Our prediction for this Bundesliga 2 match:
Hannover will be looking to build on a 4-2 win over Osnabruck when they take on relegation strugglers Karlsruher on Wednesday evening. Die Roten have been impressive in the 2. Bundesliga of late, with the team scoring ten goals in total in the previous three league fixtures, and we are positive that they will stick to their attacking style of play against Karlsruher.
The visitors, on the other hand, are fighting hard to avoid relegation to the German 3. Liga. Christian Eichner’s men are tough to beat at home, but given their away record in the German second tier, we are tempted to put our money on Hannover. You should bear in mind that Karlsruher recorded only one win in the last eleven away games in the league. A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Marvin Ducksch, who returns to the starting XI after scoring a brace against Osnabruck.
Highlighted Player (Michael Esser):
Michael Esser is a German footballer who plays for Hannover 96 as a goalkeeper. Esser played for the likes of VfR Rauxel, VfB Habinghorst, Vfl Bochum and SpVgg Erkenschwick during his youth career and he played 24 games for Vfl Bochum at senior level. After making 36 appearances in the league for Sturm Graz in the 2015/2016 season the 198-cm-tall shoot-stopper returned to Germany, signing a deal with Darmstadt 98.
Michael Esser played 28 games for die Lilien in the league and at the end of the 2016/2017 season he joined Hannover 96. The Hannover shoot-stopper was born in Castrop-Rauxel, Germany on November 22, 1987 and his contract with Die Roten should expire on June 30, 2020.
Michael Esser kept three clean sheets, while conceding 50 goals in the 2016/2017 Bundesliga campaign. The experienced goalkeeper, whose preferred foot is right, has yet to make his debut for Germany national football team.
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.