Our prediction for this Bundesliga 2 match:
After extending their winning run to four games before the international break, Hamburger SV will look to retain top position in 2. Bundesliga when they face Hannover on Friday. Die Rothosen proved their worth in a 2-0 win over Fortuna Dusseldorf, but beating the in-form hosts at Heinz-von-Heiden-Arena is easier said than done. Both Omar Megeed and Ogechika Heil are sidelined with injuries for the visiting side.
Die Roten, on the other hand, have been in a splendid form of late, with the team winning four of their last five league games. Hannover are undefeated at home ground in the new 2. Bundesliga campaign, and, taking everything into account, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. Both Tim Walbrecht and Sebastian Ernst remain on the sidelines with injuries for the home 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 (Hamburg):
Hamburg was founded in 1919 out of a fusion of 3 different football clubs from Hamburg. Because of the fusion the Hamburg SV have 4 official club colours which all are in the current home kit of the club. Hamburg SV is playing in the Bundesliga since the national league officialy started. Hamburg SV never played in another league than the Bundesliga. The best results of Hamburg SV were in the eighties where the club won the national league 2 times and the Europa Cup 1 once.
Since 1963 Hamburg is playing their home games in the Volksparstadium. In 1998 Hamburg SV changed to a new venue where the capacity 57 000 is. This is the venue where Hamburg SV is playing right now and is called the Imtech Arena. Because of international legislation the capacity in European games is 51500.
Known former players that played for Hamburg SV are: Van der Vaart, Beckenbauer, Ze Roberto, Guerrero and Felix Magath.