The return to Bundesliga 2 begins, and Hamburger does not plan to miss the return to the elite of German football.
In the first official match of the new year, Dieter Hecking’s team receives the visit of the Nurnberg coda, and the bookmakers lower their odds from day to day for a successful home run.
◾️Until the summer of 2018 it was the only team that had never relegated from the Bundesliga.
◾️It happened then, and in the first season he failed to recover.
◾️Now it is very close to direct promotion, the second place in the direct fight for this position with Stuttgart.
◾️He had a disastrous career in the last 4 stages of 2019, with two defeats and two draws. In the friendly of the winter he defeated FC Basel, drew with Seoul and lost 0-4 to Schalke.
◾️Dieter Hecking’s absences are Vagnoman, Gyamerah, Samperio (injured), Martin Harnik (uncertain) and Kyriakos Papadopoulos (personal issues).
◾️Although playing from the position of recently relegated team has a disappointing course in Bundesliga 2.
◾️At the end of the tour he is on the 17th position, which leads directly to the German League 3.
◾️In the last match of 2019 he achieved only the fourth success of this season.
◾️He impressed in the preparatory matches with two victories in the score, among them a 5-2 with Bayern Munich!
◾️Coach Jens Keller will not be able to count in this match on Klandt (injured), Hlak and Medeiros (uncertain).
▫️Hamburger prevailed with a categorical 4-0 in the tour of August.
▫️Also in 2019 the two teams met in the best of the German Cup, and Hamburger passed another victory, scoring 1-0.
⚽️Hamburger vs Nurnberg probable teams:
▫️Hamburger (4-3-3): Fernandes – Beyer, Ewerton, Letschert, Leibold – Dudziak, Kittel, Fein – Jatta, Hinterseer, Schaub.
▫️Nurnberg (4-2-3-1): Mathenia – Sorg, Margreitter, Mavropanos, Handwerker – Geis, Behrens – Schleusener, Dovedan, Kerk – Frey.
⚽️What is the form of the teams in the last 5 matches?
▪️Hamburger is the leader of the Zweite Bundesliga, where he leads the hostilities with 40 points after 20 matches played.
▪️Thus, the team has four points over Cologne and another six over Union Berlin, both with a less disputed match.
▪️Even so, the team has at least one mediocre attack, with only 27 successes (for example, Koln has 47), and not even the best defense, being only the second in this chapter, with 22 goals scored.
▪️Until this phase of the cup, Hamburger passed over Erndtebruck (5th league) and Wehen (3rd league).
▪️On the other hand, Nurnberg is 17th in the Bundesliga, with only 12 points after 20 stages played, being closer to exchanging places with the opponent in the cup.
▪️Under these conditions, the penultimate team in the first German league has only one point over the Hannover red lantern, and no less than six to the first team above the red line, Augsburg.
▪️The team has the weakest attack in the competition, with 17 successes (equal to Stuttgart), but also the worst defense (equal to Stuttgart and Hannover), with 44 goals conceded.
▪️Until this phase of the DFB Pokal, Nurnberg had overtaken Linx (5th league) and Rostock (3rd league).
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◾️Has 3 defeats in the last 10 matches, with a total of 4 in Zweite Bundesliga.
◾️He lost only 2 games at home this season, where he collected 18 points out of 30 possible ones.
◾️Has scored in 7 of the last 10 matches played at home.
◾️2.5 is the average of the goals scored in his championship matches.
◾️Lasogga is the goalscorer of the team, with 9 goals scored.
◾️Has only 4 wins this season, 2 in the championship and 2 in the DFB Pokal.
◾️Victory from DFB Pokal, 1-2 vs Linx (5th league) on August 25, remains the only one in Nurnberg’s travels this season.
◾️Since then, Nurnberg has collected 10 consecutive official trips without victory in regular time, scoring in only 6 of them.
◾️3.1 is the average of the goals scored in his Bundesliga matches, with the mention that the average is mainly due to his opponents, who made him groggy on several occasions.
◾️Behrens and Ishak are the goalscorers of the team, with 3 successes each in the Bundesliga.
⚽️Who are the probable teams in this match?
Football Prediction of the Day Hamburger vs Nurnberg
Hamburger ended 2019 with 4 negative results and did not impress in the preparatory matches.
That is why I will avoid a forecast on the hosts’ victory, even if they are big favorites at bookmakers.
Nurnberg showed very well in the preparatory matches (in the last match he defeated CSKA Sofia 5-0) and will give everything back in the field to save from relegation.
Neither Hamburger nor Nurnberg allow a negative result, which is why I bet on a tense match, with a lot of hardness or nervous exits, which will lead to granting at least 5 cards!
Prediction Today: Over 4.5 cards