On Friday, February 9, 2024, the hosts will host the Bundesliga 2 midfielder in the fight for direct promotion to the top flight. As you might have guessed, today we offer you Hamburger SV vs Hannover 96 prediction.

Die Rothosen lost the game against Karlsruhe but was able to quickly recover and defeat Hertha Berlin. Now, in the match between Hannover, they will try to resume their winning ways.

Guests, on the other hand, already have an unbeaten streak of three matches in a row. Importantly, if guests win in the HSV – Hannover match, they can get very close to the same hosts because then the gap between the teams will be only three points.

Hamburger SV vs Hannover 96: What to Expect

Hamburger SV (HSV)

The hosts surprised their fans in the game against Karlsruhe (3-4) when Tim Walter’s team lost at home to this opponent for the first time since 1992. HSV fought, but losing three times in the course of the game is not the level for this team.

In the next round, Hertha Berlin came under the hot hand of Hamburger SV, which they visited. This is the right expression because HSV started the game so actively that they could have scored more than once in the first half, but goalkeeper Tjark Ernst was clearly against them, who was able to help his team out at the right time and luck was not on the side of the guests.

Hamburger SV

But things went much better in the match’s second half when Miro Muheim put Die Rothosen ahead in the 57th minute. However, things didn’t go so well, as Haris Tabaković quickly equalized the score – 1-1 just five minutes after the goal.

Hamburger came back on, but this time Hertha was already trying to respond, so the guests had to try hard to get their three points. Ludovit Reis helped Hamburg bring the points they earned to Hamburg, appearing on the pitch in the 79th minute and snatching a 1-2 victory for his team in the 82nd.

HSV can feel a real déjà vu before the Hamburger vs Hannover game because the team had already had a similar situation when a confident move was stopped by Paderborn (1-2), and two matches ago, it was Karlsruhe (3-4), so whether the away team will be able to take advantage of this trend is a question.

Hannover 96 (H96)

Die Roten has not yet lost in the new year. The games against Elversberg (2:2), Nurnberg (3:0), and Hansa Rostock (2:1) brought Stefan Leitl’s team seven points. Hannover’s confidence after the Christmas break is really impressive, but now they will have to travel to Hamburg, which will be a real test because, in addition to a strong opponent, they will also have the opportunity to cling to the Bundesliga.

If we talk in more detail about the previous game against Hansa, we see everything in it: an auto-goal, goals from both sides, a red card, and tension until the last minutes.

Let’s go in order: the game started with an auto-goal from Hansa, the guests put the opponent ahead in the 4th minute, Kevin Schumacher confused the goal and sent the ball into his own – 1:0.

hannover 96

Hannover 96 looked very confident and could count on another goal before the break. However, everything went wrong at the very end of the first half, as Kai Pröger equalized in the 5th minute of the first half, 1-1.

The goal gave the guests confidence, so in the second half they began to act more actively, but the hosts also realized that this game had to be won.

Marcel Halstenberg set about implementing his team’s plans and put Hannover ahead again in the 78th minute. Halstenberg became the hero of the match, but he will not take part in the Hamburger SV vs Hannover 96 game, and all because of a direct red card in the 89th minute for a flagrant foul against the opponent. The result is 2-1 and the hosts are approaching the next match as the sixth team in the Bundesliga 2.

Hamburger vs Hannover: Head-to-Head Matches

The visitors have not defeated this rival for two years, and sometimes it came to a complete defeat, as in the previous season, when Hamburger won at home with a score of 6-1. Of course, we also took this into account in our prediction for the match.

HSV vs Hannover H2H
2023/24 Season
Hannover 9601Hamburger SV
2022/23 Season
Hamburger SV61Hannover 96
Hannover 9612Hamburger SV
2021/22 Season
Hamburger SV21Hannover 96
Hannover 9610Hamburger SV

Hamburger SV vs Hannover 96: Possible Lineups

Sebastian Schonlau, who was injured in December, is still unable to play for HSV. Also, the hosts will not have newcomer Masaya Okugawa, who was trampled after the first match for his new team.

Hannover will be missing Marcel Halstenberg, who received a red card in the previous game.

Hamburger SV vs Hannover 96 Lineups
GoalkeepersDaniel Heuer FernandesRon-Robert Zieler
DefendersMiro Muheim, Stephan Ambrosius, Guilherme Ramos, Ignace Van der BremptDerrick Köhn, Sei Muroya, Phil Neumann, Yannik Luhrs
MidfieldersLászló Bénes, Jonas Meffert, Immanuel Pherai, Jean-Luc Dompé, Bakery JattaFabian Kunze, Enzo Leopold, Kolja Oudenne, Sebastian Ernst
ForwardsRobert GlatzelNicolò Tresoldi, Håvard Nielsen

Hamburger vs Hannover: Match Prediction

The Volksparkstadion will bring together teams that know how to score and do it very well. Hamburger will want to fully rehabilitate themselves in front of their home fans, and they shouldn’t let St. Pauli go, because there is still an opportunity to cling to the championship in the second division.

Hannover, on the other hand, has smelled victory, so they are not going to sit on the defensive, they have a clear chance to fight for promotion to the top flight.

Hamburger vs Hannover Prediction: Both teams to score or Total goals Over 2.5.

The Match Prediction
Both teams to score (~ odds 1.53)orTotal Over 2.5 (~ odds 1.52)