Sunday comes Regensburg |
Hanover only has a 16.7 percent win rate
The term found its way into sport many years ago – the feared opponent! If you use internet searches for this, the answer is: “An opponent you particularly fear, for example because you have often lost against him.” With Jahn Regensburg, Hannover 96 received an opponent on Sunday (1.30 p.m.) who statistically falls into this belongs to.
Only 16.7 percent win rate
Ironically, against the leaders of the table, the Reds have a below-average record. The third worst, if you take all current second division opponents as a benchmark.
The two clubs have met six times in the second division so far, and 96 didn’t have much to celebrate. Only one win, three draws and two defeats are on the balance sheet. Upgradable!
In 2019/20, Regensburg came to Hanover on the second day of the game and scored a point against the Reds and ex-coach Mirko Slomka. The current 96 professional Sebastian Stolze provided the preparatory work for the 1:1 of the Upper Palatinate. In the second leg, Hannover’s summer signing provided Max Besuschkow with a penalty for Jahn’s 1-0 win.
The only win against Regensburg so far comes from the 2020/21 season. It was on Matchday 30 when the Reds won 3-1. They also want that for Sunday, after three games without a win, the first three must come.
Because: Hanover’s new cooking trainer Stefan Leitl (44) is also a feared opponent of guest coach Mersad Selimbegovic (40).
Leitl has never lost against Selimbegovic and his Regensburgers in the 2nd division, let alone lost a point.
Four games, four wins, 8:2 goals is the flawless record that Leitl achieved as coach of Greuther Fürth against Jahn.
If he remains Selimbegovic’s fearful opponent on Sunday, the Reds can check off the attribute “fearful Regensburg”.