2. Bundesliga news and data: Hansa Rostock moderate favourite to beat Sandhausen

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Competition: Germany 2. Bundesliga
Competition: Sun 17.October
Match begins: 11:30 (UTC)
Venue: Ostseestadion (29000 seats)

It hasn't been easy for Hansa Rostock so far, and you could say the same about Sandhausen. These weathered teams would do anything for some much needed points here.

Insights:
  • Hansa Rostock have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored at home.
  • Sandhausen have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored.

Hansa Rostock and Sandhausen should both be in good shape for this meeting, as there's been enough days for both of them to train and rest since their last matches.

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Hansa Rostock form and stats

The story so far in the 2. Bundesliga for Hansa Rostock at their home stadium (Ostseestadion) is 1 win, 0 draws and 3 defeats.

Rostock enjoyed a nice away win last time out, playing at Holstein Kiel's place. The match ended 2-0 with John Verhoek (2) scoring. The striker John Verhoek outdid all the other footballers in that game and managed a match rating of 8.41 out of 10. Verhoek scored two goals.

Preceding that match was a defeat to Schalke 04 (0-2).

The home team are moderate favourites in this game. How does Hansa Rostock handle that role? We have found 17 games in our database similar to this one, based on the home odds. The stats for these games are nine wins, three draws and five defeats.

Rostock has scored 4 league goals at home this season, in 4 matches. Rostock have conceded 9 goals in these home games, a significant number.

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Sandhausen form and stats

As the visiting team in 2. Bundesliga matches, Sandhausen have produced an overall stat of 2-0-2 so far.

Sandhausen failed to get anything from their last game, a 2. Bundesliga home match vs Darmstadt 98 (placed 9th) that ended with defeat 1-6. As you can see from the result above, the defeat against Darmstadt 98 was particularly ugly (1-6). The humiliation is still top of mind. Arne Sicker, who plays in defense, got the "man of the match" on his team with the rating 6.81. Sicker hit one key pass and won 10 of 15 duels.

The game before that, was lost at home, a 1-6 defeat against Darmstadt 98.

Sandhausen are the outsiders in this one, but not by much. Their performance in similar games (being the away team and moderate outsiders) is one win, two draws and six defeats. From a total of nine matches.

Sandhausen are not goal shy away from home in the league, finding the net 6 times in 4 away games so far. Sandhausen have conceded 7 goals in these games.

Head 2 Head

Stats for the last three meetings between these two contenders are: one win for Hansa Rostock, one draw and one win for Sandhausen. Over 2,5 goals: one time; under 2,5 goals: two games.

Top Goalscorers

RostockJ. Verhoek
J. Verhoek
5 goals
SandhausenJ. Bachmann
J. Bachmann
2 goals
SandhausenA. Esswein
A. Esswein
2 goals

Hansa Rostock missing players

Sandhausen missing players

Hansa Rostock Sandhausen
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
9 4 0 Played P 2 4 9
3 1 0 Won W 2 2 2
1 0 0 Drew D 0 0 1
5 3 0 Lost L 0 2 6
10 4 0 Scored S 5 6 8
14 9 0 Conceded C 2 7 20
100% 100% 0% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 89%
89% 100% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 100% 89%
56% 75% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 100% 100% 67%
22% 50% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 50% 25% 33%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 11%
44% 75% 0% BTTS BTTS 100% 75% 56%
22% 0% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 11%
33% 25% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 25% 44%
 
4.1 6 0 Corners for (avg) C F 5 5.2 5.1
5.4 3.8 0 Corners against (avg) C A 4.5 7.2 5.7
2.8 2.5 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2 2.8 2.2
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 2 2
 
11.2 14 0 Shots (avg) S ( 11 11.8 10.8
4.3 4.8 0 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.5 2.5 2.7
26% 21% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 71% 60% 33%
Key stats in 2. Bundesliga this season:
  • All of Hansa Rostock's home-matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
  • All of Sandhausen's away-matches have had more than 2,5 goals.
  • Hansa Rostock have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored at home.
  • Hansa Rostock have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their home matches.
  • Hansa Rostock have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Hansa Rostock have won significantly more corners at home than away.
  • Hansa Rostock haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Sandhausen have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored.
  • Sandhausen have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their away matches.
  • Sandhausen have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Sandhausen 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 St. Pauli 9 6 1 2 19 8 5 5 0 0 15 3 4 1 1 2 4 5 11 19
2 Jahn Regensburg 9 5 3 1 20 10 5 3 2 0 14 7 4 2 1 1 6 3 10 18
3 Paderborn 9 5 2 2 20 10 4 1 1 2 6 6 5 4 1 0 14 4 10 17
4 Schalke 04 9 5 1 3 16 11 5 2 1 2 9 7 4 3 0 1 7 4 5 16
5 Nurnberg 9 3 6 0 11 7 5 3 2 0 5 1 4 0 4 0 6 6 4 15
6 Heidenheim 9 4 3 2 10 9 5 2 3 0 5 3 4 2 0 2 5 6 1 15
7 Hamburger SV 9 3 5 1 15 11 4 1 3 0 7 6 5 2 2 1 8 5 4 14
8 Werder Bremen 9 4 2 3 14 12 5 2 1 2 8 7 4 2 1 1 6 5 2 14
9 Darmstadt 98 9 4 1 4 21 13 4 3 0 1 11 3 5 1 1 3 10 10 8 13
10 Karlsruher SC 9 3 4 2 14 11 4 1 2 1 6 5 5 2 2 1 8 6 3 13
11 Dynamo Dresden 9 4 1 4 13 11 4 3 0 1 8 3 5 1 1 3 5 8 2 13
12 Fortuna Dusseldorf 9 3 2 4 13 15 4 0 2 2 7 9 5 3 0 2 6 6 -2 11
13 Hannover 96 9 3 2 4 7 12 4 2 0 2 3 5 5 1 2 2 4 7 -5 11
14 Hansa Rostock 9 3 1 5 10 14 4 1 0 3 4 9 5 2 1 2 6 5 -4 10
15 Holstein Kiel 9 2 2 5 9 19 5 1 0 4 3 11 4 1 2 1 6 8 -10 8
16 Sandhausen 9 2 1 6 8 20 5 0 1 4 2 13 4 2 0 2 6 7 -12 7
17 Erzgebirge Aue 9 0 4 5 6 16 5 0 2 3 3 9 4 0 2 2 3 7 -10 4
18 Ingolstadt 9 1 1 7 6 23 4 0 1 3 2 7 5 1 0 4 4 16 -17 4

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