Hannover vs Wolfsburg
Date: Friday, 9 November 2018
Kick-Off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: HDI-Arena (Hannover).
Hannover and Wolfsburg will take on each other for the second time in ten days on Friday when they are to lock horns in the first game of the new Bundesliga Matchday. The Wolves came on top when teams met in last week’s DFB Pokal tie at HDI-Arena.
Admir Mehmedi’s goal from midway through the first half made the difference as the Reds could not find the response until the very end of the game. This summer’s acquisition Wout Weghorst only doubled the lead for Wolfsburg at the death of the affair to set the final score.
Mehmedi suffered an injury in the second half of the mentioned clash at HDI-Arena. It left him sidelined for the weekend’s clash with Borussia Dortmund. The absence of the Swiss playmaker was greatly felt on the pitch as the Wolves failed to create in a narrow 0-1 loss to table toppers on Saturday.
Will Weghorst & company do better up front against an outfit from the very opposite end of the league ladder on Friday?
Hannover vs Wolfsburg: Head-to-head
The head to head record favours Wolfsburg who lead the tie by 9 wins before the 39th encounter with the Reds.
The Wolves won four and drew one of last five meetings with Hannover.
It is interesting to note that Hannover failed to find the back of the net more than once in last five outings against the Wolves.
Hannover vs Wolfsburg: Prediction
Bruno Labbadia’s men significantly improved their defensive displays of late. They shipped just one goal in last three games in all competitions even though they played the red-hot Borussia Dortmund in the process.
Hannover’s poor attacking form in H2H games with Wolfsburg could thus likely be continued on Friday evening. The hosts made it three defeats on the trot when they fell 3-1 to Schalke 04 away at VELTINS-Arena last weekend.
The visitors thus head into this as heavy form favourites and we’ll back them not to lose as a safe bet at 1.44 odds. Braver tipsters can try with the Wolves to keep a clean sheet at the odds of 3.40.
Hannover vs Wolfsburg: Bet Tips
Wolfsburg or Draw @ 1.44 (4/9)
Wolfsburg to keep a clean sheet @ 3.40 (12/5).