Our prediction for this Bundesliga 2 match:
Hannover and St. Pauli face each other in a highly-anticipated game at HDI-Arena on Wednesday evening. Hannover aim to bounce back from a 3-2 loss to Darmstadt, but they head into the midweek fixture with the lack of motivation. Die Roten will not compete in the German top flight next season, but, at least boss Kenan Kocak knows on which players will he rely on for the upcoming season.
St. Pauli, on the other hand, proved their worth in a 2-1 win over Aue, with the team putting an end to their four-game winless run in the German second tier. The club based in the suburbs of Hamburg aim to escape the danger zone, but, no doubt, they would be happy with one point from Wednesday’s clash. Share of spoils is on the cards at HDI-Arena, and we are tempted to put our money on draw.
Highlighted Player (Miiko Albornoz):
Born in Stockholm, Sweden on November 30, 1990, Miiko Albornoz began his youth career at IF Brommapojkarna. Albornoz is a left back, but he is capable of playing as a left midfielder as well. The 180-cm-tall footballer played for the likes of IF Brommapojkarna and Malmo in his homeland before joining Hannover 96 in 2014.
The left-footed defender has been playing for the German side ever since and it has to be noted that he provided two assists for his teammates in 27 appearances for Die Roten in the 2016/2017 Bundesliga. As previously mentioned, Miiko Albornoz was born in Sweden, but despite playing for the Nordic side at youth level, the left-back nowadays represents Chile on the international stage.
Albornoz made his Chile debut on January 22, 2014 in a 4-0 win over Costa Rica. The Hannover footballer was part of a Chile 2014 World Cup squad, but he did not see any game action at the showpiece tournament in Brazil.
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.