Finally, the Friday evening has a sense again! The Bundesliga is back – although only the second for now. With teams like VfB Stuttgart, Nuremberg, Hannover or HSV, the German lower house is once again occupying a prominent position this year, and the hitting and stinging around the two direct promotion places starts from the first matchday, because with the duel between the two descendants VfB Stuttgart and Hannover will open the 46th season in the 2nd Bundesliga with fireworks. In March, the two opponents met in the Bundesliga and exactly where both want to go back.
VfB Stuttgart vs Hannover Today’s Betting Prediction
VfB Stuttgart are the top favorites for the championship and thus the promotion. The Lower Saxony, however, are traded by some bookmakers in third place and by others in fourth place. Much more exciting could the new season in the 2nd Bundesliga hardly begin. We are happy, but are still careful in the game between VfB Stuttgart and Hannover with a prediction for a tip on the winner. In the last season, HSV defeated as a big favorite on the rise at home Holstein Kiel with 0: 3 – and that probably no one would have thought. At that time on the coaching bank of Kiel: The current Stuttgart coach Tim Walter.
VfB Stuttgart – Statistics & Current Form
On the one hand, the general meeting in mid-July, which took place in the domestic Mercedes-Benz Arena and had to be canceled due to technical problems, on the other hand Wolfgang Dietrich, who was escorted out of the stadium because of the angry fans of bodyguards and resigned one day later from the post of president: The last days just before the season opener of VfB Stuttgart were chaotic and turbulent. But one is above all: New coach Tim Walter, the all “shit does not care” and wants to deliver on Friday with his team a “great game”. The preparation under the coach, who finished sixth last year with Holstein Kiel, was promising.
“I like to take it! I was not a favorite all those years ago, now it’s me. ” – VfB coach Tim Walter on the favorite role of his Stuttgart
Only last weekend VfB Stuttgart defeated the Bundesliga club Sport-Club Freiburg 4: 2 in a test. The Swiss first division side FC Basel and FC Zurich were also beaten by VfB Stuttgart in preparation. Overall, the Swabians scored in a total of seven friendly matches 22 goals and lost only the two games against the Swiss champions Young Boys Bern and FC Winterthur.
With a total market value of more than 86 million euros, VfB Stuttgart has by far the most expensive squad in the 2nd Bundesliga. Behind it follows opponents Hannover with almost 60 million euros. Even the top earner in the league is under the Swabians, is called Mario Gomez and collects an estimated 4.5 million euros a year. Walter was a bit covered, as it is the striker, who reached an advanced age at age 34. One thing is for sure: after the terrible injury of striker and new signing Sasa Kalajdzic, Gomez will be an issue in every match.
When it comes to personal details, VfB Stuttgart has done a lot in the summer and it could also do something. The most prominent transfer was certainly that of Benjamin Pavard, who moved to Säbener Straße for FC Bayern for 35 million euros. But the departures of, inter alia, Ozan Kabak, who moved to Schalke for 15 million euros or the transfer-free transfer of former captain Christian Gentner to Union Berlin are not forgotten. Question marks are still behind defender Timo Baumgartl and striker Anastasios Donis, who would like to leave the club.
On the other hand strengthened with Philipp Klement, Mateo Klimowicz, Maxime Awoudja, Hamadi Al Ghaddioui or Atakan Karazor, who followed his coach from Kiel, some interesting names the club. The loan of goalkeeper Gregor Kobel from Hoffenheim should not go unmentioned, especially since the 21-year-old Swiss will be the new number 1 in the Swabian box. Overall, in the game between VfB Stuttgart and Hannover is a tip on the home win, which brings good odds, close and still worth a look at alternatives.
Probable team of VfB Stuttgart:
↳ Kobel; Stenzel, Kaminsky, Kempf, Sosa; Karazor, Ascacibar, Castro, Didavi; Al Ghaddioui, Gomez
Last matches of VfB Stuttgart:
⚽️ 19.07.2019 – Freiburg vs VfB Stuttgart 2: 4 (friendly)
⚽️ 13.07.2019 – FC Basel vs. VfB Stuttgart 2: 3 (friendly)
⚽️ 10.07.2019 – Winterthur Vs. VfB Stuttgart 3: 1 (friendly)
⚽️ 06.07.2019 – FC Zurich vs. VfB Stuttgart 3: 5 (Friendly Match)
⚽️ 05.07.2019 – Backnang Vs. VfB Stuttgart 0: 3 (friendly)
Hannover – Statistics & Current Form
Even in the HR environment of Hannover 96, it seethed at last tremendous and it still does. The reason: Gerhard Zuber. The sporting director has been on the shooting list of 96-boss Martin Kind for some time now. In the preparation Zuber was not allowed into the training camp, his access to the main computer was blocked and the access rights of his key card were massively restricted. On Friday he is not allowed to play in the away game of his Hanoverians, although he has been present in every competitive match over the two years he is in office and even has the contractual obligation to attend team meetings, etc. The team itself, however, does not seem to reach this dispute.
“We are proud to play right at the start and then a top game. It shows that we are a big club. ” – Hannover coach Mirko Slomka on the upcoming kick-off
The preparation with seven wins in ten games was good, but it should not go unmentioned that Hannover tested mainly against amateur clubs such as Mellendorf, Bemerode, Wunstorf or Hannoversche SC.
The biggest endurance test was certainly against FK Rostov from the Russian Premier League, which Hannover beat 2-1. In addition, there were also bankruptcies against the TSV Hartberg from Austria and most recently Groningen from the Netherlands. A total of 28 goals scored the red roses in the ten games of preparation. New coach Mirko Slomka, who coached Hannover from 2010-2013, was dissatisfied with one thing in preparation: the fact that not all players were available to him from the outset (mainly because of injuries).
But all but Cedric Teuchert and Timo Hübers are fit for the season opener at VfB Stuttgart. With Ihlas Bebou, who moved to Schalke for 8.5 million euro, Niclas Füllkrug (for 6.5 million euro to Bremen) and Sarenren (for 1.70 million euros to Augsburg) Hannover has lost a lot of speed and offensive power. On the other hand, Hannover has strengthened well with Marvin Ducksch (Dusseldorf), Marcel Franke (Norwich City), Sebastian Young (Wolfsburg) and the not yet fully recovered Teuchert (Schalke). In addition, Ron-Robert Zieler, who already looked after the box of the Lower Saxony from 2010 to 2016, returned from the upcoming opponent VfB Stuttgart and is already set as the new number one. With the second-highest squad in the lower house, the red-roses are aiming for a direct resurgence, but like to push the role of favorites to the Swabians. In the game of Hannover VfB Stuttgart, the odds for a tip on away win in the last few days have gone up again significantly.
Probable team of Hannover:
↳ Zieler; Jung, Franke, Felipe, Ostrzolek; Anton, Bakalorz, Prib, Muslija; Weydandt, Ducksch
Last matches from Hannover:
⚽️ 20.07.2019 – Hannover vs FC Groningen 0: 1 (friendly)
⚽️ 17.07.2019 – HSC Hannover vs. Hannover 0: 4 (friendly)
⚽️ 13.07.2019 – Rostock vs Hannover 0: 0 (friendly)
⚽️ 10.07.2019 – Grazer AK vs. Hannover 1: 3 (friendly)
⚽️ 07.07.2019 – FC Rostov vs Hannover 1: 2 (friendly)
VfB Stuttgart vs Hannover Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
The view on the direct comparison between these two teams provides a relatively balanced picture. Hannover have won 24 of the 66 previous duels and VfB Stuttgart 29, who then has the lead in the 111:96 goal. In the last season in the Bundesliga won each of the home team with 3: 1 or 5: 1. In the past five direct encounters, the away team have never won – three home wins.
VfB Stuttgart vs Hannover Football Betting Prediction Explained
In the season 2016/2017 Hannover and VfB Stuttgart raise together in the Bundesliga. In the last season there was then the common descent. Is there a deja-vu again? This is possible because both are among the top contenders for promotion. Who bets on a rise of the Swabians between VfB Stuttgart and Hannover before the second division opener, will receive odds of about 1.50. A tip for a rise of Hanover is the bookmakers odds of up to 3.50 worth.
Key facts – VfB Stuttgart vs Hannover tips
⭐️ VfB Stuttgart is the top favorite in the bookmakers’ immediate resurgence
⭐️ Hannover played a good preparation, but dueled mainly with teams from the lower leagues
⭐️ Last season, VfB Stuttgart won 5-1 at home and Hannover 3-1 at home
More than 50,000 spectators are expected, so the mood will be great. Everything is prepared for the prelude to the new second division season. The VfB Stuttgart is the favorite, however, the Swabians were in the preparation also vulnerable behind and remained in only one of the seven test games back to zero. That was against the TSG Backnang amateurs. Overall, the Stuttgarter conceded twelve goals in these seven test matches. Therefore, the hosts will most likely have to score at least two goals to win. In the match between VfB Stuttgart and Hannover, the odds for betting on at least two goals in each case are appealing and, after weighing up all the alternatives, they involve the least risk. So the tip is in a 2: 1, but just as synonymous with a 2: 2 correct.