Hannover 96 – Köln
Hannover 96 hosts Köln in a match from the 6th round of the German Bundesliga.Hannover are one of the teams who started the new season unbeaten in the first five rounds. Andre Breitenreiter’s team have a record of three wins and two wins so far, being 4th in the standings with 11 points. In their last game, Hannover 96 made a 1-1 draw during the visit to Freiburg, sharing the points with their opponents.There’s no question that Hannover 96 is one of the solid teams in Germany at the moment. Is the question – are they strong enough to chase a qualification for the European competitions? This question shall be answered in the end of the season.As for Koln, they started the new campaign in the most terrible way possible – with five consecutive losses. It’s really a strange how team, which qualified for Europa League last season, could start the new season in such a bad way. It remains to be seen if Koln are going to get back on their feet or they will turn into the main favorite for relegation to the 2. Bundesliga.In their last match, Koln suffered a 0-1 home defeat against Eintracht Frankfurt, which was just another disappointment for the club’s fans.Hannover 96 won’t be able to rely on the injured Edgar Prib in this game, while Jonathan, Felipe, Miiko Albornoz and Uffe Bech remain doubtful for the match.Koln can’t use the injured Nikolas Nartey and Jonas Hector, while Artjoms Rudnevs and Marius Laux are doubtful for the trip to Hannover.Far from surprising, Hannover 96 are the big favorites to win here. They have a much more confident team at the moment, while Koln is in a huge crisis right now. If we add up the home ground advantage, then it would be a big surprise if Hannover doesn’t win this clash.