Borussia Dortmund vs Hannover: Preview, Prediction, Team News, & Lineups

Borussia Dortmund will host Hannover in the German Bundesliga this weekend at the Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund.

Dortmund’s last match was a 3-2 win at home against Eintracht Frankfurt as Michy Batshuayi scored an injury-time winner to ensure they grab all three points.

Hannover were beaten 3-1 at home by FC Augsburg thanks to a brace from Michael Gregoritschch for the away side.

Hannover are 12th in the league table with 32 points so far in the season while Borussia Dortmund have 45 points and are third placed in the Bundesliga table, a point behind second place Schalke.

Head to Head

The two teams have faced off against one another 54 times in the past. Borussia Dortmund have won 26 of these matches while Hannover have won 14 times. There have been 14 draws when the two clubs have met each other. The last match between the two teams was won by Hannover in the reverse fixture with a 4-2 scoreline.

Team News

Borussia Dortmund

Midfielder Andriy Yarmolenko has a foot injury and is unlikely to be fit for this match. Right-back Erik Durm has a torn ankle ligament and will be unavailable. Shinji Kagawa is also suffering from ankle problems and will miss the match. Midfielder Sebastian Rode had a groin operation and is recovering from it.

Hannover

Edgar Prib is the only injury concern for the Hannover manager Andre Breitenreiter to deal with for this match. The midfielder has a Cruciate Ligament Rupture and will miss this match.

Players To Watch

Michy Batshuayi

The Belgian has been on fire since arriving at Dortmund. He has scored 5 goals in 6 appearances for the club.

Niclas Fullkrug

The German striker has scored 10 goals for the club this season and looks to be in fine form ahead of this fixture.

Borussia Dortmund vs Hannover Lineup ( Predicted XI )

Borussia Dortmund Lineup ( 4-5-1 )

Goalkeeper: Burki (GK)

Defenders: Schmelzer (LB)   Torpak (LCB)   Akanji (RCB)     Piszczek (RB)

Midfielders: Pulisic (LM)    Gotze (LCM)   Castro (CM)    Weigl (RCM)    Reus (RM)

Attackers:  Batshuayi (ST)Dortmund lineup

Hannover Lineup ( 3-4-3 )

Goalkeeper:  Tschauner (GK)

Defenders: Elez (LCB)     Sane (CB)    Sorg (RCB)

Midfielders: Ostrzolek (LM)     Fossum (LCM)      Anton (RCM)    Korb (RM)

Attackers: Bebou (LW)    Fullkrug (ST)     Klaus (RW)Hannover lineup

Borussia Dortmund vs Hannover Prediction

Borussia Dortmund are the favorites in this match on home soil. Hannover will be happy to even get away from Signal Iduna Park with just a point.

So, our prediction for this match is a 2-1 win for Borussia Dortmund.

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