Hannover vs Nurnberg
Date: Saturday, 9 February 2019
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: HDI-Arena (Hannover).
Bottom two outfits of the Bundesliga standings are set to battle it out in what could be their crucial head to head match-up on Saturday afternoon at HDI-Arena.
Both Hannover and Nurnberg are struggling badly at the start of the year and we can definitely call this a genuine relegation six-pointer.
The hosts sit alone at the very foot of the league ladder following a thread of three consecutive defeats at the start of the year. They conceded as many as nine goals whilst scoring just one at the other end in these three affairs.
The Reds shipped eight in last two defeats against the likes of Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig.
Can Thomas Doll find the way to raise the spirits inside the dressing room? The pressure will be huge because a defeat here likely means the farewell to Bundesliga football.
Hannover vs Nurnberg: Head-to-head
The head to head record is all lock at 16 wins, draws and defeats apiece ahead of team’s 49th meeting.
Teams won two apiece in last four H2H affairs, none of which saw goals scored at both ends.
Nurnberg picked up a 2-0 victory in this term’s clash at Max-Morlock-Stadion.
Hannover vs Nurnberg: Prediction
Nurnberg moved one point above Hannover thanks to an 86th-minute equalizer from Mikael Ishak last weekend against Werder Bremen. They previously shipped five goals in back-to-back defeats to Hertha and Mainz.
The home court advantage might play a big role here as both of these two teams have really been dreadful travellers so far in the season. Nurnberg claimed only two points in nine away fixtures in the season with a horrendous goal difference of 6-29.
Hannover claimed two wins in the season and both came at HDI-Arena. However, the Reds failed to find the back of the net at all in last five home matches in Bundesliga.
Stakes can hardly be greater and we just can’t see either of two managers taking unnecessary risks.
The most recent head to head tradition also suggests a low-scoring contest and we have to go with the Under 2.5 goals FT pick as the main betting call at 1.90 odds.
Hannover vs Nurnberg: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.90 (9/10)
Draw at the half time @ 2.20 (6/5).