did not concede two or more goals in any of past eight home matches in 2. Bundesliga.
If we know that Furth scored only 12 goals in 15 away ties in the league so far, we have reasons to expect a close match to be decided by one or even none goals. Under 2.5 goals FT id definitely the best of betting options, while you can also back the hosts to keep their net untouched in such an important affair at 2.20 odds.
Magdeburg vs Greuther Furth: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.70 (7/10)
Magdeburg to keep a clean sheet @ 2.20 (6/5).