Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Thanks to Niclas Fullkrug’s late goal Hannover managed to hold Schalke to a 1-1 draw at Veltins Arena at the weekend, but the team’s performance in Sunday’s football match against die Knappen was anything but good. Anyhow, Die Roten are on the right tract to the secure the Bundesliga survival and a win over Wolfsburg will see them move one step closer to meeting the goal. Wolfsburg, on the other hand, aim to make amends for a 3-1 loss to Eintracht Frankfurt and it remains to be seen if they are going to put an end to their five-game winless run in the German top flight. The Wolves are only four points clear of the relegation zone ahead of Matchday 20 and they would certainly be happy with one point from the HDI-Arena clash. The two teams seem to be evenly matched at the moment and, taking everything into account, we predict that they are going to share the spoils in Hannover.
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 (Wolfsburg):
Wolfsburg are a German football club founded in the aftermath of the World War II (1945). Die Wolfe (The Wolves) wear green and white shirts and they play their home games at Volkswagen Arena. The capacity of the stadium is 30,000 and it was opened on 13 December, 2002.
It is well known that German car manufacturer Volkswagen are the club’s main sponsors. Wolfsburg won the Bundesliga trophy in 2009 and the likes of Edin Dzeko, Grafite and Zvjezdan Misimovic were part of the club’s golden generation.
You should bear in mind that Grafite and Dzeko scored 54 goals between each other in the 2008/2009 Bundesliga campaign and that the team clinched the trophy thanks to a 5-1 win over Werder Bremen on 23 May, 2009. Die Wolfe won the German Cup trophy in 2015, with the team beating star-studded Borussia Dortmund 3-1 in the title game. Wolfsburg are a team that has no bitter rivals in German football.