Our prediction for this Bundesliga 2 match:
Darmstadt will try to retain top position in the standings when they host Hannover to their Merck-Stadion am Bollenfalltor on Matchday 15. The Lilywhites are undefeated at home ground, and it is no wonder the bookies see them as favourites to pick up all three points from Friday’s game. All Aaron Seydel, Magnus Warming, Mathias Honsak, Fabian Schnellhardt, and Klaus Gjasula are out of contention with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the home team.
Die Roten, on the other hand, aim to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Karlsruher, but they will have a mountain to climb at Stadion am Bollenfalltor. Given their ups and downs on the road this season, we predict that Darmstadt are going to emerge triumphant in this clash. Defender Luka Krajnc and forward Cedric Teuchert are out of contention with injuries for the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (Ron-Robert Zieler):
Ron-Robert Zieler is a 188-cm-tall goalkeeper who plays for FC Koln as a goalkeeper. Zieler was born in Koln, Germany on February 12, 1989 and he began his career at his home-town club Viktoria Koln. German shoot-stopper moved to the youth team of FC Koln in 1999 and six years later he was spotted by Manchester United scouts.
In 2005 Ron-Robert Zieler signed for the famous Premier League club and it has to be noted that he made 22 appearances for Man Utd U18 team. He made his first team debut for the Red Devils in a League Cup win over Middlesbrough on September 23, 2008. Zieler moved to Germany in 2010, signing a two-year deal with Hannover 96. However, he spent six years at the club (2010-2016), making 185 appearances in the league for die Roten and in the summer of 2016 he returned to England.
The German goalkeeper signed a deal with Leicester City, but, after playing only nine games in the Premier League for the Foxes he moved to VfB Stuttgart on July 11, 2017.
Highlighted Team (Hannover):
Hannover 96 is a German football club from the city Hannover. The club is currently active in the highest German football division the Bundesliga. Hannover 96 hosts it’s home games in the HDI Arena which holds the capacity of 49 000 seats. The current manager of Hannover 96 is Thomas Doll. The main club colors are Red, Blackand White. The club was founded in 1896 and is called Die Roten by its supporters.
Unlike the form of Hannover 96 in the last 20/30 years the club had several big succeses in their history winning the Bundesliga twice (in 1938 and 1954) and the DFB Pokal once in 1992. Hannover 96 got into the news on 10 november 2009 when goalkeeper Robert Enke decided to commit suicide. Other known players that wore the Hannover 96 kit are: Bobic, Asamoah, Mertesacker, Popescu, Heynckes and Xavier.