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The Bundesliga 2 game at HDI-Arena on Sunday will see home side Hannover facing Hamburg.
All Hannover v Hamburg match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below (including the best match odds).
Hannover head into this fixture following on from a 1-1 Bundesliga 2 tied result versus Erzgebirge Aue.
The only name on the scoresheet from Hannover was Philipp Ochs (24'). Pascal Testroet (64') scored for Erzgebirge Aue.
Kenan Kocak's Hannover have hit the target 8 times in their last half-dozen outings. The corresponding tally of goals that they have conceded in that time amounts to 7.
Coming into this fixture, Hannover haven't lost in the league to Hamburg in their last 2 games.
Hamburg will go into this meeting after a 2-0 Bundesliga 2 win over Heidenheim in their most recent outing.
In that match, Hamburg had 54% possession and 18 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Hamburg was Tim Leibold (15', 50'). At the other end, 1. FC Heidenheim had 9 shots at goal with 2 on target.
Over the course of 5 of the past 6 clashes featuring Hamburg, a relatively low number of goals have gone in between them and their opposition. The overall average goals scored per game in that period works out to just 2, with the number of goals averaged by Hamburg being 1.17.
Ahead of this meeting, Hamburg have not won against Hannover when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head meetings going back to 02/04/2016, there has been little between the sides with Hannover winning 2 of those games, Hamburg 2 and 2 being draws in normal time.
An aggregate of 13 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 5 from Hannover and 8 belonging to Hamburg. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.17.
The last league clash featuring the two was Bundesliga 2 match day 10 on 05/12/2020 which ended up with the score at Hamburg 0-1 Hannover.
The match was refereed by Bastian Dankert.
Team News: Hannover
Genki Haraguchi (Corona virus), Timo Hübers (Muscle Injury), Michael Esser (Quarantine) and Franck Evina (Ruptured knee ligament) won’t be available for Hannover boss Kenan Kocak.
Team News: Hamburg
From a largely healthy squad, there’s only the lone fitness issue for the Hamburg manager Daniel Thioune to contend with. Toni Leistner (Fitness) misses out for this game.
Our assessment is that Hamburg and Hannover could well cancel each other out, with goals at a real premium.
A scoreless draw looks like a real possibility, but we’ll see what happens. That’s why we have predicted a very even match with a 0-0 score when the full-time whistle blows.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: HDI-Arena (49,200)
Captain: Dominik Kaiser
Chairman: Martin Kind
Manager: Kenan Kocak
Competitions: Bundesliga 2 position 9
🔑 Key Man: Florent Muslija
Customarily deployed in the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Florent Muslija was born in Achern, Germany. Having made a first senior appearance for Karlsruhe in the 2016 - 2017 season, the dangerous Midfielder has netted 3 league goals in the Bundesliga 2 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in 17 appearances.