On average, they have 46% of possession, only Köln (15th) and Gladbach (18th) manage less. Their 'one-v-one' stats – Zweikämpfe, they call it in Germany – are the second-worst in the Bundesliga. No team misplaces passes more often. No team creates fewer chances. It is, in other words, quite easy to explain why Hannover 96 are not the best team in the German top flight. How come they are the third-best, though?