Hannover – Bochum, both clubs wanted to play for the ascent, but only one could be realistic about the Bundesliga. While Hannover 96 is on the right track as a tabular leader, but can not be too confident with only three points ahead of rank four, the VfL Bochum as the twelfth has to look down with only six points ahead of rank 16.
After 41 duels between the two clubs, the record is balanced with 15 wins and eleven draws. In Hannover, however, eight wins, seven draws and only four defeats clearly represent 96.
Hannover 96 have accepted the favorite role in league two directly and despite some changes in the squad no long start-up time is needed. Rather, the start with 17 points from the first eight games fell very well before two consecutive defeats at 1. FC Union Berlin (1: 2) and 1. FC Nürnberg (0: 2) sharpened the senses. By the end of the season the coach of coach Daniel Stendel lost no more and landed on the 16th day in a direct duel with the VfB Stuttgart even a 2: 1 victory, but with a 0: 0 against the SV Sandhausen, which also missed the autumn championship Could not be refined. The preparations went without defeat and were quite promising, but 96 were able to lose their first-leg win against FC Kaiserslautern (1: 0) despite the victory, losing 1: 4 at SpVgg Greuther Fürth. And also in the trophy, Hanover on Wednesday in a 1: 2 defeat against Eintracht Frankfurt no self-confidence.
While Uffe Bech, Charlison Benschop and Timo HÃ¼ber are still missing, the trophy of the trophy is expected to be set apart from the goal in which Philipp Tschauer returns.
Position Hannover 96
Probable lineup: Tschauner – Sorg, Anton, Sané, Prib – Schmiedebach, Bakalorz – Sarenren Bazee, Klaus – Harnik, Karaman
VfL Bochum have made a substitutionary round with five wins, seven draws and five defeats in the middle of the table, which was mainly due to the fact that the blue-whites have never managed to confirm strong performances or victories. The idea of the ascent had thus already settled for the winter break, in which four of five test games were lost. After the opening of the first round of the 1. FC Union Berlin, despite their own lead, a 1: 2 defeat was put into the sand and internal disquiet by the departure of veteran Felix Bastians as vice-captain has now, there is now a growing number Who warned against an involvement in the relegation battle. The 1: 1 on the last weekend against the Karlsruher SC did not really contribute to the relaxation.
Patrick Fabian, who has fought against the KSC in the short term with his knee problems, can probably be as much a part of the team as Nils Quaschner. But there is a question mark behind Marco Stiepermann (ribbed bounce). Next are not the injured Kevin Stöger, Thomas Eisfeld and Jannik Bandowski, as well as Timo Perthel, who is after a suspended ban.
Probable lineup: Riemann – Gyamerah, Hoogland, Fabian, Bastians – Losilla, Stiepermann – Weilandt, Wurtz, Quaschner – Mlapa