Hannover 96 v VfB Stuttgart Prediction and Preview – 23/09/15
Bundesliga preview – Hannover 96 v VfB Stuttgart prediction
Hannover have fully fit Christian Schulz at centre-back again with Leon Andreasen ahead of Manuel Schmiedebach in the central midfield pecking order. Oliver Sorg is expected to remain in the starting XI and Miiko Albornoz will fill in at left back once again.
VfB Stuttgart will look to stick with the 4-1-4-1 formation favoured by coach Alexander Zorniger. Timo Baumgartl is the only minor concern in defence but should be fit, if not Adam Hlousek or Georg Niedermeier will get the nod.
Hannover 96: 4-2-3-1 formation: Zieler; Sakai, Marcelo, Schulz, Albornoz; Andreasen, Sane; Sorg, Kiyotake, Karaman; Sobiech
VfB Stuttgart: 4-1-4-1 formation: Tyton; Klein, Baumgartl, Sunjic, Insua; Die; Harnik, Gentner, Didavi, Kostic; Ginczek
Last 10 matches:
- Hannover have won 2, drawn 2 and lost 6
- Stuttgart have won 4, drawn 1 and lost 5
- Over the course of their previous 10 matches:
- Hannover have scored an average of 1.2 goals and conceded an average of 1.5 goals per game
- Stuttgart have scored an average of 1.8 goals and conceded an average of 1.9 goals per game
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in:
- 4 of Hannover’s previous 10 matches
- 8 of Stuttgart’s previous 10 matches
Last season this fixture ended 1-1 with the return game at Stuttgart finishing 1-0 to the home team.
Hannover have not won a point since the opening day of the season. They have failed to score in two of their last three league games and in the game they did score Dortmund won 4-2. The manner of the recent defeats will be a concern for Hannover fans, falling to a 2-0 defeat at Augsburg on Sunday, without really troubling the opposition goal.
Stuttgart too have struggled in recent games however they have put in better performances only losing out by the odd goal with the exception of a 4-1 home defeat at the hands of Frankfurt. Frankfurt pair Didavi and Ginczek have both found the net this season and will continue to fire in shots.
In this game we expect the result to be close, just edging towards Stuttgart due to their recent form. With both teams at times wasteful in front of goal the corners market looks attractive, with Ginczek hoping to add to his tally for the season
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Stuttgart win + Both Teams to Score at 10/3 – Click here to bet with Bet365
Ginczek to score Anytime and Stuttgart win 2-1 at 18/1 – Click here to bet with Bet365
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