Hannover aren’t doing too well at the moment, but with a little help from their friends on the stands of HDI-Arena, they’re hoping to get a good result against Wolfsburg on Friday evening. But, are their hopes justified? Find out in this Hannover vs Wolfsburg prediction, at the end of which are a couple of hopefully-useful betting tips.
Hannover are currently third from the bottom with only 6 points after 10 rounds of Bundesliga. Half of those points came from their only win this season, which happened in early October when they beat Stuttgart 3:1 at home. The other three points came from three draws, two of which happened on the road. Still, it’s their stadium where they play the best. Last season for example, they won 8 home games, in comparison to only two victories on the road. But, none of those were against Wolfsburg.
In fact, Hannover have a very bad history with this team. They lost 4 out of 5 previous meeting with Wolfsburg and the one they didn’t lose was a draw. The biggest problem they had in those games is not being able to score. Actually, Hannover have scored only 1 goal against Wolfsburg since 2015!
But, it’s not just against Wolfsburg, Hannover are a team that generally does not score too many goals, at least not for Bundesliga standards. So far this season, they’ve scored 12 goals, which makes them the sixth least fruitful team in the league.
Of course, that wouldn’t be such a major issue if their defense has been doing a good job. However, this team has been dreadful at the back. They’ve allowed 21 goals in 10 Bundesliga games. Only 3 teams have conceded more goals this season.
Wolfsburg are traveling to Hannover confident they’re gonna bring some points home from this trip. They believe their players are better than those of Hannover, which their this season’s performances do show. Wolfsburg are currently a mid-table team, but they could compete for a place in Europe if they switch to the fifth gear.
They definitely have the manpower to do so, the problem is that other Bundesliga teams have that as well. This is why there’s no room for mistakes in Wolfsburg’s case. They need to win every single match in which they’re the favorite. And one of those matches is the one played on Friday.
Unfortunately, that won’t be a very easy job, not just because Hannover are very motivated to grab some points, but also because some of Wolfsburg’s key men are struggling with fitness. The good news is that their defenders are all fit for the game and considering that Hannover have problems scoring against them, they’re hopeful of keeping a clean sheet.
- Edgar Prib (injury)
- Timo Hubers (injury)
- Takuma Asano (doubtful)
- Niclas Fullkrug (doubtful)
- Michael Esser (doubtful)
- Linton Maina (doubtful)
- Pirmin Schwegler (doubtful)
- Felix Klaus (injury)
- Ignacio Camacho (doubtful)
- Admir Mehmedi (doubtful)
- Jeffrey Bruma (doubtful)
- Josuha Guilavogui (doubtful)
- Ismail Azzaoui (doubtful)
Tschauner – Elez, Anton, Felipe, Korb, Albornoz – Walace, Fossum, Bebou, Harraguchi – Wood
Casteels – Brooks, Tisserand, William, Roussillon – Gerhardt, Arnold, Steffen, Brekalo – Ginczek, Weghorst
Hannover vs Wolfsburg Prediction
In the recent couple of weeks Hannover have been playing attacking football with lots of possession, but that didn’t bring them any results. Therefore, I think they need to slow down a bit and focus more on defending their net. That’s the only way they can get a point against Wolfsburg, who are a fairly better team. And if they play defensively, I think we might see a draw here. Before deciding what betting tip could be the best for this Bundesliga match, you can check free bets that many bookmakers offer for this game.
Hannover vs Wolfsburg Betting Tips
- Double Chance X2 @1.36 (bet365)
- Under 2.5 Goals @1.95 (Unibet)