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Hannover vs Wolfsburg Prediction & Betting tips
The second Lower Saxony Derby within just eleven days is on. Just last week, Hannover 96 and VfL Wolfsburg faced each other in the second round of the DFB Cup in the Hanoverian HDI Arena. The Wolves won 2-0 and will meet RB Leipzig in the round of 16. Exactly for this the 96er now absolutely want to return the favor, because with only one single competitive victory from the ten previous games in the football league, the team of André Breitenreiter currently only the relegation place and threatens to lose the connection. It is already four points behind the 1. FC Nuremberg, which even a home win would not cause the Reds climb over the line again. Conversely, another lost Niedersachsen derby would mean that Hannover 96 could even crash in a point win the pursuers Dusseldorf or Stuttgart on a direct relegation zone. On the other hand, the wolves also need the points. In eleventh place on the one hand, the gap to the international starting places is not too big, so that with a winning streak the return to the top would be possible. On the other hand, it is only two points ahead of 15th place. The DFB Cup Winners 2015 would like to avoid a new slide into the relegation zone as far as possible.
The wolves are favored between Hanover and Wolfsburg in the betting odds, although all three exits in the classic three-way system are very close to each other. No wonder, because after the great start to the season with three competitive wins in a row, normality has long returned to VfL. Nevertheless, between Hanover and Wolfsburg the tip on the team of Bruna Labbadia should be a bit more realistic – also because the wolves already won eleven days ago in the DFB Pokal 2-0 in Hannover. In such a close game, however, it is recommended to eliminate at least this one eventuality with the market “Draw No Bet”.
Slowly but surely, the Lower Saxony swim the furs away. Once again it is true that the second season after the rise in the Bundesliga is the hardest. After all, not only is 96 in the cellar, but also the then co-starter Stuttgart. Speaking of VfB: The troupe of André Breitenreiter managed against the Swabians a little more than a month ago in 3-1 home win the only three in the season 2018/19. After that, the team of André Breitenreiter again four games in a row without victory. Only one of nine possible counters in the Bundesliga meant that the Lower Saxony again lost the connection, which they could restore briefly after the Stuttgart victory.
The problems are manifold. The tactical direction will certainly play a major role. Especially at the beginning of the season surprised the Hanoverians with offensive football, which often went to the defensive. Only in the goalless draw at home against Dortmund on Matchday 2 they remained without a clean sheet. Another problem is the point that the attackers have made too little of the offensive style of play. Although scored 96 in seven out of ten games even at least one goal, the opportunity utilization suffers nonetheless. Both deficits were also the ones who favored the 0: 2 home defeats in a really balanced cup match against VfL Wolfsburg. Can André Breitenreiter decisively correct in such a short time?
However, VfL Wolfsburg is certainly not free of problems. As the season began and another victory over Bayer Leverkusen followed the opening win against reigning Schalke, many fans certainly dreamed not only of one season away from the relegation zone, but also potentially of returning to international show business. That both Schalke and Leverkusen develop their own problems and also crawl only in the lower midfield, had no idea at this time. But at the latest with the 1: 3 home defeat against Freiburg and a phase of six games without winning in series between the third and eighth day of the match, all Wolfsburg hopes for a revival of the glittering international days should be smashed again. As a reminder, just two and a half years ago (April 2016), VfL celebrated a 2-0 home win in the Champions League over eventual overall winner Real Madrid. But there is still a very wide midfield between the premier class and participation in the relegation matches. This is exactly where Wolfsburg wants to position itself – as far away from the relegation zone as possible. Another away win in the Lower Derby would be mandatory.
Hannover vs Wolfsburg head to head matches
30.10.18 POK Hannover Wolfsburg 0 : 2
28.01.18 BUN Hannover Wolfsburg 0 : 1
25.10.17 POK Wolfsburg Hannover 1 : 0
09.09.17 BUN Wolfsburg Hannover 1 : 1
01.03.16 BUN Hannover Wolfsburg 0 : 4