Sunday afternoons are Darmstadt 98 and HSV clash. None of the teams have left an indelible impression so far in the Bundesliga, far from it themselves. Both parties are the points of course very welcome.
Darmstadt: Relegation Battle
As expected, Darmstadt 98 difficult in the second year in the Bundesliga, after the promotion of one and a half years ago. Qualitatively, it is not to lick your fingers off, if you look at the squad of Darmstadt. Lilien which thrive on hard work and a good team spirit, but only those properties you drag the items not on the assembly line inside. D98 have to fight for every point and it will probably long remain exciting that the team will succeed in maintaining itself again at the highest level.
Last weekend suffered the team of coach Norbert Meier a 3-1 defeat at Schalke 04. One was hoping for a good result, through an early lead, but gaanderweg the match became clear that Schalke really a size too big for Darmstadt. The relegation zone is still the habitat of the blue-whites, and trainer Meier seems to know what it takes to climb from there. “Against HSV we have to stand in battle mode,” said the Chief Trainer. “We know our own strengths and we have to show on the field. We have to operate well organized and allow little. ”
Probable lineup Darmstadt
Esser – Fedetskyy, Milosevic, Sulu, Guwara – Jungwirth, Vrancic – Sirigu, Kleinheisler, Heller – Colak
Hamburger SV: Weak season
HSV is doing even worse than Darmstadt in the first months of the competition. Rothosen which are at the bottom of the rankings and although the team may have a few points has been insufficient during the first part of the competition, the low spot is certainly not unjustified. HSV is playing football without plans and ideas. Where other teams in the league have a clear tactic – defensive or offensive – you’ve often with the team from Hamburg the idea but then one does what. Also under coach Markus Gisdol this is the case.
In the Nord Derby last Saturday against Werder Bremen, HSV introduced again disappoint. At this time the enthusiasm of the team was not, but there were, on the whole made a lot of mistakes, and HSV could certainly not claim more than the draw (2-2) that after 90 minutes on the scoreboard in it was Volksparkstadion. The situation is very awkward – after HSV has not yet know twelve games to win, four draws his meager harvest. The backlog at the safe places in the ranking is incalculable at the moment, though, the team will have to quickly show improvement.
Probable lineup Hamburger SV
Mathenia – Diekmeier, Djourou, Jung Douglas Santos – Sakai, Ostrzolek – Müller, Holtby, Kostic – Gregoritsch