On Sunday, September 24, 2023, in the match between 1. FC Kaiserslautern and F.C. Hansa Rostock will meet two teams that are currently in neighboring places in the 2. Bundesliga. The match will take place at the Fritz-Walter-Stadion in Kaiserslautern, Germany. The winner will increase their chances of reaching the top flight, which means we will get a real battle for the 3 points. 

At our Kaiserslautern vs Hansa Rostock prediction, we conducted a detailed analysis of past matches between the two teams and came up with a betting tip with good odds.

1. FC Kaiserslautern vs Hansa Rostock: What To Anticipate From the Teams

In the match Kaiserslautern vs Hansa Rostock, the hosts will try to continue their successful streak and unbeaten run in the 2.Bundesliga this season. After an unsuccessful start, “Die roten Teufel” was able to soar up the standings again thanks to 3 consecutive wins.

Hansa Rostock also has its own series in the Bundesliga 2; however, is not as positive as their next opponent. Alois Schwartz’s team lost two previous matches and left the place that allowed them to go directly to the Bundesliga.

1. FC Kaiserslautern

After the defeats against St. Pauli (1-2) and Schalke 04 (3-0), Dirk Schuster’s team has gained significant momentum. Now, Kaiserslautern has not lost in four matches in a row. It all started with a home win against Elversberg (3:2), followed by a difficult trip to Paderborn (1-2) and a triumphant 3:1 victory over Nurnberg on the home field.

1 FC kaiserslautern

In the previous game, 1. FC Kaiserslautern traveled to Karlsruhe, which is in 9th place in the 2. Bundesliga standings for a crucial match. This match is called the “Sudwest derby” in Germany, as both cities are located in the southwest of the country.

The visiting team was not considered a favorite, but it was 1. FCK who managed to score the first goal in the match, and all thanks to the team efforts of Jean Zimmer and Ragnar Ache, Zimmer assisted and Ache sent the ball into the home team’s goal – 0:1 in the 5th minute of the match.

In the rest of the first half, only Karlsruhe was visible. “KSC” pinned the visitors to their goal, only occasionally allowing them to organize a counterattack on their half of the field. When only seconds were left in the first half, the Kaiserslautern defense finally failed. Kevin Kraus did not hold back the opponent and violated the rules in his penalty area – a penalty kick. Marvin Wanitzek converted the penalty, making it 1-1 after the first half.

In the second half, 1. FCK played very dangerously near the opponent’s goal, but also created scoring chances near their penalty area. Kevin Kraus and Aaron Opoku had good opportunities for the visitors, but the home goalkeeper neutralized both shots. As a result, 1 FC Kaiserslautern broke its streak of 3 wins but managed to increase its unbeaten streak, which now amounts to 4 matches.

This draw allowed “Die roten Teufel” to move to 7th position. The gap between them and the top three is only 3 points.

F.C. Hansa Rostock

Hansa has been having a very difficult time in recent matches. Alois Schwartz and his team lost the previous two matches with a total score of 1:5, and this is clearly not what the fans expected after such a great start to the season.

Yes, it’s worth mentioning “Kogge’s” schedule as well because losing to clubs like Hannover (1:2), Hamburger (2:0), and Fortuna Dusseldorf (1:3) is not a shame at all. Now, all three of these teams have taken 3 of the top 4 positions in the standings, while Hansa Rostock is only in 8th place. However, if you want to be among the best, you have to match their level of play.

Hansa Rostock

The home match against Fortuna Dusseldorf cannot be called a complete failure. The main problem for Hansa was the first half, in which the guests were able to score two goals at once. First, they failed to keep out Christos Tzolis, who easily passed along the left flank of the opponent’s defense and put the ball into the far corner of the goal, making the score 0-1 in favor of the guests in the 17th minute. But Andre Hoffmann’s goal in the 35th minute was the cause of a misunderstanding of the home defense when the ball was taken from a corner because, despite the fact that there were three opposing defenders near Andre at once, none of them managed to block the German’s shot – 0:2. 

It is worth saying that F.C. Hansa Rostock did not look completely helpless in the first half of the match. “Kogge” had their own scoring chances and managed to realize one of them in the time compensated by the referee. Jasper van der Werff took advantage of a gross mistake by a guest player during a corner kick barely touched the ball and sent it into the net – 1:2 after the first 45 minutes.

Hansa came out very energized for the second half and immediately rushed to correct the scales tipping in their favor. Janik Bachmann and Juan Jose Perea could have scored for the hosts, but Florian Kastenmeier was on fire that day.

Jona Niemiec managed to punish the hosts for their unrealized chances, setting the final score at 1-3 in the 87th minute of the match.

Kaiserslautern vs Hansa Rostock: Head to Head

The teams have been playing each other steadily for almost 5 years. In most cases, the winner of the 1. FC Kaiserslautern – Hansa Rostock duel was the team from Rostock.

Kaiserslautern vs Hansa Rostock H2H
2022/23 Season
1. FCK01Hansa
Hansa021. FCK
2010/11 Season
Hansa211. FCK

1. FCK vs Hansa: Possible Lineups

The hosts are approaching the match Kaiserslautern vs Hansa Rostock with almost no losses. Only Erik Durm will not be at the game, as he remains in the infirmary due to hip problems.

Hansa’s lineup also includes important core players. The visiting team is preparing for the next match in full combat readiness.

1. FCK vs Hansa Lineups
KaiserslauternHansa Rostock
GoalkeepersJulian KrahlMarkus Kolke
DefendersJan Elvedi, Kevin Kraus, Boris TomiakDamian Roßbach, Jasper van der Werff, Alexander Rossipal
MidfieldersTymoteusz Puchacz, Julian Niehues, Tobias Raschl, Jean Zimmer, Marlon RitterKevin Schumacher, Dennis Dressel, Janik Bachmann, Nico Neidhart, Svante Ingelsson
ForwardsRichmond Tachie, Ragnar AcheKai Proger, Juan Jose Perea

Kaiserslautern vs Hansa Rostock: Match Prediction

Before the 1 FC Kaiserslautern vs FC Hansa Rostock football match, the home team looked like a big favorite. “Die roten Teufel” have clearly gotten the hang of the game and have gained very good momentum, and the absence of injuries allows them to count on a considerable number of goals.

Hansa will continue their challenging schedule with a trip to the Fritz-Walter-Stadion, where many teams find it difficult to play. Not completely over the defeat against Hamburger and Fortuna, they will face another difficult opponent who knows how to score many goals.

In today’s prediction we have prepared two betting tips for the match with quite tempting odds.

Kaiserslautern vs Hansa Rostock prediction
1. FCK over 1.5 goals with odds at 2or1. FCK handicap -1 with odds at 3.75