Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Augsburg and Hannover, the two teams who are level on points in the Bundesliga standings, face each other at WWK Arena on Matchday 9. Augsburg are on a three-game winless run in the German top flight ahead of Saturday’s football match against Hannover, but they showed character in a 2-2 draw with Hoffenheim. Manuel Baum’s men scored a late equalizer in the draw against die Kraichgauer and they now aim to return to winning ways in the national championship. Hannover, on the other hand, made a flying start to the season, but, as expected, they eventually suffered a dip in form. Die Roten failed to win previous four league games and they head into Saturday’s clash against Augsburg following back-to-back defeats to the likes of Borussia M’gladbach and Eintracht Frankfurt. The two teams seem to be evenly matched at the moment and we predict that they will share the spoils at WWK Arena.
Highlighted Player (Alfred Finnbogason):
Born in Grindavik in 1989, Alfred Finnbogason is one of the most prolific strikers in the history of Icelandic football, as the well-travelled forward has been scoring goals for fun throughout his career. His talent was first spotted at Breidablik, where two very successful campaign helped him move to Lokeren, where he did not spent a lot of time and soon signed for Helsingborgs. The return of 12 goals in 17 league outings for the Swedish giants soon secured him a move to Heerenveen, where he would go on to play the best football of his career, scoring remarkable 53 goals in 65 Eredivisie matches. Finnbogason somewhat struggled during spells with Real Sociedad and Olympiakos, but managed to kick-start his career at Augsburg, just in time to help Iceland on their first ever European Championship appearance. The prolific striker has been a member of the country’s national team since 2010, making over 30 appearances and scoring quite a few goals despite the fact that he was not always considered a first team regular.
Highlighted Team (Hannover 96):
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.