Hansa Rostock vs Karlsruher
2.Bundesliga – Germany
Date: Saturday, 24 July 2021
Kick-off 12:30 UK/ 13:30 CET
Hansa Rostock will celebrate the return to the second-class football in a festive atmosphere on Saturday afternoon when Karlsruher come to visit Orstseestadion in the opening round of the new 2. Bundesliga season.
The team from Rostock returned to 2nd Bundesliga after nine years of struggles in the lower division. They finally made it count by clinching the runners-up spot in the previous term of 3. Liga.
Jens Hartel’s men now want to stay in the second tier. We will be able to assess their capabilities only after the first several rounds.
However, their chances look great judging by pre-season friendlies. Hansa shocked the new UEFA Champions League participants Wolfsburg 3-0 two weeks ago.
Their newest arrival, Streli Mamba, stole the show by completing a brace on the occasion. We can’t wait to see Kairat Almaty’s loanee in action in the team’s maiden competitive game on Saturday. Their first rivals come in the likes of Karlsruher SC who were one of the most pleasant surprises of the previous term of 2. Bundesliga.
Despite budget limits (compared with some of the competition’s heavyweights), Karlsruher managed to clinch a top-six finish.
Christian Eichner’s troops have been especially dangerous on the road. They had a fantastic record of 9 wins, 4 draws, and just 4 defeats in 17 away matches in the previous term of 2. Bundesliga.
Hansa Rostock vs Karlsruher Head-to-head
- It’s been more than two years since these two sides last locked horns.
- Each of the last six head to head encounters between the two outfits occurred in 3. Liga.
- The teams have one win apiece in the last five head to head matches. The remaining three games ended in draws.
- The draw has generally been the most common of the outcomes in the history of this match-up (we’ve seen 10 draws in 24 games).
- Just one of the last five head to head outings saw three or more goals scored.
Hansa Rostock vs Karlsruher Prediction
Karlsruher kept their net untouched in their final pre-season test last weekend against Saarbrucken (a 1-0 win). Despite Hansa’s fine attacking form in their friendlies this summer, we feel this match could be decided by just one (or even none) goal.
The recent head to head record speaks in the favor of this statement as well. This is why we see the Under 2.5 goals FT as the best betting pick for this game at the 2.00 odds. The braver punters can shoot straight for the draw at the 3.40 odds.
Hansa Rostock vs Karlsruher Betting Tips
Under 2.5 goals @ 2.00 odd
Draw @ 3.40 odd.