Hannover 96 vs Augsburg – Bundesliga.
HDI Arena, Hannover – 21 February, 16:30.
Match Preview and Betting Tips.
Hannover 96 will be hosting Augsburg this Sunday as part of German Bundesliga Week 22. Honestly speaking, I don’t think we are going to see entertaining or action packed match. Both squads have shown very little so far. Hosts are in way worse situation than Augsburg. They literally need to start majority of their home matches in order to keep realistic chances to avoid relegation. Even bookmakers had issues to determine who is the favorite in this match. Home and away victory are currently at same 13/5 rate, while draw is backed up with 23/10. I think that time for Hannover 96 to win has finally come. Their fans are waiting victory for more than a month now. First match against Augsburg didn’t go well for them; they were defeated quite easily 2 – 0 with first half goals of A.Esswein and P.Verhaegh.
If we take some friendly matches into consideration, Hannover 96 have lost 5 matches in a row. Things need to change swiftly if they want to keep at least small hope of not losing Bundesliga membership. They are hammered to the bottom of table with only 14 points after 21 match. That means they are 7 points behind the safe zone and this match could serve as great start for them. Head manager T.Schaaf stated that one point from this match means nothing to them, announcing charge towards the enemy’s goal from minute one.
Augsburg players had two very strong opponents in time frame of only 7 days. First they were hosts to one of the best teams in Europe Bayern Munich, followed with another hosting to English giants Liverpool. After showing very little in those matches, I can imagine their disappointment, lack of motivation and strength for this match. I wouldn’t be surprise to see them suffer another Bundesliga loss.
Hannover 96 vs Augsburg Betting Tips:
Hannover to win 13/8 – Get best odds here.
Over 2.5 goals 1/1 – Get best odds here.
Sobiech to score first 13/2 – Get best odds here.