Hannover vs Nurnberg
Competition: Germany Bundesliga
Date: 9 February 2019
Kick-off: 15:30 CET
Thomas Doll, Andre Breitenreiter’s successor at Hannover, would have loved a positive debut as their coach, but… simply put, they lost to a much better team last weekend. RB Leipzig won 0-3, a horrible result for Hannover, as they were the only team among the last six in the table to lose. They are now at the bottom of the table, alone, on just 11 points from 10 matches, four below Stuttgart, who would need to go through play-offs to avoid relegation if the season were over today. Esser, Korb, Akpoguma, Anton, Albornoz, Müller, Bakalorz, Walace, Haraguchi, Wood and Jonathas, this should be the starting lineup. Doll doesn’t have several players at his disposal; Asano, Bebou, Füllkrug, Hübers, Maina, Sarenren Bazee, Schwegler, that’s seven players on whom Doll cannot count on this weekend.
Mikael Ishak earned Nurnberg a point last weekend at home, equalizing Werder Bremen in the 86th minute. They remain below the relegation line, second-to-last, three points behind Stuttgart. Midweek, their dream of reaching the DFB Pokal quarterfinals got… killed by Hamburg (1-0 defeat away from home). It’s worth mentioning that coach Michael Köllner went all out midweek, fielding probably his best possible 11, hoping to see his team qualify for the quarterfinals. It’s worth seeing if fatigue will prove to be an issue in this game… According to reports, Nurnberg will start with Mathenia, Valentini, Margreitter, Ewerton, Leibold, Misidjan, Behrens, Erras, Palacios, Pereira and Ishak. The day before the game, Löwen and Salli were considered doubtful. Lippert is injured, and Petrak is suspended; both are out.
Previous five matches:
Hannover vs RB Leipzig 0-3
Borussia Dortmund vs Hannover 5-1
Hannover vs Werder Bremen 0-1
Hannover vs Fortuna Dusseldorf 0-1
Freiburg vs Hannover 1-1
Hamburg vs Nurnberg 1-0
Nurnberg vs Werder Bremen 1-1
Mainz vs Nurnberg 2-1
Nurnberg vs Hertha Berlin 1-3
Nurnberg vs Freiburg 0-1
Hannover are visiting Hoffenheim next weekend. Nurnberg will be hosting Borussia Dortmund (both Bundesliga matches).
Hannover vs Nurnberg: Head to head Stats
Four wins for the hosts and a draw, in the last five games between these two in Hannover.
Hannover vs Nurnberg: Prediction
What a game… The last ones are hosting the second-to-last. I wouldn’t bet on this game, because I can’t find something to… grab myself from, not trusting any of the two teams.
Hannover vs Nurnberg: Betting Tips
If I absolutely had to choose something to bet on, I would try “over 2.5 goals”, at 1.97, keeping in mind that both concede more than two goals per game.