Eintracht Frankfurt vs Hannover
Date: Sunday, 30 September 2018
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK 15:30 CET
Venue: Commerzbank-Arena (Frankfurt).
The Eagles have huge problems adjusting to life without Niko Kovac on the bench. They enjoyed a fabulous campaign last season going all the way in DFB Pokal and clinching the top-eight finish in the Bundesliga standings.
Nevertheless, things are by no means going according to plans at the start of the new campaign. The mid-week loss to Borussia Monchengladbach dropped the team down to 15th place. Eintracht won just four points in opening five rounds and they will be desperate to turn a corner on Sunday when they play host to Hannover.
Luckily for Adi Hutter, the Reds come into this in the lowest of spirits after losing three on the spin in Bundesliga. They conceded as many as eight goals in the process, the mid-week 1-3 home loss to Hoffenheim being the most recent of failures.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Hannover: Head-to-head
Frankfurt were in full control of happenings in the most recent set of head to head fixtures with the Reds.
The Eagles won five in a row against Hannover.
Interestingly, each of wins came by exactly one goal margin.
At home, Frankfurt won 11, drew 10 and lost only 5 of 26 meetings with the Reds.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Hannover: Prediction
Both teams lacked meticulousness at the back in latest league outings and we can’t see any of them keeping a clean sheet here. The BTTS pick thus looks great at 1.66 odds. This scenario happened in all of last five games Frankfurt played in all competitions as well as in two of past three of Hannover’s matches in Bundesliga.
The Reds were dreadful travellers last year in the top flight (2 wins, 6 draws and 9 losses in 17 games on the road). Given they lost three on the bounce, we have to notice the value in backing the home win at the odds of 2.05 here. Moving forward, Hannover easily lost both of their two away fixtures his season conceding five goals in the process (against RB Leipzig and Nurnberg).
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Hannover: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.66 (4/6)
Eintracht to win @ 2.05 (21/20).