Despite the disappointing record of six winless second half games in the 2nd Bundesliga, Hannover 96 expects more than 30,000 spectators in their own stadium on Sunday (1.30 p.m. / Sky) for the home game against FC Hansa Rostock. The audience response is outstanding. There is still a good energy between the fans and the team. It’s a challenge for us not to overdo it, said coach Stefan Leitl on Friday. Of course we want this win and now we just have to give something back for this support.
After the first half of the season Hannover was still in fifth place in the second division table, but with two points after six games it is currently only penultimate in the second half of the season. At least one striker will be missing against Rostock: Cedric Teuchert will be out. He has severe bronchitis, but is already on the mend, explained Leitl. Hendrik Weydandt stopped training yesterday due to muscular problems in his calf. But the hope is still there that he will be available on Sunday.