FC Augsburg travel to Hannover 96 on Bundesliga matchday nine on Saturday 27th October (15:30 CEST) in search of their first win in three matches. Manuel Baum’s side are hungry for goals after a securing a point in a goalless stalemate at home to RB Leipzig last weekend. Here are the facts you need to know ahead of the trip to Lower Saxony.
History on FCA’s side: Hannover 96 have lost three of their last four matches against FC Augsburg. Meamwhile, FCA have won on both of their last two visits to Hannover in the Bundesliga, winning 3-1 last season (March 2018) and 1-0 in the 2015/16 season.
A barren run: Hannover 96 have only won one of their last nine matches in the Bundesliga, losing on five occasions in this run. Their sole victory came in their last home match as they defeated VfB Stuttgart 3-1 on matchday seven of this season.
A vulnerable defence: Hannover have only kept one clean sheet in their last 27 Bundesliga matches, which came on matchday two of this season in a 0-0 draw at home to Borussia Dortmund. In this time, Hannover have conceded 51 goals at an average of two goals per match.
Favourite opponents: Jonathan Schmid has scored four goals in the eleven matches he has played against Hannover 96. Additionally, the French right-back has provided three assists against the Lower Saxony club. Schmid has been involved in more goals against Hannover than any other Bundesliga side he has faced.
Facing his former club: Hannover defender Matthias Ostrzolek made 70 appearances for FCA between 2012 and 2014. Although he failed to score, the Polish left-back provided seven assists for the club before moving on to Hamburg and then Hannover.
New goal record: FC Augsburg scored 14 goals in their opening eight matches of this season which is a new club record.