Hannover vs Wolfsburg (By: Dajkula)
Hannover hosts Wolfsburg in the North German derby and tensions will run high. Neither team is in some good form but it is much worse for Hannover. Wolfsburg, after all, played some serious teams so some losses were after all expected. It seems this Wolfsburg setup works better on the road and the results suggest that.
Hannover looks pretty good to get relegated this season so they can be happy Fortuna and Stuttgart are just under them. With 6 points and 1-3-6 so far we can`t say the start was a success. They only won over Stuttgart at home and this is a big concern. The defense is a mess and they conceded 21 goals so far but on the other hand, they scored 12 which is much better than the bottom two. Hannover wasn`t far from relegation in the last season but their often excellent home matches secured their stay. Now they are not that reliable with 1-1-2 so far and losses to Hoffenheim and Augsburg here. They even lost to Wolfsburg 0:2 just a few days back but in the cup. The game, as stats would suggest, was pretty even with a fair amount of chances for both but Wolfsburg was the one to take them.
Something changed for the better when coach Labbadia changed the system in Wolfsburg and they picked up some worthy wins lately. Both came away as Wolfsburg was better than Fortuna 0:3 and Hannover 0:2. This was followed by an unfortunate home loss against Dortmund 0:1 in a very even match. Wolfsburg even had more chances than Dortmund. They had some pretty strong opponents lately with Bayern and Dortmund coming to town and away to Bremen. They lost those matches but they should beat themselves too much. This is the opponent they can beat. Wolfsburg has 2-1-1 on the road taking wins over Fortuna and Bayer, drawing with Mainz and losing to Werder.
An interesting fact is that Wolfsburg won the last 4 visits to this ground and have 5-3-0 from the last 8 home and away. Hannover for sure has problems playing with Wolfsburg.
The home side will be missing Hübers(def.0-0) and Prib(mid.0-0) while Wolfsburg is without Azzaoui (mid.0-0), Camacho (mid.6-0), Guilavogui (mid.1-0), Klaus (mid.0-0), Steffen(mid.10-2).
With some history involved and a bit better results for Wolfsburg they should remain undefeated today
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Hannover vs Wolfsburg prediction
|Wolfsburg AH 0||Bet365||1.81||8||2-1 LOST (-8 units)|