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Preview: FC Koln – Hannover

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Flashscore presents the key facts before the match:

FC Koln welcome Hannover in the 23rd round of the Bundesliga and will do everything in their power to secure a win and keep their hopes of survival alive.

While newcomers Hannover are relatively relaxed in the middle of the table, FC Koln are 10 points away from safety and need every point they can get.

Meanwhile, Hannover are in a good position since the last time they were able to gather 31 points after 22 games in the German top-flight, they qualified for the Europa League (2011/12).

FC Koln have conceded 18 goals from set pieces, therefore these could be the key to Hannover’s win on Saturday.

Players to watch: Simon Terodde will be Koln’s hope, having scored a brace twice since his arrival in the January transfer window. He has also scored five of the last eight goals of FC Koln.

Niklas Füllkrug is the man for Hannover when it comes to goals. The striker has found the back of the net nine times and has also provided three assists, getting himself in the top ten goal scorers in the Bundesliga.


FC Koln: Bittencourt L.(Groin Injury), Handwerker T.(Hand Injury), Nartey N.(Thigh Injury).

Under question:

FC Koln: Clemens C.(Muscle Injury), Guirassy S.(Ankle Injury), Osako Y.(Illness), Queiros J.(Back Injury).

Hannover: Anton W.(Illness), Felipe M.(Groin Injury), Prib E.(Knee Injury), Sarenren-Bazee N.(Knee Injury), Schwegler P.(Back Injury).