Hannover 96 vs. Borussia M’gladbach / Bundesliga – There are minor differences in the middle of the German Bundesliga table, and these two teams are just in that section, but Hannover is slightly better, which has won one point more. Not so long ago, Borussia had much more points than their hosts, but they have fallen into the crisis and now have four defeats in the series, which cost them a big fall in the rank. Hannover on the other hand they have played very solid and are undefeated in the previous three games, but with two draws. In the first part of the season, Borussia has defeated Hannover in M'gladbach with 2-1. Begins: 24.02.2018. – 15:30 CET
Hannover continues to be in the upper part of the table and they can still rightly hope for entering on the European scene, even though they are certainly not too overburdened by this achievement in their comeback season in the elite rank. It is important that they do not have to think about the fight for survival and they have confirmed it only by one defeat in the six rounds of the second part of the championship. Interestingly, they have lost the only match on their field from Wolfsburg, and they have made two victories in front of their supporters.
They have played three draws as guests with a score of 1-1. This shows that they are playing openly as guests and they have outplayed the team of Cologne in the last round but failed to win, as they did in their home duel with Freiburg. Anton was absent in that duel, and he was replaced by Schwegler in midfield. Now Anton returns, but in a slightly different role instead of Sorg.
Probable lineups Hannover 96: Tschauner – Anton, S.Sane, Elez – Korb, Ostrzolek – Schwegler, Fossum – Klaus, Bebou – Fullkrug
Now it can be said that the start of the second part of the championship was badly desperate for Borussia and they only made one win at home against Augsburg while they lost the remaining five games. Before Augsburg from Cologne, and after that single win, they lost four times in a row without any goals scored. They did not have a very tough schedule, if we do not count the match with Stuttgart away, where they needed to play better, but they have lost that duel with 1-0. In Frankfurt they were defeated with 2-0, while they lost two derbies with 1-0 in their field, from Leipzig and in the last round from Borussia Dortmund.
It is a weak comfort that the heroes in those two matches were their goalkeepers, which means that Borussia made a large number of opportunities that they did not take advantage of. This was particularly evident in the last round when they have missed a lot of opportunities against Dortmund, so one goal scored was again enough for defeat. Coach Hecking has made two changes after Stuttgart and Oxford was on the right back, and Bobadilla is in the attack. They were not efficient enough, and perhaps because of the good game, the same lineup gets the chance again.
Probable lineups Borussia M’gladbach: Sommer – Oxford, Ginter, Vestergaard, Elvedi – Zakaria, Kramer – Hofmann, T.Hazard – Stindl, Bobadilla
Hannover 96 vs. Borussia M’gladbach PICK
Hannover played quite well and they have already proved that they can make problems, and we expect offensive game in this duel, while it is finally time that Borussia turns a number of opportunities into a score.
Pick: both teams will score
Odds: 1.65 at 10bet (down to 1.57 can be played)