Augsburg – With just a point each to their names four games into the season, FC Augsburg and Hannover 96 are hoping to secure victory at the fifth time of asking when they clash on Sunday (kick-off 15:30 GMT/17:30 CEST).

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Top facts

  • Defeat in Augsburg would represent Hannover’s worst start to a season since the 1985/86 campaign which resulted in them getting relegated.
  • H96 won the last meeting between these two sides on the penultimate Matchday of the 2014/15 season, a crucial result in them securing their survival.
  • Hannover have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 22 Bundesliga outings. The last time they ended a match without conceding was on Matchday 16 of last season at home to Augsburg.
  • Since the beginning of the previous season, UEFA Europa League participants Augsburg and relegation candidates Hannover have suffered the same amount of defeats (18).

Possible line-ups

Augsburg: Hitz - Verhaegh, Callsen-Bracker, Klavan, Feulner - Baier - Esswein, Kohr, Koo, Werner - Matavz

Absentees: Opare (thigh), Caiuby (thigh), Moravek (light training), Parker (knee), Schuster (adductor), Bobadilla (knee)

Hannover: Zieler - Sakai, Marcelo, Schulz, Albornoz - Sorg, Sane, Prib - Andreasen, Kiyotake - Sobiech

Absentees: Bech (suspended)