On Friday evening (October 15, 6.30 p.m.), FC Schalke 04 will be guests at Hannover 96. In the second division, Royal Blue is still unbeaten against Lower Saxony.
It has three competitive game wins in a row for him FC Schalke 04 not yet given this season. After the league successes against Rostock (2-0) and Ingolstadt (3-0), the miners want to finally break this little curse in Hanover. Next Friday, the team of head coach Dimitrios Grammozis is challenged in the 96ers.
A look at the statistics should give the Schalke courage: Of a total of 81 duels, the Royal Blues won more than half (45). 16 times there was a draw between the two teams, 20 times the Lower Saxony triumphed. In the 2nd Bundesliga, the S04 didn’t lose a single time when the opponent Hannover 96 Means: four wins and four draws read carefully from the Malocher club.
Hannover 96 in a creative crisis
For its part, the traditional association from the capital of Lower Saxony is in a creative crisis. The former Bundesliga club is now entering its second, third league season in a row. In the year after relegation, Hanover finished sixth. During the past season it was only enough for 13th place.
And the 96ers are currently in danger of sinking into insignificance: the head coach’s team took from the first nine games Jan Zimmermann nine points. This means that you will again run after your own expectations in 2021/22.
Favorite fright from Lower Saxony
However, the Schalke should be warned. Even if things are not going as well as hoped in terms of sport in Hanover, the Zimmermann-Elf has presented itself as a favorite shock several times in this round: Against three current top 6 teams, 1.FC Heidenheim (1-0), FC St. Pauli (1: 0) and FC Nürnberg (0: 0), H96 got a total of seven points – a diverse record that the club is only too happy to polish up against Royal Blue …