Hannover 96 seek to arrest their slide towards Bundesliga 2 when they play host to an 1. FC Köln side who are not safe yet either this Saturday (kick-off 15:30CET/14:30GMT).
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Hannover succumbed to their tenth defeat in their last 11 games on Matchday 25, but where there is a will there is a way and their coach Thomas Schaaf told NDR television that he still believes his side can stay up. "Of course it doesn't look very good at the moment, but I accepted this challenge with Hannover knowing how big it was and everything is still possible," he said.
Köln cannot count themselves out of the relegation equation just yet, especially since a rare home defeat means they now need to start looking at picking up points away from home. Saturday's trip to Lower Saxony could be an ideal opportunity to banish any fears of being dragged into danger.