2019-20 Bundesliga 2 – Hannover 96 vs Stuttgart Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Hannover 96 vs Stuttgart kick off? Saturday 21st December, 2019 – 12:00 (UK)

Where is Hannover 96 vs Stuttgart being played? HDI-Arena

What TV channel is Hannover 96 vs Stuttgart on in the UK? BT Sport have the rights to German Bundesliga 2 matches in the UK, so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Hannover 96 vs Stuttgart in the UK? If televised, subscribers can stream the match live on the BT Sport website & app

Where can I get tickets for Hannover 96 vs Stuttgart?

Hannover 96 – https://ticketing27.cld.ondemand.com/online/index.php3?shopid=104&wes=empty_session_104&language=1&nextstate=2

Stuttgart – https://shop.vfb.de/tickets/auswaertsspiele/

What was the score in the last meeting between Hannover 96 & Stuttgart? Stuttgart 2-1 Hannover 96

THE TEAM NEWS

HANNOVER 96

  • Hannover 96 failed to build on back-to-back wins under new coach Kocak as they went down to a 2-1 defeat at Bochum last Friday, but they will be looking to end a forgettable year on a high.
  • Right-back Korb is struggling with illness so with Jung still sidelined, one of the left-backs may have to fill in on the opposite flank, while Ducksch should be recalled after scoring at Bochum.
  • Striker Teuchert is back in full training and could be among the substitutes but centre-backs Hubers, Felipe and Franke remain sidelined.

Predicted line-up (4-1-2-1-2): Zieler; Albornoz, Elez, Anton, Ostrzolek; Bakalorz; Stendera, Haraguchi; Maina; Ducksch, Weydandt

Unavailable: Hubers (Injured), Felipe (Injured), Jung (Injured), Franke (Injured)

Doubtful: Teuchert (Injured), Korb (Illness)

STUTTGART

  • Stuttgart had to settle for a point at Darmstadt 98 on Monday night and they have only won two of their eight away matches in Bundesliga 2 this term.
  • Despite being third, coach Walter's position is reportedly under threat after he publicly criticised some of his senior players following Monday's game.
  • Walter is boosted by the return of captain Kempf from a three-match ban but midfielder Forster is suspended after collecting his fifth yellow card of the season.

Predicted line-up (4-1-4-1): Bredlow; Stenzel, Badstuber, Kempf, Castro; Endo; Wamangituka, Ascacibar, Mangala, Sosa; Gonzalez

Unavailable: Grozinger (Injured) Kalajdzic (Injured), Kaminski (Injured), Mack (Injured), Forster (Suspended)

Doubtful:

THE PREDICTION

Stuttgart edged it 2-1 when these sides met in the season opener and each of their last five meetings have seen both teams score. That trend is likely to continue as Stuttgart have managed just one clean sheet in their last seven away games and Hannover have scored in all their games under Kocak.

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