Hannover 96 vs Paderborn
Germany – 2. Bundesliga
Date: Friday, 12 February 2021
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
The Reds are on an impressive run at the moment. They are scoring in plenty, and are posting points on the board consistently. As of now, they are placed sixth in the table, and will be targeting a spot in the top-three.
They have also been defensively far superior to their peers, that only one other team has conceded fewer goals than them.
However, it needs to be mentioned that most of their defensive heroics had come a bit earlier in the campaign. At present, their backline is a bit out of form.
Meanwhile, Steffen Baumgart’s men are finding it hard to deliver good performances lately. Especially on the road, their displays have been worrisome in the past several weeks.
Likely, it’s expected that Hannover will have the upper hand this Friday at their home.
However, note that Paderborn have the better h2h record over the years, and they will be counted on to score at least once against the weakened home defense.
Hannover vs Paderborn: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Baumgart’s men had recorded a win to nil in the reverse fixture.
- They are on a two-game winning run.
- They had also won four of the preceding five encounters.
- Not once have the hosts kept a clean sheet at this ground.
Hannover vs Paderborn Prediction
Kenan Kocak’s men were unbeaten in seven of their preceding ten overall match-ups, and they had won five of their former seven games. At home, they have lost just thrice since 2019, and in fact had won 12 of their last 16 appearances here.
On the other hand, their counterparts are on a three-match winless run, and they have a total of two league wins away from home since January of 2020. Note that they have also conceded two or more goals in four of their past five road trips.
By the looks of things, expect Hannover to be the better team on the pitch this weekend.
However, they have been conceding goals a bit higher than average lately, and particularly so at home.
On top of that, they also have an inferior h2h record against this opponent.
As such, expect the BTTS bet to make good returns this Friday.
Hannover vs Paderborn: Betting Tips
Hannover to Win Either Half @ 1.60 (3/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.60 (3/5).