Hannover 96 vs FC Cologne Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Venue: HDI-Arena

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Hannover 96 vs FC Cologne Match Prediction

By William Hall

Hannover welcome winless Cologne to the HDI Arena this weekend in a game which sees a Hannover side who are yet to lose, play a Cologne team who are still to pick up a single point. Hannover managed to get a point away to Freiburg during the week, taking them up to fourth in the Bundesliga. Cologne made it five straight defeats after Eintracht Frankfurt beat them on their turf. With an inform side taking on a team in deep trouble, this one could have goals. Read on for a full match preview complete with all our best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

I can only see there being one winner in this game. Hannover have been by far the better of the two sides up to now and will want to maintain their solid start this weekend. When these two teams met last season, on both occasions, the away side won. However, before then Hannover have had the better of the fixture over the years and I expect it to be the same kind of story this season. Cologne have not been in the dier form for a long time and as it stands, I think it will take a lot for them to turn it around. They are leaking way to many goals and are struggling to find them the other end which is making it easy for opponents to get the better of them.

Cologne have failed to win a game in ten away from home in the Bundesliga whereas Hannover have won four of their last five Bundesliga home games. I can see them extending that run this weekend.

Hannover to win - 19/20

Under 0.5 first-half goals - 13/8

Hannover 96 scored over 2.5 goals in 5 out of their last 10 games played

Hannover 96 saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against FC Cologne

FC Cologne saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

FC Cologne saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Hannover 96

AVG Goals

3.5

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Hannover 96 Form Guide

Hannover 96 Team Logo

Hannover 96

Won

9

Draw

0

Lost

1
W A

16-05-2018

Club Friendlies

Hessen Kassel Team Logo Hessen Kassel

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

05-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Eiderstedt

FT 0 - 14

(HT 0 - 7)

W A

13-07-2018

Club Friendlies

SV Ramlingen-Ehlershausen Team Logo SV Ramlingen-Ehlershausen

FT 0 - 7

(HT 0 - 2)

W A

14-07-2018

Club Friendlies

TSV Havelse Team Logo TSV Havelse

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 3)

W H

18-07-2018

Club Friendlies

FSV Wacker Nordhausen Team Logo FSV Wacker Nordhausen

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

21-07-2018

Club Friendlies

PEC Zwolle Team Logo PEC Zwolle

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

L A

01-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Wolfsberger AC Team Logo Wolfsberger AC

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

W H

04-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Udinese Team Logo Udinese

FT 5 - 1

(HT 3 - 1)

W A

04-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Udinese Team Logo Udinese

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

11-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Athletic Bilbao Team Logo Athletic Bilbao

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

FC Cologne Form Guide

FC Cologne Team Logo

FC Cologne

Won

2

Draw

4

Lost

4
D H

07-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

Mainz 05 Team Logo Mainz 05

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

14-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

Hertha Berlin Team Logo Hertha Berlin

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

22-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

Schalke 04 Team Logo Schalke 04

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

L A

28-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

Freiburg Team Logo Freiburg

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

05-05-2018

1. Bundesliga

Bayern Munich Team Logo Bayern Munich

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

12-05-2018

1. Bundesliga

Wolfsburg Team Logo Wolfsburg

FT 4 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

17-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Watford Team Logo Watford

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

20-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Werder Bremen Team Logo Werder Bremen

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

04-08-2018

2. Bundesliga

Bochum Team Logo Bochum

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

13-08-2018

2. Bundesliga

Union Berlin Team Logo Union Berlin

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

Hannover 96 Preview

Hannover will be buzzing with how the start of the season have gone, still without a defeat, on eleven points and fourth in the Bundesliga. It all started with back to back defeats over Mainz and Hannover before a draw away at Wolfsburg. Since they have beat Hamburger at home and most recently drew away to Freiburg in a game where they would have been disappointed to have not picked up three points after conceding a late equaliser. It's been the Austrian Martin Harnik who has been banging in the goals for Hannover again this season. After scoring 17 for the club last campaign, he is already on four in five games this season. The 30 year old former Stuttgart striker is still proving he can do well at the top level.

Hannover 96 Team News

Hannover have six players out injured for this game. Here is the list; Jonathas (thigh injury), Uffe Bech (knee injury), Felipe (groin injury), Miiko Albornoz (thigh injury), Noah-Joel Sarenren-Bazee (thigh injury) and Edgar Prib (cruciate ligement injury).

FC Cologne Preview

There is nothing positive to say about the start to the season Cologne have had. They have suffered five straight defeats, conceding 14 and scoring just 3. Things do not look good at the club at the minute, and it has all come at a huge surprise after the solid season they had last campaign, finishing 4th. Cologne have five forwards in their squad of players, and not one of them has hit the back of the net this season. With confidence very low, Cologne needs to get a win as soon as possible to start lifting up everyone at the club again, including the fans. A win this weekend, and they have a nice run of results where they can start picking up some points to get their season up and running.

FC Cologne Team News

Cologne have four out for the visit to Hannover with Arjoms Rudnevs (ill), Marius Laux (unknown), Jonas Hector (ankle injury) and Nikolas Narty (knee injury) all sidelined.

Hannover 96 Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

4.3

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

FC Cologne Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.3

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Hannover 96 vs FC Cologne Sidelined Players

Hannover 96
3 Miiko Albornoz Injured
5 Felipe Injured
17 Uffe Bech Injured
7 Edgar Prib Injured
37 Noah-Joel Sarenren-Bazee Injured
FC Cologne
14 Jonas Hector Injured
38 Nikolas Nartey Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Philipp Tschauner 196 89
4 LB Julian Korb 177 68
22 RB Matthias Ostrzolek 178 71
20 CD Salif Sane 194 84
31 CD Waldemar Anton 182 66
13 LM Ihlas Bebou 183 72
6 CM Marvin Bakalorz 180 73
26 RM Kenan Karaman 189 78
27 CM Pirmin Schwegler 178 74
14 CF Martin Harnik 185 75
24 CF Niclas Fuellkrug 188 78
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Timo Horn 190 92
4 CD Frederik Soerensen 190 80
5 CD Dominic Maroh 186 83
3 CD Dominique Heintz 190 85
34 RM Konstantin Rausch 182 76
33 CM Matthias Lehmann 179 74
24 LM Lukas Kluenter 187 77
20 CM Salih Oezcan 180 74
15 CF Jhon Cordoba 188 85
21 LF Leonardo Bittencourt 171 60
13 RF Yuya Osako 182 72