Borussia Dortmund vs Hannover
Date: Saturday, 26 January 2019
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: Signal-Iduna-Park (Dortmund).
Borussia Dortmund claimed spoils in one of the toughest away fixtures in the division last weekend when they saw off RB Leipzig 0-1 at Red Bull Arena. It was an eventful affair which, however, saw a single goal making the difference at the end. It was scored by Belgian midfielder Axel Witsel, his second of the season for Borussia.
Die Schwarzgelben thus maintained the six-point cushion at the top of the Bundesliga ladder. They will have a nice opportunity to bag anther three-pointer on Saturday afternoon when relegation strugglers Hannover come to visit Signal-Iduna-Park.
The Reds sit second from bottom after 17 rounds. They are winless in last seven league ties (five losses and two draws along). Andre Breitenreiter’s troops fell 0-1 at home to Werder Bremen in the first fixture of the year last weekend.
Borussia Dortmund vs Hannover: Head-to-head
Borussia have a positive head to head record in the history of matches against Hannover.
The Reds, however, managed to hold Die Schwarzgelben to a goalless draw when teams met each other in this term of Bundesliga in late-August.
Dortmund dominated the match-up in games on the home patch where they won 16, drew 7 and lost only 5 of 28 against the Reds.
Borussia Dortmund vs Hannover: Prediction
Hannover are one of two teams in the entire league without a single win on the road this season. They drew four and lost five of nine away outings in Bundesliga. They shipped 21 goals in the process and e just can’t imagine them causing any troubles to runaway leaders here.
The hosts have been impeccable on the home court so far in the season. They won eight and drew one of nine home fixtures. We expect Lucien Favre’s men to dominate the pitch from the very first whistle and to claim a comprehensive victory to stay at least six points clear of Bayern Munich at the top of the standings.
Borussia Dortmund vs Hannover: Bet Tips
HT/FT Borussia Dortmund/Borussia Dortmund @ 1.53 (8/15)
Borussia Dortmund -2.5 handicap @ 2.15 (23/20).