2. Bundesliga duel: Close contest expected between Hannover 96 and Greuther Fürth

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Competition: Germany 2. Bundesliga
Competition: Sat 27.February
Match begins: 12:00 (UTC)
Venue: HDI-Arena (49000 seats)

Hannover 96 will hope to utilise their home advantage to help bridge the gap to today’s opponents. The home side are currently 9 points behind Greuther Fürth.

Insights:
  • Hannover 96 has the fewest conceded goals in the first half (10) in 2. Bundesliga
  • Greuther Fürth has the most scored goals in the first half (26) in 2. Bundesliga

There should be plenty of energy on the pitch in this game, as both sides have had time to recuperate from their last game. Let's hope both teams are ready to give it all.

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Hannover 96 form and stats

20 points is a decent return from 10 2. Bundesliga games here at HDI-Arena for Hannover 96. The data says 6 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses.

Hannover 96 lost their last game at Fortuna Dusseldorf (placed 6th) after a 2-3 scoreline. Preceding that game was the home draw versus Paderborn that ended 0-0.

This is expected to be a close game, with Hannover 96 perhaps considered small favourites due to their home advantage. Looking back at earlier matches similar to this one (expected to be close with Hannover 96 as a small favourite), we find seven games. Hannover 96 has won two of these, drawn one and lost four.

A decent goal production from Hannover in their home games so far, with 18 goals from 10 league matches. Hannover have only conceded 7 from their league home games. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Greuther Fürth form and stats

The away team, who have the most scored goals (23) away in 2. Bundesliga, have been very comfortable on their travels so far, racking up 6 wins, 4 draws and only 1 loss in the 2. Bundesliga.

The supporters enjoyed Greuther's previous game versus Holstein Kiel (placed 4th), a 2. Bundesliga 2-1 win played at home. Preceding that game, the 0-0 draw paying a visit to Hamburger SV.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with Greuther Fürth playing away and similar expectations, we found ten relevant matches. Results were one Greuther win, six draws and three defeats.

Greuther have scored more than twice on average per away game (in the league), an impressive attacking display. They have 23 goals from 11 away matches. 12 goals have been conceded by Greuther in these games.

Head 2 Head

This is not the first time this season these parties meet, as the history books show this recent fixture: Greuther Fürth - Hannover 96 4-1. Last seven meetings between the teams: Hannover won four, Greuther Fürth won two and one draw. five games with over 2,5 goals, two matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

Hannover 96M. Ducksch
M. Ducksch
10 goals
Greuther FürthB. Hrgota
B. Hrgota
9 goals
Greuther FürthJ. Green
J. Green
7 goals

Hannover 96 missing players

Greuther Fürth missing players

Hannover 96 Greuther Fürth
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
22 10 4 Played P 2 11 22
10 6 3 Won W 1 6 12
3 2 0 Drew D 1 4 6
9 2 1 Lost L 0 1 4
33 18 7 Scored S 4 23 43
25 7 3 Conceded C 3 12 25
86% 80% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 91% 95%
64% 70% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 82% 82%
55% 50% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 64% 64%
27% 30% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 50% 45% 41%
23% 20% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 50% 27% 23%
41% 20% 0% BTTS BTTS 100% 55% 59%
41% 70% 75% Clean Sheets C S 0% 45% 27%
32% 30% 25% Failed to Score F T 0% 9% 18%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2 2.2 1.8 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0.5 1.5 1.8
2 2 1 Red cards R C 0 1 1
 
12.4 14.4 13.8 Shots (avg) S ( 11 11.9 14.5
4.5 6.1 5.8 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3 4.2 4.8
33% 30% 30% Goal Efficiency G E 67% 50% 41%
Key stats in 2. Bundesliga this season:
  • Greuther Fürth has the most scored goals (23) away in 2. Bundesliga
  • Greuther Fürth has the most scored goals in the first half (26) in 2. Bundesliga
  • Hannover 96 has the fewest conceded goals (7) at home in 2. Bundesliga
  • Hannover 96 has the fewest conceded goals in the first half (10) in 2. Bundesliga
  • Hannover 96 have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded at home.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Hamburger SV 22 12 6 4 48 28 11 7 2 2 26 10 11 5 4 2 22 18 20 42
2 Greuther Fürth 22 12 6 4 43 25 11 6 2 3 20 13 11 6 4 1 23 12 18 42
3 Bochum 22 13 3 6 40 23 11 7 2 2 23 8 11 6 1 4 17 15 17 42
4 Holstein Kiel 22 12 6 4 36 21 11 6 2 3 18 14 11 6 4 1 18 7 15 42
5 Karlsruher SC 22 11 3 8 36 30 11 4 2 5 14 13 11 7 1 3 22 17 6 36
6 Fortuna Dusseldorf 22 10 6 6 32 29 11 7 3 1 19 12 11 3 3 5 13 17 3 36
7 Hannover 96 22 10 3 9 33 25 10 6 2 2 18 7 12 4 1 7 15 18 8 33
8 Heidenheim 21 9 5 7 30 27 11 7 3 1 21 8 10 2 2 6 9 19 3 32
9 Erzgebirge Aue 22 9 5 8 31 30 11 6 3 2 20 14 11 3 2 6 11 16 1 32
10 Paderborn 21 8 6 7 26 24 10 6 2 2 17 12 11 2 4 5 9 12 2 30
11 St. Pauli 22 7 7 8 36 40 11 4 3 4 18 20 11 3 4 4 18 20 -4 28
12 Nurnberg 22 7 5 10 29 34 11 3 3 5 14 18 11 4 2 5 15 16 -5 26
13 Jahn Regensburg 22 6 8 8 24 29 11 4 4 3 16 14 11 2 4 5 8 15 -5 26
14 Darmstadt 98 22 7 4 11 34 39 11 4 2 5 14 15 11 3 2 6 20 24 -5 25
15 Osnabruck 22 6 4 12 22 34 11 2 1 8 11 19 11 4 3 4 11 15 -12 22
16 Eintracht Braunschweig 22 5 5 12 21 43 12 5 2 5 14 18 10 0 3 7 7 25 -22 20
17 Sandhausen 22 5 3 14 25 44 11 4 3 4 17 18 11 1 0 10 8 26 -19 18
18 Wurzburger Kickers 22 4 3 15 25 46 11 3 3 5 16 22 11 1 0 10 9 24 -21 15

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The 2. Bundesliga (Zweite Bundesliga) is the second level of German professional football. Like the Bundesliga it has 18 clubs playing a total of 306 fixtures to decide the final league table. The two top teams are promoted while number three has to qualify through a playoff. Two or three teams are relegated through a similar system.