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Osnabruck will be the visitors at Heinz-von-Heiden-Arena on Sunday for the Bundesliga 2 clash with home team Hannover.
All Hannover v Osnabruck match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below (plus the best game odds).
Hannover will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following the 1-3 Bundesliga 2 triumph vs Greuther Furth.
In that game, Hannover had 45% possession and 7 shots on goal with 5 on target. For Hannover, the scorers were Nicolò Tresoldi (15'), Derrick Köhn (22') and Marcel Halstenberg (57'). Greuther Furth got 19 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. Julian Green (50') was the scorer for Greuther Furth.
Three or more goals per match have been seen in 5 of the past 6 fixtures where Hannover have taken part. Opposing sides scored 10 times in these games while Hannover amassed a tally of 12.
Coming into this contest, Hannover are without a home win in the past 3 matches in the league.
Following on from a losing effort in their last game against Elversberg in Bundesliga 2 competition, Osnabruck and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that match, Osnabruck had 44% possession and 12 shots on goal with 4 on target. On the other side, Elversberg got 12 attempts at goal with 2 on target. Walid Faghir (79') was the scorer for Elversberg.
The stats tell the story, and Osnabruck have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 13 goals overall. Defensively, Osnabruck seem to have a bit of a soft underbelly. It will be interesting to find out whether or not that trend will be sustained here.
Heading into this fixture, Osnabruck haven’t won away from home in the past 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking at their most recent head to head meetings dating back to 22/09/2000 shows that Hannover have won 3 of these & Osnabruck 1, with the tally of drawn games standing at 2.
13 goals were scored between them in this period, with 8 from Hannover and 5 belonging to Osnabrück. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.17.
The last league encounter between these clubs was Bundesliga 2 match day 19 on 01/02/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Hannover 1-0 Osnabruck.
The match was refereed by Manuel Gräfe.
Team News: Hannover
Max Christiansen (Back trouble) and Max Besuschkow (Heel pain) will not be taking part for Hannover gaffer Stefan Leitl.
We think that Hannover may well kick off with a 3-4-1-2 formation for this game, utilising Ron-Robert Zieler, Phil Neumann, Marcel Halstenberg, Bright Arrey-Mbi, Jannik Dehm, Fabian Kunze, Enzo Leopold, Derrick Köhn, Louis Schaub, Håvard Nielsen and Cedric Teuchert.
Team News: Osnabruck
Owing to a fully injury-free group ready to go, the Osnabruck boss Tobias Schweinsteiger has zero fitness worries at all before this clash.
We’re of the thinking that Osnabruck seem likely to play in a 4-4-2 formation, settling for Lennart Grill, Bashkim Ajdini, Maxwell Gyamfi, M. Thalhammer, Florian Kleinhansl, Lukas Kunze, Dave Gnaase, Mickaël Cuisance, Robert Tesche, Erik Engelhardt and Kwasi Wriedt.
In this game, Hannover have it within them to be able to score a couple when they face Osnabruck, who may well find it hard to find the back of the net.
We reckon that it will be a fairly comfortable 2-0 winning score for Hannover at the end of the match.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Heinz-von-Heiden-Arena (49,200)
Captain: Ron-Robert Zieler
Chairman: Martin Kind
Manager: Stefan Leitl
Competitions: Bundesliga 2 position 7, DFB-Pokal (First Round)
🔑 Key Man: Cedric Teuchert
Normally played in the Striker position, Cedric Teuchert was born in Coburg, Germany. After making a first senior appearance for Nuremberg in the 2014 - 2015 season, the skilful Forward has scored 4 league goals in this 2. Bundesliga 2023 - 2024 campaign to date in a total of 5 appearances.