Our prediction for this Bundesliga 2 match:
Hannover and Bochum, the two old rivals, face each other at HDI-Arena in what is expected to be a close midweek clash. Die Roten aim to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Heidenheim where they failed to turn their dominance into goals. Hannover failed to find the net in the previous two home games in the 2. Bundesliga; therefore, we are unlikely to see goals galore at HDI-Arena. Bochum, on the other hand, aim to build on a 3-0 win over Paderborn.
Thomas Reis’ men aim to overtake Holstein Kiel in top position in the standings, but beating Hannover on the road is easier said than done. In their last encounter in the German second tier Hannover defeated Bochum 2-0, and yet another low-scoring affair is on the cards. A man to watch in the away team will be Robert Zulj, while Bochum defender should have Hendrik Weydandt at bay.
Highlighted Player (Simon Falette):
Simon Falette is a professional footballer who was born in Le Mans, France on February 19, 1992, but he was eligible to play for both France and French Guiana at senior level. Falette decided to represent French Guiana on the international stage, but he has yet to make his debut for the national team.
The 184-cm-tall defender started his club career at Lorient, but he made only one appearance for the first team. After playing 41 games for Lorient B Simon Falette joined Laval on loan in 2012 and in 2013 he signed a loan deal with Brest.
At the end of the 2013/2014 season Simon Falette signed a permanent deal with the Stade Francis-Le Ble outfit and, after making 66 appearances in the league for the club, he moved to Ligue 1 side Metz. The defender scored three goals in 35 appearances for Les Grenats in the 2016/2017 Ligue 1 campaign. His main position is centre-back, whilst his preferred foot is left.
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.