DFB-Pokal / Karlsruher SC vs Hannover 96 – This is a match between two 2.Bundesliga team in the DFB-Pokal’s first round. The difference between the two teams is that Karlsruher was promoted from the 3.Bundesliga, while Hannover was relegated from the German first division. Karlsruher started better the new season and won both matches played so far, while Hannover lost and drew at the beginning. The two teams also met in the Cup’s first round and Hannover won away by even 6-0.
Game Karlsruher SC vs Hannover 96 begins 12.08.2019 at 18:30 CET
Karlsruher has been promoted to the second division last season and they started the new championship in a very good manner. In the first round they met Wehen at home, another new member of the 2.Bundesliga and won by 2-1. In the second round they faced Dynamo in Dresden and it was an even more efficient match that they won by 4-2. Karlsruher plays very offensively at the start of new season, and P. Hofmann has already scored three goals. Manager Schwartz made just one change in the team for the second match and Grozurek played instead injured Camoglu.
Probable lineups Karlsruher SC: Uphoff – Thiede, Pisot, Gordon, Rosbach – Wanitzek, Frode , Stiefler, Lorenz – Hofmann, Pourie
After relegation from the Bundesliga Hannover was considered as a favourite to return to it, but they didn’t have a good start in the German second division. In the first round they played a difficult match in Stuttgart against team that was relegated and harbours the same ambitions about return to the Bundesliga. Hanover lost 2-1 but due to the strength of the opponent it didn’t disturb them, however, match of the second round has definitely disappointed their fans. They met Regensburg at home and were regarded as a great favourite to win, which they failed to justify. At the end of the first half goalkeeper Zieler saved a penalty, while in the second they took a lead after Weydandt scored but couldn’t keep the lead. Hubert and Teuchert are injured.
Probable lineups Hannover 96: Zieler – Franke, Anton, Felipe – S. Jung, Prib, Muslija, Bakalorz, Haraguchi – Jonathas, Weydandt
Betting Pick: Karlsruher SC vs Hannover 96
Hannover demolished Karlsruher last season but that is old news. The situation is different now and Karlsruher plays offensive football, while Hannover scored in both matches played so far, and consequently we expect a goal fest.
Pick: Over 2.5 goals
Odds: 1.90 at 888sport (down to 1.80 can be played)
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