1. FC Kaiserslautern
1. FC Kaiserslautern
VS
Hannover 96
Hannover 96
Germany
Germany
2. Bundesliga
15.07.2022
20:30
Ended
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MATCH ABOUT TO START
Fritz-Walter-Stadion
Kaiserslautern

Betting tips & odds comparison 15.07.2022 1. FC Kaiserslautern – Hannover 96 SV

Kaiserslautern will be looking to kick off the new Bundesliga 2 season with a bang when they welcome Hannover 96 to Fritz Walter Stadion on Friday evening for their league opener.

Both of these teams have been engaging in pre-season friendlies in the lead-up to this match. This will be their first real test of competitive action since they finished the season

We expect a competitive encounter here and we will focus on Melbet and Odibets for our football betting tips for this match.

KAISERSLAUTERN

Kaiserslautern took a massive gamble at the end of the 2021/22 season when they gave their coaching staff marching orders. This gamble paid off as the newly appointed head coach Dirk Schuster took charge and won the promotion playoff against Dynamo Dresden.

Schuster will be looking to implement his style for the new campaign and he has previously shown he has what it takes to move underrated and obscure clubs up to the next level.

Kaiserslautern have done some brisk business to address some of their defensive shortfalls by signing in a few good defenders from the top division. The test of the pudding will however be in the eating and this first match gives them a good chance to wet their feet.

HANNOVER 96

Hannover struggled on their travels last season winning just 29% of their road games and they will be out to try and turn that horrible number around this time around. They finished just outside the top 10 but a turnaround in their away performances should see them finish further up and that’s their stated objective for this season.

They have looked pretty solid on their pre-season friendlies where they have not lost any of the seven friendlies they have played (5W, 2D). Whilst this may not necessarily be a good gauge of their strength, it certainly injected some confidence in the squad coming into this league opener.

Coach Stefan Leitl will be hoping that confidence will translate into a positive outcome here.

POSSIBLE LINEUPS

KAISERSLAUTERN

  • Luthe
  • Boyd
  • Hanslik
  • Kraus
  • Niehues
  • Redondo
  • Ritter
  • Tomiak
  • Wunderlich
  • Zimmer
  • Zuck
  • COACH: Dirk Schuster
  • MISSING PLAYERS: None

HANNOVER 96

  • Zieler
  • Beier
  • Besuschkow
  • Borner
  • Dehm
  • Kerk
  • Kohn
  • Neumann
  • Nielsen
  • Ondoua
  • Schaub
  • COACH: Stefan Leitl
  • MISSING PLAYERS: None

KAISERSLAUTERN VS HANNOVER 96 PREDICTIONS

We expect a close game here as both of these teams look to get a solid start to the season. There’s bound to be some rust from both teams despite the friendlies they have been playing. Momentum should however pick up as the match progresses and as the players start to get their rhythm back. For our opening tip for this game, we are backing the 2nd half of this game to have more goals than the 1st half @ 2.05 with Odibet app.

Having said that we fancy Kaiserslautern to pick up from where they left at the end of last season. They will do all the early running here, backed by their local supporters. Melbet have them opening the scoring priced at 1.99 and we feel betting on this option would be an excellent betting strategy given their solid home record.

Performance

1. FC Kaiserslautern
1. FC Kaiserslautern
Last games

1. FC Kaiserslautern performance of the last 4 home matches

Victories
50%
Over 2.5
50%
Hannover 96
Hannover 96
Last games

Hannover 96 performance of the last 6 away matches

Victories
50%
Over 2.5
66%

Current Standing

POS TEAM PTS MP W D L GF GA GD
2
1
FC Heidenheim
1. FC Heidenheim 1846
67 34 19 10 5 67 36 31
1
2
Darmstadt 98
SV Darmstadt 98
67 34 20 7 7 50 33 17
3
3
Hamburger SV
Hamburger SV
66 34 20 6 8 70 45 25
6
4
Fortuna Dusseldorf
Fortuna Dusseldorf
58 34 17 7 10 60 43 17
4
5
FC St. Pauli
FC St. Pauli
58 34 16 10 8 55 39 16
5
6
SC Paderborn
SC Paderborn 07
55 34 16 7 11 68 44 24
7
7
Karlsruher SC
Karlsruher SC
46 34 13 7 14 56 53 3
10
8
Holstein Kiel
Holstein Kiel
46 34 12 10 12 58 61 -3
8
9
1. FC Kaiserslautern
1. FC Kaiserslautern
45 34 11 12 11 47 48 -1
9
10
Hannover 96
Hannover 96 SV
44 34 12 8 14 50 55 -5
11
11
1. FC Magdeburg
1. FC Magdeburg
43 34 12 7 15 48 55 -7
12
12
Greuther Fürth
SpVgg Greuther Fürth
41 34 10 11 13 47 50 -3
13
13
Hansa Rostock
Hansa Rostock
41 34 12 5 17 32 48 -16
15
14
Nuremberg
1. FC Nuremberg
39 34 10 9 15 32 49 -17
14
15
Eintracht Braunschweig
Eintracht Braunschweig
36 34 9 9 16 42 59 -17
16
16
Arminia Bielefeld
DSC Arminia Bielefeld
34 34 9 7 18 50 62 -12
17
17
Jahn Regensburg
SSV Jahn Regensburg
31 34 8 7 19 34 58 -24
18
18
Sandhausen
SV Sandhausen
28 34 7 7 20 35 63 -28
Legend
  • Promotion
  • Relegation play-off
  • Relegation play-off
  • Relegation