After most of the leagues that are of interest to German fans resumed playing for a long time, the second Bundesliga is now opening its doors again. An English week is back in full swing. Even in the German lower house, the deadline pressure is noticeable due to the EM in summer.
Regensburg vs Hannover Soccer Betting Predictions
The 19th game day will continue in 2020. Probably all teams have a lot planned for the new year. Jahn Regensburg is committed to delivering something similar to 2019. The opponent from Hanover, on the other hand, will try to catch up and climb as far as possible in the classification.
In the table, the Regensburgers are in a great seventh place. The gap to the upper relegation place is five points less than the cushion to the lower relegation rank. The preparation at SSV Jahn was very relaxed. Due to the classification, the Mersad Selimbegovic team should be favored on Tuesday.
Hanover can only be found at position 13. The Lower Saxony fell far short of their potential in the first half of the season. The direct ascent to the Weider was the goal. Now the 96s have to look to separate themselves from the relegation zone and expand the two-point cushion. Hannover hardly needs to deal with the topic of the Bundesliga this season.
On the first day of the game after the winter break, it is no easy task to provide a concrete prediction between Regensburg and Hanover. The current form is only known from test games. In this regard, the Jahn did much better. Maybe that’s why a bet on a home win between Regensburg and Hanover makes more sense.
It will have to be seen whether the processes and automatisms are already working again. The preparation indicated that this was more likely to be the case with Jahn, while Hanover could not convince in the tests.
Regensburg – Statistics & current form
In Regensburg you stay rather modest after a great first half of the season. Overall, Mersad Selimbegovic hopes that the goal of staying in class will not be a tightrope move. If the Jahn builds on the first 18th matchday and can score similarly, a place in the secured midfield will be won in the end.
If, however, the people of Regensburg come out of the starting blocks well, then maybe even participating in the fight for the Bundesliga is possible. The people of Regensburg mainly rely on their home strength, which they could call up before the winter break. Jahn has not been defeated in their own stadium for five games.
In addition, the team of Mersad Selimbegovic played a great preparation. There were two wins and two draws in four official friendly matches. However, the big challenges were not included. The biggest endurance test was the game against FC Ingolstadt, which ended with a 1-1 draw.
Last Thursday in the dress rehearsal there was a relaxed 5-0 win against Blau-Weiß Linz, which was once again good for self-confidence. Jann George, Sebastian Stolze, Marco Grüttner, Markus Palionis and Erik Wekesser were the goalscorers. After this success, the odds for a Jahn victory between Regensburg and Hanover should look even more attractive.
There are no signs of war announcements at Jahn Regensburg.
“We want to go a step further in the new year.” – Marco Grüttner
Captain Marco Grüttner, who will be leaving the club at the end of the season, only records that he and his colleagues have decided to go one better in the second half of the season. It could already be seen on Tuesday whether this will work.
When it comes to injuries, Jahn Regensburg got through the preparation extremely well. On Tuesday, Mersad Selimbegovic will not have to do without a single injured player. However, the Jahn still has legacy problems in its luggage. Andreas Geipl (yellow-red) and Benedikt Gimber (yellow card suspension) will be suspended against Hannover 96.
Probable lineup of Regensburg:
➲ Meyer – Saller, Nachreiner, Correia, Okoroji – Hein, Besuschkow, Stolze, George – Albers, Grüttner
➲ Coach: Selimbegovic
Last games from Regensburg:
⚽️ Jan 23, 2020 – Regensburg vs. Linz 5: 0 (friendly match)
⚽️ Jan 18, 2020 – Würzburg Kickers vs. Regensburg 2: 2 (friendly match)
⚽️ 01/17/2020 – FC Ingolstadt vs. Regensburg 1: 1 (friendly match)
⚽️ 01/11/2020 – Regensburg vs. WSG Tirol 3: 1 (friendly match)
⚽️ 12/22/2019 – Bochum vs. Regensburg 2: 3 (2nd Bundesliga)
Hannover – Statistics & current form
Where is the path from Hannover 96 going this season? Attacking the top spots would certainly be presumptuous given the current mixed situation, but the Lower Saxony have a lot of quality in their squad, so that the relegation battle should not be an issue in the long run. The game in Regensburg may already show where the journey is going.
During the winter break there were some interesting personal details. Sports director Jan Schlaudraff was dismissed because of different views of the direction. With Dominik Kaiser (Brondby) and the Swedish international John Guidetti (Alaves), two new players have been hired, who are expected to provide a lot of impetus on and off the pitch.
These impulses were felt in the preparation, but only marginally. In contrast to Regensburg, Hanover chose tough chunks as a friendly opponent. There were three narrow defeats against the Bundesliga clubs Paderborn, Bremen and Wolfsburg. The Lower Saxony did not go beyond a draw against the regional league team Viktoria Berlin at 3: 3.
In four test games, the 96s remained without a win. It is important, however, that it now works in the second division when it comes to points again.
“We have to be there when it matters. It is important that we win against Regensburg. ” – Kenan Kocak
That is why Kenan Kocak does not hang the results too high in preparation. It is more important for the trainer when it comes down to being fully there. That means a win against Regensburg.
In view of the test matches of both teams, the Lower Saxony are going to Bavaria as easy outsiders. The bookmakers give slightly lower odds for a home win. Overall, however, it looks as if a prediction of a division of points could be appropriate in the match between Regensburg and Hanover.
The newcomers John Guidetti and Dominik Kaiser are expected in the starting eleven on Tuesday. However, three players will be missing due to injuries. Dennis Aogo, Daniel Hansen and Timo Hübers are still in the hospital. The use of Hendrik Weydandt is questionable.
Probable lineup of Hanover:
➲ Zieler – Anton, Felipe, Horn – Bakalorz, Stendera – Maina, Kaiser, Haraguchi – Guidetti, Ducksch
➲ Coach: Kocak
Last games from Hanover:
⚽️ 01/12/2020 – Werder Bremen vs. Hannover 3: 1 (friendly match)
⚽️ 01/11/2020 – Hannover vs. Paderborn 0: 1 (friendly match)
⚽️ 12/21/2019 – Hannover vs. VfB Stuttgart 2: 2 (2nd Bundesliga)
⚽️ 12/13/2019 – Bochum vs. Hannover 2: 1 (2nd Bundesliga)
⚽️ 07.12.2019 – Hannover vs. Aue 3: 2 (2nd Bundesliga)
Regensburg vs Hannover Direct comparison & statistics highlights
It is at least doubtful whether the game between Jahn Regensburg and Hannover 96 will become a traditional duel. The first leg this season was the first time that these two teams met. After the 1-1 draw, there is no team in a direct comparison that has the edge.
Shortly before the break, Jahn in person from Marco Grüttner had the chance to take the lead, but the attacker awarded a penalty. It was Hendrik Weydandt who brought Hanover forward after 66 minutes. Andreas Albers scored the 1-1 goal for Jahn in the 79th minute.
Regensburg vs Hannover Soccer Betting Prediction
There are some facts in this game between Jahn and 96 that speak for a home win. Regensburg convinced in the preparation, but also not measured the strength against opponents who were too strong. Hanover, on the other hand, did not win in the four test games. In addition, the Jahn is in a much better position than the Lower Saxony.
In addition, Mersad Selimbegovic’s team are unbeaten in their last five home games in the second division. If we can rely on this information, then in the match between Regensburg and Hanover there is a lot to be said for a tip on a three-way lead. However, Hanover should have more quality in the squad, which is why it could be tight.
Key facts – Regensburg vs Hanover tips
📌 Regensburg has not lost in their last five home games.
📌 Hanover could not win any of the four preparatory games.
📌 The first leg was the first duel between Regensburg and Hanover.
With the experienced newcomers, 96 wants to play for victory at Jahn. However, the betting providers assume that it will not be anything. We agree with this assessment and in the match between Regensburg and Hanover we will use the betting odds for a tie.
Competition: 2nd Bundesliga
Date: Jan 28, 2020
Prediction Today: X
Stake: 5/10 units