Our prediction for this Bundesliga 2 match:
Paderborn and Hannover take on each other at Benteler Arena in a game that means more to the visiting team. Hannover are seven points clear of the relegation zone, meaning that a win over Paderborn should see them secure the 2. Bundesliga survival. Swedish defender Niklas Hult is sidelined through suspension, while Sebastian Ernst continue to miss out with injury. Paderborn, on the other hand, aim to overtake Heidenheim in 7th place.
Since both sides will go for a win in Sunday’s showdown, we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score. Felix Platte remains in the recovery room, but there are no fresh injury worries in the away team ahead of the trip to North Rhine-Westphalia. You should bear in mind, though, that under 2.5 goals have been netted in each of their last three meeting in the German second tier.
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 (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.