HANNOVER 96 VS BORUSSIA DORTMUND
KICK OFF: FRIDAY 31ST AUGUST 2018 | 20:30 CET
BUNDESLIGA wk2 | HDI-ARENA
Dortmund may Struggle to get Past an on-form Hannover
Both sides won this fixture on their home turf last season and hard to separate in this early stage of 2018 - 2019. Everything indicates a tight affair, and the two teams would likely take a point.
Hannover’s 6 - 0 demolition of Karlsruher SC in the first round of DFB Pokal tells enough about their preparedness for the new season. Hannover should not be underestimated given that they haven’t lost a single game throughout pre-season. They have graced their last eight games with an abundance of goals, and for the record, they are never goal-shy when playing Dortmund.
Borussia Dortmund is fancied to challenge for the title with new manager Lucien Favre, but they’re not entirely up to speed yet. They had to see off Greuther Furth by their skin of their teeth in DFB Cup and a visit to Hannover is a tricky one too. Axel Witsel has already proved his worth after scoring on his competitive Dortmund debut, and he’ll likely start against Hannover.
Dortmund has the quality to get results in the Bundesliga, but a match against an on-form side presents a daunting challenge. A share of the spoils looks likely.
Key Match Facts
- Hannover has scored in all their last three home games against Dortmund.
- This meeting has never ended without a goal.
- Hannover’s last five games have seen two or more goals scored.
Top Tips: Score Draw | Over 2.5 goals