Our prediction for this Bundesliga 2 match:
Hannover will be looking to build on a 5-2 win over Nurnberg when they take on Karlsruher at Wildparkstadion on Matchday 18. Die Roten have been climbing the standings week by week, and they are only seven points behind automatic promotion places ahead of the visit of Karlsruher. A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Marvin Ducksch, who has netted nine goals so far this term.
Karlsruher have been impressive in front of goal in 2021, with the team netting 11 goals in total in the previous four league fixtures, and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play against Hannover. Christian Eichner’s troops recorded three wins in the previous four league fixtures, and given their attacking potential, we are tempted to put our money on over 2.5 goals. Philipp Hofmann is widely expected to lead the line for the hosts against Hannover.
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.