With TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and Hannover 96 languishing at the wrong end of the Bundesliga table, both sides will be pushing for victory and a vital three points at the WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar-Arena on Matchday 16 (kick-off 15:30CET/14:30GMT).
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- Hoffenheim have beaten Hannover 96 in their last four league meetings. Only FC Bayern München have as good a record against the Reds in the past two seasons.TSG have celebrated more wins against Hannover (nine) than against any other side in the Bundesliga.They have also scored more goals against Hannover (31) than against any other club.Hannover only have a worse overall record against SC Paderborn 07 and FC Bayern than against Hoffenheim.The Sinsheim outfit have yet to lose to Hannover on home turf.
Hoffenheim: Baumann – Strobl, Süle, Schär, Kim – Polanski, Schwegler (c) – Elyounoussi, Amiri, Zuber – Volland
Hannover: Zieler – Sorg, Marcelo, Schulz (c), Albornoz – Sane, Schmiedebach - Karaman, Andreasen, Bech - Sobiech
Absentees: Sakai (illness), Kiyotake (foot), Klaus (knee)