Hannover 96 vs Würzburger Kickers betting preview: Visitors should struggle at HDI-Arena

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Competition: Germany 2. Bundesliga
Competition: Thu 08.April
Match begins: 16:30 (UTC)
Venue: HDI-Arena (49000 seats)

With their 20 point advantage in the league table, Hannover 96 fans are hoping to see their team collect maximum points from this game against Würzburger Kickers.

Insights:
  • Hannover 96 have the fewest conceded goals in the first half (12) in 2. Bundesliga
  • Würzburger Kickers have the most conceded goals (53) in 2. Bundesliga

It’s busy days for these teams as both were in action only a few days ago. There’s no rest for the wicked, or in this case; no rest for Hannover and Würzburger Kickers.

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Hannover 96 form and stats

6 victories, 4 draws and 2 defeats. That’s what Hannover 96 have to build on here at HDI-Arena in the 2. Bundesliga. The last three games played by Hannover, regardless of arena, have all ended draws. The home fans are hungry for more even though Hannover have been steadily collecting points here at HDI-Arena through three straight draws.

A draw after 90 minutes last time out for Hannover, who played 3-3 against Hamburger SV. That match was also played at this venue (HDI-Arena). A 1-1 draw away before that, with Erzgebirge Aue the opponent.

Late drama in the game against Hamburger SV as Hannover were trailing by a goal near the finishing line until Genki Haraguchi popped out and made it level in the 84th minute. As you can tell by the result above, the goals flowed freely in the previous game and the stadium rocked. Could there be another goal fest today?

Another home game is coming up fairly shortly for the hosts, as Heidenheim are coming to town in three days.

Hannover have proved capable of finding the net in their games here at HDI-Arena with 23 goals in 12 league matches. Hannover 96's goalkeeper has had to pick the ball out of their own net 12 times. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Würzburger Kickers form and stats

There's been little loot from Würzburger Kickers's travels as they have only collected 3 points from 13 away games in the 2. Bundesliga. Würzburger Kickers, who have the most conceded goals (53) in 2. Bundesliga, only have 1 win to counter their 12 defeats and 0 draws. A depressing six defeats in a row for Würzburger Kickers in their away games. Unhappy days, as the last time they avoided a loss on the road was versus Osnabruck.

Würzburger are travelling again after losing away to Sandhausen in their previous match (0-1). A 1-2 loss hosting Heidenheim before that.

Würzburger goalkeeper Hendrik Bonmann had a great day against Sandhausen, but despite making six saves the loss could not be avoided.

After this away game Würzburger return home for a 2. Bundesliga game against Nurnberg. That game is only three sleeps after this.

Many goals are not expected from the visiting Würzburger Kickers as they have only managed to score 9 times from 13 away games in the league. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 0 of these goals has been scored in their last three away matches. The Würzburger manager B. Trares has some worries about the defense as 28 goals have been conceded in these travels.

Head 2 Head

The two sides played each other earlier this season: Würzburger Kickers - Hannover 96 2-1. Head-2-head stats last four meetings: two - one - one (Hannover wins - draws - Würzburger Kickers wins). As for goals, three matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), one had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

Hannover 96M. Ducksch
M. Ducksch
11 goals
Hannover 96G. Haraguchi
G. Haraguchi
7 goals
Würzburger KickersR. Munsy
R. Munsy
7 goals

Hannover 96 missing players

Würzburger Kickers missing players

Hannover 96 Würzburger Kickers
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
25 12 3 Played P 4 13 26
10 6 3 Won W 0 1 4
6 4 0 Drew D 0 0 4
9 2 0 Lost L 4 12 18
39 23 9 Scored S 2 9 27
31 12 1 Conceded C 9 28 53
88% 83% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 96%
68% 75% 67% Over 1.5 O 1.5 75% 69% 81%
56% 58% 67% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 62% 65%
32% 42% 67% Over 3.5 O 3.5 25% 31% 35%
24% 25% 33% Over 4.5 O 4.5 25% 23% 27%
48% 33% 33% BTTS BTTS 50% 54% 65%
36% 58% 67% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 4%
28% 25% 0% Failed to Score F T 50% 46% 35%
 
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 1.3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3 2.1 2
2 2 0 Red cards R C 0 1 2
 
12.1 13.2 16.3 Shots (avg) S ( 9 10.1 10.7
4.5 5.9 7.7 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.8 3.5 3.6
35% 32% 39% Goal Efficiency G E 13% 20% 29%
Key stats in 2. Bundesliga this season:
  • Hannover 96 have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Hannover 96 have scored at least twice as many goals at home as Würzburger Kickers have scored away.
  • Hannover 96 have the fewest conceded goals in the first half (12) in 2. Bundesliga
  • Würzburger Kickers have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored away.
  • Würzburger Kickers have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their away matches.
  • Würzburger Kickers have the fewest clean sheets (1) in 2. Bundesliga
  • Würzburger Kickers have the most conceded goals (53) in 2. Bundesliga
  • Würzburger Kickers have the most conceded goals in the second half (36) in 2. Bundesliga
  • Würzburger Kickers have the the worst goal difference (-26) in 2. Bundesliga
  • Würzburger Kickers haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Bochum 27 17 3 7 50 27 14 9 2 3 28 11 13 8 1 4 22 16 23 54
2 Hamburger SV 27 14 8 5 56 33 13 8 3 2 29 11 14 6 5 3 27 22 23 50
3 Greuther Furth 27 14 8 5 51 32 13 6 3 4 23 17 14 8 5 1 28 15 19 50
4 Holstein Kiel 25 13 7 5 39 24 12 7 2 3 19 14 13 6 5 2 20 10 15 46
5 Fortuna Dusseldorf 27 12 7 8 39 37 13 8 3 2 22 16 14 4 4 6 17 21 2 43
6 Karlsruher SC 27 12 6 9 39 33 14 4 4 6 14 14 13 8 2 3 25 19 6 42
7 Heidenheim 26 11 6 9 37 35 13 8 3 2 24 11 13 3 3 7 13 24 2 39
8 Erzgebirge Aue 27 10 7 10 36 37 13 7 4 2 23 15 14 3 3 8 13 22 -1 37
9 Hannover 96 25 10 6 9 39 31 12 6 4 2 23 12 13 4 2 7 16 19 8 36
10 Paderborn 27 9 8 10 35 34 13 6 4 3 23 19 14 3 4 7 12 15 1 35
11 St. Pauli 26 9 8 9 39 43 13 5 3 5 19 22 13 4 5 4 20 21 -4 35
12 Darmstadt 98 27 9 5 13 43 46 14 5 2 7 19 19 13 4 3 6 24 27 -3 32
13 Nurnberg 27 8 8 11 35 41 14 4 5 5 17 20 13 4 3 6 18 21 -6 32
14 Jahn Regensburg 26 7 10 9 28 33 14 5 5 4 19 17 12 2 5 5 9 16 -5 31
15 Osnabruck 26 7 5 14 25 40 12 2 1 9 12 21 14 5 4 5 13 19 -15 26
16 Eintracht Braunschweig 26 6 8 12 23 44 14 6 3 5 16 19 12 0 5 7 7 25 -21 26
17 Sandhausen 27 7 4 16 29 47 14 6 4 4 21 18 13 1 0 12 8 29 -18 25
18 Würzburger Kickers 26 4 4 18 27 53 13 3 4 6 18 25 13 1 0 12 9 28 -26 16

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