Bundesliga Preview: Another Week Of Monday Night Football, Hannover And Gladbach Clash

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Monday Night football in the Bundesliga looks set to stay as DFB prepares for yet another unknown experience against the plan that will see teams in Europa League have an extra day of rest.

This time, the Signal Iduna Park will bring to life the Westphalians promise to boycott Monday Night football due to “absurd” kickoff times.

This week, Frankfurt ‘literally went third with Tennis balls’ highlighting the river Main Club’s protest against extortion by the DFB, despite overturning a 1-0 deficit to win 2-1 over rivals, Leipzig. We are yet to know how Dortmund’s fans plan to pull their off but one (protest) is expected.

Do not miss Hannover 96 v Borussia M’gladbach Live on Sanyuka TV at 5:30PM Local Time.

 

HANNOVER 96 v Borussia Monchengladbach PREVIEW

Hannover faltered against bottom side, FC Koln but will be taking the fight to Gladbach this weekend. Getty Images

After last week’s 1-all-draw away at Koln, Hannover have fallen five points from European football qualification but the point gap from sixth place could spark a tight encounter when they face Gladbach this weekend.

Andre Breitenreiter and his Hannover side have no fresh injury worries and should come with an unchanged side, saving the fact that Waldemar Anton recovered from the flu and could replace Oliver Sorg at centre-back.

Dieter Hecking has the most injury cases to worry about with over nine players in caution. Six remain sidelined and will miss this tie while three are doubts to recover from their respective injuries in time. Reece Oxford could be given another chance at right-back, as Tony Jantschke and Nico Elvedi both face late fitness tests.

Thorgan Hazard will be hoping for another stunning performance against Hannover in their second this season.

Die Fohlen have Jonas Hofmann and Patrick Herrmann competing for a spot on the right wing while Raúl Bobadilla looks set to fill up front again as Raffael remains sidelined.

Gladbach have lost four straight liga games and won only two of their last 10. They have not picked up a single point from their last five away games and desperately need to.

However, Hannover have only lost one of their last seven Bundesliga games and have rediscovered their consistency after a poor spell.

Lars Stindl returns to the Niedersachsenstadion where he spent five years before making a move to Gladbach in 2015, but it was Mathias Ginter and Thorgan Hazard who inflicted the first pain in the two side’s first meeting this season.

Gladbach’s current scoring form, notably on the road, has been very poor compared to Hannover’s but the cusp of European qualification may make the tie completely different.

Prediction: 2-2

Probable line-ups

Hannover: 3-4-3

Phillip Tschauner (c); Oliver Sorg-Salif Sane-Josip Elez; Julian Korb- Pirmin Schwegler-Iver Fossum-Matthias Ostrzolek; Felix Klaus-Niclas Füllkrug-Ihlas Bebou.

Coach: Andre Breitenreiter

Gladbach: 4-2-2-2

Yann Sommer; Reece Oxford, Mathias Ginter, Jannik Vestergaard, Nico Elvedi; Christoph Kramer- Denis Zakaria; Patrick Herrmann-Thorgan Hazard; Lars Stindl (c)- Josip Drmic.

Coach: Dieter Hecking

 

 

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