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Hansa Rostock will be at Bremer Brücke on Sunday for the Bundesliga 2 tie with hosts Osnabruck.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Osnabruck v Hansa Rostock including the latest game odds.
Osnabruck go into this game after a 2-2 Bundesliga 2 drawn match against Nuremberg.
Osnabruck haven’t made the most of their chances in more recent games. Their goals record equals just 4 versus opposition teams over their previous 6 matches. In those meetings, Osnabruck have also seen the tally of goals against them total 9.
Looking at their past form shows that Osnabruck:
- have not beaten Hansa Rostock in their last 5 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their last 2 home league matches.
- have not won at home in their last 6 matches in the league. Things will have to change soon.
Since being beaten in their last game against Hannover in Bundesliga 2 competition, Hansa Rostock will be aiming to make amends here.
The stats don’t lie, and Hansa Rostock have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 13 goals in total. At the back, Hansa Rostock have seen their frailties exposed. We will find out if that trend will be continued on into this next match.
A look at their previous results shows us that Hansa Rostock:
- have not been beaten by Osnabruck when they've played them away from home in the last 2 league games.
- are without a win away from home in their last 4 league games.
Head to head
Looking at their most recent head to head meetings dating back to 02/04/2017 shows us that Osnabruck have won 1 of them & Hansa Rostock 3, with the number of drawn results standing at 2.
A combined sum of 15 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 6 for Osnabrück and 9 coming from Hansa. That is an average goals per game value of 2.5.
Team News: Osnabruck
The Osnabruck manager Uwe Koschinat has a full complement, with no fitness worries at all before this clash thanks to a fully injury-free group to choose from.
In all likelihood, Osnabruck look set to go for a 4-3-3 formation this time and select Phillipp Kuehn, Thanasis Androutsos, Maxwell Gyamfi, Oumar Diakhite, Florian Kleinhansl, Michael Cuisance, Dave Gnaase, Lukas Kunze, Thomas Goiginger, Erik Engelhardt and Christian Conteh.
Team News: Hansa Rostock
Hansa Rostock boss Mersad Selimbegović has some current player fitness concerns. John-Patrick Strauß (Calf injury), Jonas David (Thigh problems), Lukas Scherff (Knee surgery) and Elias Höftmann (Cruciate ligament tear) are those who can’t be considered.
We reckon that Hansa will likely elect for a 4-1-4-1 system, choosing Markus Kolke, K. Stafylidis, Oliver Huesing, Damian Rossbach, Alexander Rossipal, Nico Neidhart, Kai Proeger, Nils Froeling, Janik Bachmann, Sarpreet Singh and Junior Brumado.
We envisage that Hansa Rostock certainly have the ability to find the back of the net against this Osnabruck lineup, however that is unlikely to be as many as they will have scored against them.
Our selection here is for a narrow 2-1 victory for Osnabruck at the end of this one. It should be a decent one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Bremer Brücke (16,000)
Captain: Timo Beermann
Chairman: Holger Elixmann
Manager: Uwe Koschinat
Competitions: Bundesliga 2 position 18
🔑 Star Man: Erik Engelhardt
Typically played in the Striker position, Erik Engelhardt was born in Kulmbach, Germany. After having made a senior debut playing for Hansa Rostock in the 2019 - 2020 season, the gifted Forward has accumulated 6 league goals in this 2. Bundesliga 2023 - 2024 season so far in 20 appearances.