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Magdeburg will visit Ostseestadion on Saturday for the Bundesliga 2 tie with home team Hansa Rostock.
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Hansa Rostock will be hoping to bounce back here after the 3-1 Bundesliga 2 defeat in their last game at the hands of Fortuna Dusseldorf.
In that match, Hansa Rostock had 52% possession and 9 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Hansa Rostock was Lukas Fröde (61'). Fortuna Düsseldorf got 11 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Dawid Kownacki (10'), Marcel Sobottka (27') and Emmanuel Iyoha (77') scored for Fortuna Dusseldorf.
It has not been often in recent times where Hansa Rostock haven’t conceded. The facts show that Hansa Rostock have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 games, giving up 11 goals during that time.
Heading into this fixture, Hansa Rostock have not emerged victorious against Magdeburg in their last 2 league matches.
Magdeburg come into this match following a 2-1 Bundesliga 2 win vs Greuther Furth in their previous fixture.
In that game, Magdeburg managed 63% possession and 14 shots at goal with 6 on target. For Magdeburg, the goals were scored by Cristiano Piccini (38') and Moritz-Broni Kwarteng (86'). Greuther Fürth got 5 shots on goal with 2 on target. Damian Michalski (42') was the scorer for Greuther Furth.
The stats tell the story, and Magdeburg have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 15 goals in total. At the back, Magdeburg seem to have a bit of a soft underbelly. We will find out if that trend will end up being continued on into this next match.
Going into this contest, Magdeburg are without a win away from home in their last 3 league games.
Head to head
Checking on their prior head-to-head clashes stretching back to 09/09/2017 tells us that Hansa Rostock have won 3 of them and Magdeburg 2, with the tally of drawn games standing at 1.
A sum of 12 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 6 of them for Hansa and 6 coming from Magdeburg. The average goals per game has been 2.
The previous league encounter featuring the two was 3rd Liga match day 31 on 10/04/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Hansa Rostock 0-2 Magdeburg.
The referee was Sven Jablonski.
Team News: Hansa Rostock
Looking at personnel, there is just the lone fitness concern for the Hansa Rostock gaffer Jens Härtel to be concerned about due to a largely intact set of players. Simon Rhein (Plantar fascia) won’t play.
It looks as if Hansa look set to opt for a 4-2-3-1 system for this game featuring Markus Kolke, Frederic Ananou, Ryan Malone, Rick Van Drongelen, Anderson Lucoqui, Lukas Fröde, Dennis Dressel, Svante Ingelsson, Kai Proger, Kevin Schumacher and John Verhoek.
Team News: Magdeburg
Magdeburg boss Christian Titz has a number of players out of action. Florian Kath (Mononucleosis), Maximilian Franzke (Torn muscle bundle), Baris Atik (Ligament Problems), Leon Schmökel (Pubitis) and Malcolm Cacutalua (Ankle Injury) miss out here.
It’s our belief that Magdeburg could decide to utilise a 4-2-1-3 lineup, choosing Dominik Reimann, Herbert Bockhorn, Cristiano Piccini, Silas Gnaka, Leon Bell Bell, Andreas Müller, Amara Conde, Connor Krempicki, M. Kwarteng, Jan Luca Schuler and Mo El Hankouri.
We’re inclined to think that Magdeburg have the ability to put a goal past this Hansa Rostock lineup, but that is unlikely to be enough to avoid a loss.
We think that it’s going to be a close game with a 2-1 victory for Hansa Rostock after 90 minutes. Looking forward to this.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Ostseestadion (29,000)
Captain: Markus Kolke
Chairman: Robert Marien
Manager: Jens Härtel
Competitions: Bundesliga 2 position 12
⭐ Key Man: Kai Pröger
Mostly played in the Right Wing position, Kai Pröger was born in Wilhelmshaven, Germany. After having made a senior debut playing for in the 2014 - 2015 season, the dangerous Forward has bagged 2 league goals in the 2. Bundesliga 2022 - 2023 season to date from a total of 8 appearances.