Kaiserslautern v Hannover 96 betting tips and predictions for the opening match in Bundesliga 2 at the Fritz-Walter-Stadion on Friday night, Kick off 7:30pm.
Hannover 96 face a tricky away tie in their first match in the Bundesliga 2 after their relegation from the Bundesliga last season. Kaiserslautern are a little bit of a sleeping giant, they play in a huge stadium with a fantastic crowd and have certainly underachieved in the last few seasons with many people expecting them to have at least challenged the playoff promotion spot.
Kaiserslautern fans may be slightly worried that they haven’t made enough signings this season, especially after losing Jon Dadi Boedvarsson to Wolves after impressing upfront for Iceland in the Euros. They’ve also lost a couple of other key players in Muller and Zimmer to Red Bull Leipzig and Stuttgart respectively without replacing them.
Hannover 96 have had a bit of a reshuffle of their squad as most relegated teams must do. Ron-Robert Zieler has moved to Leicester and one of their star players Kiyotake has made his move to Sevilla earlier in the summer. Two signings that have caught my eye for them are Nicolas Fullkrug from Nurnberg and Martin Harnik from Stuttgart. Fullkrug has pace and scored 14 goals in 30 games last season and could help them get the goals they need for a quick return to the top league. Harnik is an experienced player from Austria who will definitely shine in a lower division.
Hannover 96 matches in pre-season have been the ones to watch. With an incredible 49 goals in just eight matches, they’ve certainly been action packed. Hannover have scored the majority of those 49 goals, and have remained unbeaten throughout, beating Norwich 3-2 in their most recent friendly. I think they’ll be the better team in the match against Kaiserslautern, and although the atmosphere will be very strong, I fear that Kaiserslautern have lost too many of their better players. My first Kaiserslautern v Hannover betting tip for this match is Hannover 96 to win. They are 19/10 with Ladbrokes.
My second football prediction for Kaiserslautern v Hannover 96 is going to be Over 2.5 Match Goals. Hannover 96 are free scorers, and Kaiserslautern should still have enough to test what has proved to be a leaky defence in recent seasons of Hannover. You can get 23/20 for Over 2.5 goals with William Hill.
My final match betting tip for Kaiserlautern v Hannover 96 is going to be a goal to be scored within the first 30 minutes. It’ll be an end to end game which will also have set pieces as key. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a goal scored early to set the tone for the rest of the match. The best odds for a goal to be scored in the first 30 mins are with William Hill and are 17/20.
Time of first goal before 30 minutes – 17/20 with William Hill.
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