Wehen – Hannover Prediction & Picks (17.08.2019)


Wehen – Hannover SOCCER PICKS

Wiesbaden and Hannover are still waiting for the first win of the season! For the home side, the losing streak even includes two defeats on the first two matchdays. So the kickers from the Hessian capital were initially beaten at home in the duel of the climbers KSC and then at Erzgebirge Aue.

Two close bankruptcies and especially the defeat of the violets had to Wiesbaden completely ascribe itself, because the game was lost despite a twice as high number of shooting attempts. The negative trend could not be stopped last weekend in the DFB Cup.

Here ended the home game against 1. FC Cologne after a great fighting performance on penalties with another defeat. Hanover 96 kicked a day later last Monday evening at Karlsruher SC and lost 0: 2.

Under Mirko Slomka, who has held office again since summer six years after his departure, the outward weakness of the Lower Saxony continues unabated. Ten defeats and a draw have been recorded abroad in 2019 and the last away win was soon two years ago. 96 was able to on top of that in the 2nd Bundesliga playful yet convincing.

The starting position can be expected in view of the recent season of the opponents an offensive match, as must necessarily be taken points. For this reason was at Wiesbaden against Hanover, the tip that at the end of the game in the BRITA Arena a result of more than two goals on the scoreboard and hits on both sides have fallen.


The team of coach Rüdiger Rehm is as described with empty hands dar. However, the recent appearances quite courage. The defeats were partly unfortunate and especially the last game against the Billy Goats has shown that contractions have a playful quality.

In addition, the mental strength was once again demonstrated. Despite a 2: 3-residue in the extra time Wiesbaden fought back with the compensation.

This was strongly reminiscent of the successful relegation last May, when the home game against the Schanzer from Ingolstadt was lost 1: 2 and the second division was already on the road to victory, before labor in the second leg in the shape of a 3-2 victory yet repulsed. However, the squad is undoubtedly one of the weakest in the lower house.

Money for reinforcements was not available after the rise, which is why the team from the previous year runs relatively unchanged and mostly very young players were taken free transfer under contract. From their own U19 three players were promoted to the professional squad. Players who are certainly not lacking motivation, but at the same time lacking in experience.

In this context, it is aggravating that with Alf Mintzel the veteran in the defense in the summer after nine seasons in Wiesbaden the football boots on the nail hung. After returning to the 2nd Bundesliga after ten years, the seasonal goal of the Hesse is solely focused on relegation.

Despite all the problems, the offensive is reliable. At least one goal was scored in all three competitive games. Even in the pre-season preparation, the attacking department was in good spirits – read on results such as a 3: 0 against Boavista Porto from the Primeira Liga or a 4-2 win against the third division Sonnenhof Großaspach.

This is also not a new trend: Wiesbaden now has a season-spanning series of 24 compulsory and test matches, in which was always set.


After two match days, the Hanoverians have long since realized how difficult the goal of ascent is. Although the immediate return to the upper house is not officially postulated, but of course those want the kicker from the state capital of Lower Saxony as early as this season.

In the first two rounds, however, too little was done for this purpose. A deserved 1: 2 defeat in Stuttgart and a 1-1 draw against Jahn from Regensburg are not enough for the claims of the 1992 Cup winner.

In the latter match Hannover was indeed the game-determining team, but benefited at the same time from a missed penalty on the part of the footballers from the Upper Palatinate. In addition to the failed start in the 2nd Bundesliga, Hannover 96 had to say goodbye to the DFB Cup last Monday evening.

The guest appearance in Karlsruhe, it was a 0-2 bust. The defeat was just as justified as the defeat in Stuttgart. For the Lower Saxony, this is an already eerie negative series continues in the foreign. Since October 21, 2017 at the 2: 1 in Augsburg, so just 22 months ago, no away win was successful!

In order for this to change, Hanover’s offensive is based above all on newcomer Marvin Duksch. The striker came from Fortuna Dusseldorf, where he could not prevail after his move from Holstein Kiel and came only sporadically used. For the storks Duksch was clearly more successful on the way.

After all, the offensive player took in his last season at Holstein the scorer crown in the 2nd Bundesliga. At his new employer Duksch is still waiting for the first personal goal.

In view of the black series in away games are at Wiesbaden against Hannover, the odds for the double chance of the home side also worth considering.

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