Our prediction for this Bundesliga 2 match:
Hannover and Darmstadt face each other at Heinz-von-Heiden-Arena in what is expected to be an interesting 2. Bundesliga game. Hannover are stuck in the middle of the table with little to play for in the season finale; therefore, we do not believe that home win should be considered. Sebastian Kerk misses out with an ankle problem, but he should be the only absentee in the home team.
The Lilywhites, on the other hand, are eager to cement top position in the standings. The league leaders defeated Holstein Kiel in their last away game, which is yet another reason why we are going to put our money on Torsten Lieberknecht’s troops. As for the away team, Marvin Mehlem is banned for the match, while both Oscar Vilhelmsson and Frank Ronstadt are sidelined with injuries. In the first half of the season Darmstadt defeated Hannover thanks to Marvin Mehlem’s goal.
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 (Darmstadt):
SV Darmstadt 98 are a professional football club that compete in the German Bundesliga. Darmstadt were founded in 1898 and the club’s original name was FC Olympia Darmstadt. In 1905 the club changed its’ name to Sportvererien Darmstadt 98. Die Lilien (The Lilies) play their home games at Merck-Stadion am Bollenfalltor and the capacity of the ground is 17,000.
After spending 33 years in lower leagues, Darmstadt competed in the German Bundesliga in the 2015/2016 campaign, with the team finishing the season in 14th place in the standings, just two points clear of the relegation zone. Die Lilien wear blue shirts and white shorts and their main rivals are Kickers Offenbach.
The likes of Bruno Labbadia, Gino Lettieri, Zivojin Juskic, Kosta Runjaic, Lothar Buchmann are some of the most famous coaches that used to be in charge of the team in the past. It has to be noted that Darmstadt have won the Hesse Cup seven times (1966, 1999, 2001, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2013).