Nurnberg – Hannover SOCCER PICKS
Nürnberg and Hannover 96 meet at Grundig-Stadion, in a match for the 4th round of the Bundesliga. There is only record of 2 recent direct matches between these two teams: on 04-04-2017, which ended with the victory of Hannover 96 by (1-0), and on 23-10-2016, which ended with the Nürnberg victory by (2-0). In this game the home factor may be decisive, since the Nürnberg presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 15 th position of the league, with 2 points won, after 2 draws and 1 loss. In the penultimate match, they tied in a home match against Mainz 05, by (1-1). In the last match, they tied in an away match against Werder Bremen, by (1-1). This is a team that, oddly enough, has had better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 8 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses in away matches; against 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 defeats in his stadium. In the last 10 home matches Nürnberg has won 4, tied 2 and lost 4. The team has scored goals against the opponent in 7 of the last 10 matches, so his defense needs to improve, but his attack has scored regularly, since he has scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches.
Nuremberg came to this unmotivated game, the result of the draw, by 1-1, in the visit to the Werder Bremen arena: the only goal of the team was scored by Virgil Misidjan. Despite the irregular moment, coach Michael Köllner must keep the 4-3-3, Mikael Ishak being the team’s most offensive reference. In addition, the locals must act more offensively to win the first win in the competition. For this game the coach can not count on Salli and Lippert, both injured.
After 2 draws and 1 loss, the away team is currently in the 14 th position, with 2 points won. In the last match, they have lost in an away match against RB Leipzig by (3-2), after in the previous match they have tied at home, against Borussia Dortmund, by (0-0). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses in away matches, with 34 goals scored and 17 conceded; against 8 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses at their stadium, with 28 goals scored and 22 conceded. In the last 10 away matches Hannover 96 has won 6, tied 1 and lost 3. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 21 of the last 24 matches have ended with Over 1,5 goals.
The Hannover 96 comes to this game with a defeat against Leipzig, 3-2, putting a final point to the two games in a row without losing in the German championship: the goals of the team were scored by Fullkrug and Albornoz. In this away game, coach André Breitenreiter must play in 3-4-3, benefiting the defensive organization and passing in depth for the attack. Of note that the visitors present some gaps in the defensive set pieces and defensive transition. For this game the coach does not have Prib and Hubers, players who recover from injury.