Nurnberg vs Hannover
Date: Saturday, 22 September 2018
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: Max-Morlock-Stadion (Nurnberg).
Nurnberg are back in the top flight after four years, but they are struggling for success at the start of the season. The hosts are yet to pick up their maiden victory after two draws and a defeat in three opening rounds. Can it come on Saturday afternoon when they are set to play Hannover 96 at Max-Morlock-Stadion?
The visitors won’t come into the game in the highest of spirits either following a similar start to the new campaign. They also took two points in three outings and they’ll enter this game off the back of conceding three goals in a defeat to Leipzig last weekend at Red Bull Arena.
Nurnberg vs Hannover: Head-to-head
The hosts have a chance to make it all square at 16 wins, draws and defeats apiece in the H2H record against the Reds.
The two rivals battled it out together in the second tier of German football back in 2016/17 campaign.
They both won home ties in that season.
None of past three H2H games saw goals at both ends.
Nurnberg vs Hannover: Prediction
Michael Kollner’s men were lucky to save a point away at Weserstadion last weekend thanks to substitute Virgil Misidjan who notched the late stoppage-time equalizer to set the final score 1-1 on the occasion.
Scoring goals certainly looks to be an issue for Der Club who only managed to find the back of the net twice in three affairs. Knowing that Hannover shipped just one in two opening games with Werder and Borussia Dortmund, we have reasons to expect a tight contest with very few true goal-scoring opportunities at both ends.
The most recent H2H record between these two likes also suggests a close and tight game meaning we just have to try with the Under 2.5 goals FT as the main betting option at 1.85 odds.
Alternatively, the draw looks decent at 3.25 since neither of the two sides seem to have what it takes to start a winning thread here.
Nurnberg vs Hannover: Bet Tips
• Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.85 (4/5)
• Draw @ 3.25 (9/4).