Hannover are going great guns in the Bundesliga and can advance in the Europa League on Thursday.
The German side travel to Belgium to take on Club Brugge defending a 2-1 advantage from the first leg of their last-32 clash and they should have enough about them to progress.
Goals from substitute Artur Sobiech and Jan Schlaudraff earned Hannover a come-from-behind victory at the AWD-Arena and it extended their current streak to just one defeat in 10 matches in all competitions.
Hannover lost just once, against Standard Liege, in the group stages of this competition but they are in much better form now than when sufferign that reversal and appear a cut above their opponents.
Currently occupying seventh place in the German top flight, Thursday’s visitors are unbeaten in their previous five Bundesliga matches away from home and wins at Vorskla and FC Copenhagen in this competition already this term indicate they can get the job done on the road.
Brugge, themselves in decent form, sit in second place behind Anderlecht in the Pro League table but they are seven points adrift in one of Europe’s lesser competitions and have already been beaten twice on home soil domestically this season.
Indeed, Birmingham City managed to win 2-1 at the Jan Breydelstadion in the group stage, Sporting Braga were also good enough for a point, and Hannover are taken to prove too classy by avoiding defeat.
There shouldn’t be much between the prices of this pair and being able to lay the hosts at around 2.50 will do for me.
2pts Lay Club Burgge (vs. Hannover) @ 2.60 (Betfair)