The two mid-table teams go head to head against each other this week where Hannover will welcome the traveling Augsburg side in the HDI Arena. This will be the 26th round of games in the Bundesliga for both of the teams.
There is not much to separate the two sides in terms of league standings and the points accumulated. Augsburg lie 10th in the table just one position above the Hannover side who are 11th. Also, both the sides have equal 32 points with only the goal difference of four separating the two sides.
Recent forms have been dismal for both Hannover and Augsburg. They both have lost three games out of their last five games in all competition, and they will look to improve such worrying form by winning this match.
So, it is clear that this is a match between two even teams. And each side will look to defeat each other and get past the other in the league standings.
Hannover center back Salif Sane returns after missing the Reds’ 1-0 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt through suspension. Oliver Sorg or Felipe, the latter having made his comeback following nearly six months out injured, will likely make way for Salif.
Croatian left-sided defender Josip Elez is also an option after dropping to the bench on Matchday 25.
Midfielder Edgar Prib and forward Felix Klaus are the only other confirmed absentees for the Hannover side.
Kevin Danso added his name to the injury list in their previous match that includes striker Alfred Finnbogason, and defenders Raphael Framberger and Jeffrey Gouweleeuw.
Caiuby is poised to return to the starting lineup after serving a one-match ban.
But the game comes too soon for Jan Moravek who is slowly returning to match fitness.
Hannover vs Augsburg Lineup (Predicted XI)
Hannover Lineup (3-4-3)
Anton(RCB), Sane (CB), Felipe (RCB)
Korb (RM), Schwegler (RCM), Fossum (LCM), Ostrzolek (LM)
Harnik (RW), Fullkrug (ST), Bebou (LW)
Augsburg Lineup (4-2-3-1)
Parker (RCB), Hinteregger (CB), Khedira (LCB)
Max (RWB), Baier (CM), Koo (CM), Schmid(LWB)
Heller(RW), Gregoritsch (ST), Caiuby (LW)
Hannover vs Augsburg Prediction
There is really not much to separate the two sides, so there are no any favorites. Also, there is not much motivation for either team to win this match. So, we might expect a timid affair in this match.
Hannover do have home advantage, but we predict that they will play a stalemate with a score line of 1-1.