Sandhausen reacted well in a 1:0 victory away to Wehen last Tuesday evening. The only goal was scored by Diekmeier in the last minute of the first halftime, during which the visitors jeopardized their opponents well using counter-attacks.
We’ve seen pretty improved Wehen in the second, but still, it was the guests who used their transition better, however without scoreline change. It was the first victory for Sandhausen since the re-start of the league, but it came in a great moment as they are now again four points above the relegation zone, but still nowhere safe.
With four points of advantage and a difficult schedule, they can seek any other outcome but a victory in this one.
Defensive midfielder Taffertshofer (11/0) is suspended. Injured and out are midfielder Zenga (10/1) and forward Engels (20/2).
Hannover failed to get their fourth consecutive victory in 2. Bundesliga, coming from a 1:1 game at home against Karlsruher last Wednesday evening. Even though they were a slight favorite, this time they failed to make the changes really count.
Still, it was them who took the lead in the 47th minute via Prib but allowed equalizer in the 69th thanks to a goal from Hofmann.
They are now seven points behind the relegation zone and can feel a bit more relaxed, but surely wanting to build upon their form for the future and the next season to come.
Hannover team news
Right back Jung (9/0) and central defender Felipe (8/0) are both injured and out for the guests. Central defender Anton (25/0) is suspended after collecting his twelfth yellow card in the season.
Hannover should bring it up
With a lot of stake for both teams, it’s difficult to imagine close and defensive-minded game from either of the teams. Hannover is doing fine at the moment and there’s no reason to enter defensive-oriented by themselves, while Sandhausen anyway can’t afford to get passive into this one. The hosts anyway can’t rely on their defensive tactics, neither the visitors do.