Osnabruck have edged closer to the drop zone in Bundesliga 2 after a terrible run of form and we’re predicting the mid-table Greuther Furth can heap more misery on the visitors.
Having not won a league match since mid-December, Osnabruck have failed to win any of their previous ten matches, losing six and drawing four, and they could be worth opposing.
They took a valuable point off Arminia Bielefeld upon their return to action in Bundesliga 2 but were thumped 4-2 by Hannover last time out, which highlighted the consistent vulnerability of their rearguard.
That result means they have now kept only one clean sheet in their last ten fixtures and have shipped 14 goals in their last four matches alone.
A look at their away record makes for even worse reading. They have managed to win only twice on the road in Bundesliga 2 this term – claiming the scalp of Sandhausen on the second match day of the season and beating Holstein Kiel in December.
They have also conceded 20 goals in their 13 away assignments this term and have kept only two clean sheets away from home all season.
They have been somewhat over-reliant on one individual at the other end of the pitch, with Marcos Alvarez having scored 11 of their 35 league goals this campaign.
With concerns at both ends of the pitch they could struggle to tame a Greuther Furth outfit who make themselves hard to beat and are not far off a top-four berth in the German second division.
Greuther are unbeaten in their previous four matches, drawing three, although one of those stalemates came against Hamburg and their win was at home to a Stuttgart side with their sights set on achieving promotion this term.
Greuther Furth have also impressed on home soil this campaign with seven of their ten league wins coming in their own backyard, where they have scored 21 goals this term.
They have, in fact, lost only two of their previous ten home league matches at the Sportpark Ronhof, where they have also scored at least two goals in five of their last six encounters.
With that in mind, punters should not only anticipate a Furth victory but a comprehensive one and, given the lack of quality in Osnabruck’s ranks coupled with the fact three of Greuther’s last four wins have been by a two-goal margin, a bet on 2-0 could be the way to go for a correct score prediction.