Bundesliga Match Preview: Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Hannover 96

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Updated: April 15, 2014
Frankfurt and Hannover 96

Match Date: 17 April 2014 (local time)

Venue: Commerzbank Arena

 

Whoever placed the dead sheep into Hannover 96’s training ground prior to the derby against Braunschweig did an impressive job of communicating his or her message well. The (creative) stint left a striking image that was probably embedded in Hannover’s mind and therefore, led them to a crucial win against Hamburger SV.

 

But of course, the dead sheep imagery alongside with its effects on Hannover’s performance was mere speculations. What is more important is that the club has finally ended its 4-match losing streak.

 

The renewed confidence is crucial. Hannover 96 is far from being the match’s online betting favorite against the host, Eintracht Frankfurt and losing in its previous match could make a huge difference in how they will perform. But with the win, theay can somehow guarantee that they will not easily back down.

 

Eintracht Frankfurt is a strong club. It may have lost to Schalke 04, but this does not erase the fact that they are just a notch away from entering Bundesliga’s top 10.

 

Recently, the club was able to keep 5 clean sheets. And all of them happened within Commerzbank Arena. Good for them, bad for Hannover 96.

 

Such numbers meant that Hannover has no other choice but to secure a victory. Their current situation barely safeguards them from the relegation. A single mistake can drag them into the rock bottom pit of the table and unless necessary measures are made, Hannover might be the ultimate dead sheep in Bundesliga.

 

Prediction: Eintracht Frankfurt

 

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