Konstantinos Mavropanos and Jordi Osei-Tutu could face off against each other on Saturday, as FC Nurnberg host VfL Bochum in the 2. Bundesliga.

Konstantinos Mavropanos makes goalline clearance for FC Nürnberg (Photo via FCN.de)
Konstantinos Mavropanos makes goalline clearance for FC Nürnberg (Photo via FCN.de)

Bochum travel to Nurnberg on Saturday, with Jordi Osei-Tutu and Konstantinos Mavropanos both likely to play. The two teams are both battling relegation, so there won’t be much time for sentiment on either side.

The game is at 12:00 BST and streamed on Bet365 in the UK. For International TV listings, click here.

For the most part, both players are performing well on their loans. Mavropanos has a couple of Man-of-the-Match awards since his move in January, whilst Osei-Tutu has three goals in his last five games playing further forward on the wing.

Osei-Tutu may have to shift back to right-back on Saturday, though, with Cristian Gamboa out of the game. Speaking in his pre-match press conference, Bochum coach Thomas Reis said:

“Cristian Gamboa must be sidelined. If we use Stefano Celozzi, Jordi Osei-Tutu or Armel Bella-Kotchap at right-back tomorrow, we will have to wait and see. We definitely have good options.”

Bochum currently sit in 10th, six points above the promotion-relegation play-off place. Nurnberg are in the more immediate danger, 15th and two points clear.

A draw would suit Bochum better, but both teams will want the win at this stage of the season. Good luck to the two loanees.

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