One week after the Bundesliga kick-off, the 3rd division is back. The 21st matchday on Friday evening opens with Hansa Rostock and Hallescher FC, two teams that are currently lagging behind the previous season’s performances.
Rostock vs Halle Soccer Betting Predictions
If the cog finished sixth in the 2019 final table, the four-time GDR champion is currently only in eleventh place in the current table. Halle – just fourth in 2019, just barely missed the relegation – is only sixth, but could already take the relegation place with a draw in the Baltic Sea Stadium overnight.
Rostock is the favorite against Halle according to odds of the bookmaker. The Saxons won the first leg 1-0 at home, but Hansa has a very strong home record.
For example, the former Bundesliga club has already taken 17 points from the previous ten home games, which is enough for third place in the home table. There were only three defeats before their own fans, which plays a role in the forecast against Rostock against Halle.
However, the HFC away is not a blank slate. The Saxons won five of their nine away games, which makes it difficult to play a tip on the classic 3-way system at Rostock against Halle. Meanwhile, the bet “Both teams to score: Yes” should be somewhat more sustainable.
Rostock – Statistics & current form
After two defeats in a row, FC Hansa Rostock said goodbye to the winter break with a 5-1 away win at Viktoria Köln. It was the cog’s highest win of the season as part of the 3rd league.
It was also a threesome at the perfect time. Instead of having to look further down – it was only five points ahead of a relegation zone before this victory – the Baltic Sea residents went into the winter break with just five points behind the relegation zone.
In fact, only the eleventh place in the table may be on book. A small winning streak should nevertheless quickly lead to the top third or probably even to the promotion zone. Provided that the team of Jens Härtel can now add more.
Fortunately, a lot has happened during the winter break. The Ostseestädter played a few test games, which gave some recently injured players valuable game practice. With Nikolas Nartey and Nik Omladic, only two players are still injured. Erik Engelhardt should also return shortly after training deficit.
Meanwhile, coach Jens Härtel even got two interesting additional options for the attack on the transfer market, which has so far been the problem area of the cog with only 27 goals this season – the fourth worst value of the entire 3rd division. With Nico Granatowski from VfL Osnabrück and Daniel Hanslik from Holstein Kiel, two interesting players with third division experience were loaned out until the end of the season.
So it is no wonder that at Rostock against Halle the odds swing in the direction of the four-time GDR champion, who after all has his strength in the home Baltic stadium. The third place in the home table of the 3rd league proves at least.
Now it is time to bring the same home strength back on the field against an away team, to retaliate for the 0-1 defeat from the first leg, and to return to the top half of the table with the second three in a row.
Best goal scorers in the league:
🥇 Pascal Breier (9 goals)
🥇 Nik Omladic and Aaron Opoku (3 goals each)
Probable lineup of Rostock:
➲ Kolke – Neidhart – Reinthaler – Sonneberg – Riedel – Ahlschwede – Pepic – Butzen – Scherff – Granatowski – Breier
Last games from Rostock:
⚽️ 01/18/2020 – Rostock vs. Lübeck 0: 1 (friendly match)
⚽️ Jan 17, 2020 – Rostock vs. Lyngby 2-0 (friendly match)
⚽️ 01/11/2020 – Grasshoppers vs. Rostock 1-1 (friendly match)
⚽️ 01/08/2020 – Young Boys vs. Rostock 1: 2 (friendly match)
⚽️ 01/07/2020 – Eskisehirspor vs. Rostock 0: 3 (friendly match)
Halle – Statistics & current form
The HFC has never been closer to returning to the 2nd Bundesliga, from which the Red and Whites had relegated in the 1991/92 season, as close as last summer. In the end, in the seventh year of third-division membership, only four points were missing to reach the relegation.
Quite a bitter affair, especially since chemistry brought 19 victories and thus won half of all league games. In addition, the Saxons with only 34 goals conceded the second best defense of the 3rd league.
Values to which Torsten Ziegner’s team has rarely been able to build on in the current season. There were one or two painful departures, but on the other hand, newcomers such as Terrence Boyd, who leads the club’s goalscorer list at the HFC with ten leagues, have already hit 100%.
Most recently, Hallescher FC ran out of steam, which is evidenced by the fact that only a measly point was taken from the last three league games before the winter break. The Saxons were thus passed through to a sixth place from an ascent.
That is exactly what should have been a motivating factor during the winter break. So everyone involved knows that this may not reflect the real level of performance of the club, which was considered by some experts to be one of the top favorites for promotion in the run-up to the season alongside the second division relegated teams.
A positive thing for coach Torsten Ziegner is the fact that only one player is injured with right-back Tobias Schilk, who has been injured on the hip, while the HFC has also readjusted the winter transfer market.
Anthony Syhre, who had been clubless for the last six months, came to the Saale free of charge, who has already made 103 appearances in the 3rd division in the dresses of Osnabrück and Würzburg. An experienced defensive midfielder, who should help to make the defensive kicker from Saxony-Anhalt the bulwark of the previous season.
Meanwhile, the fact that Rostock vs. Halle has a tip for a point win in the Baltic Sea Stadium is supported by the HFC’s strong away record. The Red-Whites won five of the nine games in the distance, who only conceded six goals in foreign places. Both are top marks across the league …
Best goal scorers in the league:
🥇 Terrence Boyd (10 goals)
🥇 Pascal Sohm (7 goals)
Probable lineup of Halle:
➲ Eisele – Landgraf – May – Kastenhofer – Washausen – Drinkuth – Bahn – Göbel – Nietfeld – Sohm – Boyd
Last games from Halle:
⚽️ Jan 17, 2020 – Halle vs. Fürth 3: 2 (friendly match)
⚽️ Jan 14, 2020 – Halle vs. FC Zurich 1: 2 (friendly match)
⚽️ Jan 14, 2020 – Halle vs. FC Zurich 3: 4 (friendly match)
⚽️ 12/22/2019 – Halle vs. Uerdingen 1: 1 (3rd league)
⚽️ 12/14/2019 – Halle vs. Würzburger Kickers 2: 5 (3rd league)
Rostock vs Halle Direct comparison & statistics highlights
Head to head: 29-24-13
A total of 66 clashes are between FC Hansa Rostock and Hallescher FC, and with 29 games won, the cog leads the resulting “head to head” record well ahead of the 13 chemistry wins. 24 draws round off the direct comparison.
HFC won the first leg in Saxony-Anhalt 1-0 on matchday two, so last season Hansa scored four out of six possible points against the fourth in the final table.
The strong home record of the people of the Baltic Sea also speaks for the fact that something countable is jumping out again. Of the 33 duels in the stadium of the four-time GDR champion, there are only two home defeats in Rostock (18 wins, 13 draws).
Rostock vs Halle Soccer Betting Predictions
In any case, it is the home strength of the cog that significantly influences the prediction at Rostock against Halle. Hansa has only lost two of 33 home games against the HFC. In addition, the Baltic Sea residents occupy third place in the current home table. Overall, these are very clear values.
The tendency is actually in the direction of seeing the home side as the favorite. If it weren’t for the away strength of chemistry. After all, the Ziegner squad won five of nine away games in the current season and only conceded six goals in the distance.
Key facts – Rostock vs Halle tips
📌 Halle won the first leg 1-0
📌 Rostock holds third place in the home table and has only lost two of his 33 home games against Halle at home
📌 Halle took the most away wins in the league and conceded the fewest goals in the distance
This is exactly what makes it so difficult to place a tip on the outcome of the game at Rostock against Halle. It is therefore much more sustainable in our eyes to approach the gates. We consider at least one hit from both teams to be the most coherent option.
Competition: 3rd league
Date: Jan 24, 2020
Prediction Today: Both teams to score/ YES
Stake: 4/10 units