Our football match prediction:
After dropping a two-goal lead in a draw with Eintracht Frankfurt at the weekend, Borussia Dortmund will be looking to return to winning ways in the Bundesliga when they face Hannover at HDI-Arena on Matchday 10. The Millionaires obviously suffered a dip in form, but they are leading the chase for the domestic trophy ahead of the trip to Hannover. Petr Bosz’s men aim to retain top position in the Bundesliga standings and we predict that the visitors will stick to their attacking style of play in Saturday’s football match against the newcomers. Die Roten came from behind to beat Augsburg on the road in their last league fixture, with the team putting an end to their four-match winless run in the national championship. Nonetheless, seeing that they were beaten by Borussia Dortmund in each of their previous three meetings in the German elite division, we are tempted to put our money on the visitors.
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 (Borussia Dortmund):
1909 by eighteen footballers from Dortmund. Die Schwarzgelben (The Black and Yellows) play their home games at Signal Iduna Park, but the stadium’s original name is Westfalenstadion. The capacity of Borussia’s home ground is 81,539 and it has to be noted that the stadium was opened in 1974. BVB have the highest average attendance in the world of football. Borussia Dortmund have won eight Bundesliga trophies, while clinching the German Cup title three times. However, the club’s biggest success came in 1997 when they outplayed Juventus in the Champions League final. Karl-Heinz Riedle scored a brace for BVB in the 3-1 win over Juve, with Lars Ricken finding the net in the title game as well. Borussia’s biggest rivals are Schalke 04 and the two teams square off against each other in the Revierderby.