Hannover 96 and Mainz 05 meet at HDI-Arena, in a match for the 18th round of the Bundesliga. In the last direct confrontation for this edition of the league, on 19-08-2017, Hannover 96 won out by (0-1). The record of direct matches played in this stadium indicates total balance between these two teams, since there were 2 draws and 1 win for each team in the last 4 matches. But the last time these two teams met at this stadium was on 06-02-2016, for the Bundesliga, which ended with the victory of Mainz 05 by (0-1). Jairo Samperio (24 ‘) scored the only goal of the match. Particular attention is required for the home / away condition, since both teams present significantly different results at home and abroad.
The home team is currently in the 11 th position of the league, with 23 points won, after 6 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Hertha BSC, by (3-1). In the last match, they tied in a home match against Bayer Leverkusen, by (4-4). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 2 draws and 8 losses in away matches; against 9 wins, 5 draws and 1 loss at their stadium. In their last match, for the Friendlies, they beat Paderborn at home (4-1). In the last 8 home league matches Hannover 96 has a record of 4 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss, so they have won 15 points out of 24 possible.
For this competition, he does not lose in his stadium 4 games ago. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (4 out of 8 matches). The team has conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 5 of the last 8 matches for this competition have ended with Under 2,5 goals. In 17 matches in the competition, they suffered the first goal 9 times and only managed 1 comeback.
The Hannover has fallen of performance in the German league, has only a victory in the last eight days and needs to begin a recovery to return to have a safe margin of points on the zone of descent. The home team is characterized by a somewhat inefficient attack, which scored 24 goals and is the ninth worst in the national championship, but the big problem has been the defense, which suffered 26 goals and is the fifth worst, something that needs to be corrected urgently for what remains to be contested in the competition. In Saturday’s game, Hannover lost only 1 of the last 9 games played, scored no goals in only 1 of the games they played at home and it is important to note that they suffered goals in 4 of the last 5 games against their fans. For the match against Mainz 05, coach Andre Brentenreiter has no problems in the team considered as a starter and must repeat the starting line-up of the last day.
After 4 wins, 5 draws and 8 losses, the away team is currently in the 15 th position of the league, with 17 points won. In the penultimate match, they lost in a home match against Borussia Dortmund, by (0-2). In the last match, they tied in a away match against Werder Bremen, by (2-2). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 1 win, 7 draws and 7 losses in away matches, with 13 goals scored and 24 conceded; against 6 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses at their stadium, with 22 goals scored and 25 suffered. In the last match that they disputed, for the Friendlies, they lost with Borussia M’gladbach at home (0-3). In their last away game, for the Friendlies, they lost by (2-1) against St. Gallen. In the last 8 away league matches Mainz 05 has a record of 4 draws and 4 losses, so they have won 4 points out of 24 possible.
For this competition, they have not won any of the last 8 away matches. In their away league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (3 out of 9 matches). The team has conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 17 matches in this competition, they have only 1 comeback in the 12 matches they have conceded the first goal.
Mainz 05 has been campaigning well below expectations in the German league, has not won for 5 days and needs to start a recovery, since it is only 2 points from the relegation zone. The visiting team presents problems, both in the offensive and in the defensive system, as they scored 24 goals, being the ninth worst attack of the national championship, and suffered 28 goals, having the third worst defense, being that they suffered goals in 10 of the last 11 games played. In this Saturday’s game, Mainz 05 has the third worst campaign in the Bundesliga and suffered goals in the 8 games they played in the visiting capacity, showing the difficulty of acting away from their domains. For the game against Hannover, coach Schwarz can not count on Latza, on account of a suspension, for accumulation of yellow cards.
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