On Friday, March 8, 2024, the direct competitors in the fight for survival will meet at the Eintracht-Stadion to determine which deserves to stay in the Bundesliga 2 for the next season. Yes, today we offer you a prediction on Eintracht Braunschweig vs Hansa Rostock football match.

The hosts will come into this game with a three-match winless streak, although Eintracht’s previous opponents were not the easiest, so the game between F.C. Hansa Rostock is precisely the case when the home team can win.

The situation looks even more dire for the visitors, as they have yet to taste victory for five matches in the Bundesliga 2. The team needs to get out of the relegation zone and when to do it, if not in a match against their main rival to retain their residence.

Eintracht Braunschweig vs Hansa Rostock: What to Expect

Eintracht Braunschweig (BTSV)

Die Löwen won against Karlsruhe (2:0) in early February, and before that, Daniel Scherning’s men had sensational victories against Magdeburg (1:0), Kiel (1:2), Kaiserslautern (2:1) and Wehen (1:3). In total, Eintracht Braunschweig recorded five wins and one draw in ten matches, and against very tough opponents.

Towards the end of February, the game did not go well at all, with defeats to St. Pauli (1:0) and Nurnberg (2:1) pushing Die Löwen a little closer to the relegation zone.

BTSV has demonstrated more than once this season that the team can fight and win even against powerful opponents (recall the victory against Holstein Kiel). When preserving the 2nd Bundesliga registration is at stake, the mood should be appropriate.

One of the leaders of Die Löwen this season is center-back Ermin Bičakčić. The 34-year-old Bosnian not only plays in the defense of his team but is also the 3rd scorer with three goals. Bičakčić has been particularly good in recent matches when his goals helped the team defeat Magdeburg and Karlsruhe. Will Ermin be able to score in the Eintracht Braunschweig vs Hansa Rostock match? We’ll see on March 8.

F.C. Hansa Rostock (FCH)

Hansa is in a very difficult situation because five matches without a win is very bad, especially considering the team’s 17th place.

Yes, Kogge managed to surprise by taking points from one of the strongest teams in the 2nd Bundesliga Hamburger (2:2), but it is not enough to fight for survival. The defeats against Fortuna (2:0), Kaiserslautern (0:3), and 0:0 against Osnabrück completely offset the one point the team got against one of the championship leaders.

Hansa’s big problem is the team’s poor performance. Júnior Brumado stopped scoring, and Juan José Perea could shine only at the beginning of the season, after which he went into a lull.

Eintracht Braunschweig vs Hansa Rostock: Head-to-Head

Although Eintracht looks like the favorite in this confrontation, the history of meetings between these teams suggests otherwise, as Eintracht Braunschweig has not defeated Hansa Rostock in official matches since 2019.

Eintracht Braunschweig vs Hansa H2H
2023/24 Season
F.C. Hansa Rostock10Eintracht Braunschweig
2022/23 Season
F.C. Hansa Rostock21Eintracht Braunschweig
Eintracht Braunschweig01F.C. Hansa Rostock
2019/20 Season
F.C. Hansa Rostock30Eintracht Braunschweig
Eintracht Braunschweig12F.C. Hansa Rostock

Eintracht Braunschweig vs Hansa Rostock: Possible Lineups

The hosts are without one important player, namely Hasan Kuruçay the defender will miss the match due to a red card he earned in the match against Hertha.

The visitors can’t count on two important players missing the BTSV vs FCH game – Alexander Rossipal and Lukas Scherff.

Eintracht Braunschweig vs F.C. Hansa Rostock Lineups
GoalkeepersRon-Thorben HoffmannMarkus Kolke
DefendersSaulo Decarli, Ermin Bičakčić, Robert IvanovKevin Schumacher, Damian Roßbach, Jasper van der Werff, Janik Bachmann
MidfieldersAnton Donkor, Jóhann Helgason, R. Krausse, Fabio Kaufmann, Marvin RittmüllerNils Fröling, Dennis Dressel, Simon Rhein, Svante Ingelsson
ForwardsRayan Philippe, Johan Arath GomezJuan José Perea, Júnior Brumado

Eintracht Braunschweig vs Hansa Rostock: Match Prediction

The hosts look like the favorite, especially if you look at Hansa’s problems in attack and the large number of goals conceded. Braunschweig’s advantage is that the team hasn’t lost at home since last year.

Eintracht Braunschweig vs Hansa Rostock Prediction: Braunschweig to win, with odds at 1.76.

The Match Prediction
Eintracht Braunschweig to win