Bundesliga Match Preview: Eintracht Braunschweig vs. Hannover 96

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Updated: April 2, 2014
Eintracht Braunschweig and Hannover 96

Match Date: 06 April 2014 (local time)

Venue: Eintracht Stadion

 

Braunschweig’s even steven finish against Bayer Leverkusen sparked some survival hopes for this season. It has managed to maintain a good form during its last 6 matches and certainly, the above-mentioned draw gave a much needed moral boost for the club.

 

Indeed, the draw with Bayer was an unexpected one. The result can be fairly considered as one of the biggest upsets in Bundesliga. Not only did it out the minnow into the limelight, it also triggered talks about Sami Hyypia’s impending sacking.

 

Mathematically speaking, Braunschweig can still make it to the next season. Its current form brags 4 draws, a loss and a stunning win against Mainz 05. Apparently, this is much better than what Hannover 96 has to offer. The latter has been bogged down by consecutive defeats that make them a possible relegation target.

 

To note, Hannover has already incurred 3 consecutive defeats. In those losses, it is also noticeable that they it has conceded an average of 2 goals.

 

Given the fact that Braunschweig will be playing in its own soil, it can readily exploit its home court advantage to turn the odds into its favor. However, it cannot afford to simply rest on its laurels.

 

Hannover is also determined to keep its Bundesliga status and will fight all the way to avoid the relegation. But granted that Braunschweig nails another upset, their journey to the safety zone will also need a helping hand. This meant that clubs which are scheduled to meet rock bottom squads must ensure their victory. Otherwise, Braunschweig’s triumphs will become useless. Or maybe they are not really insignificant. Instead, they are just a little bit too late.

 

Prediction: A Stalemate

With both clubs trying to ensure their survival, a draw is most likely to occur in the said match. The even steven finish is pegged at decent value of 3.23 in the sports betting site, 12BET.

 

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