In the Bundesliga the Nordderby between Hamburger SV and Werder Bremen is always one of the highlights of the season. This year, however, one must rather speak of a crisis peak, because both teams are in the descent zone and are powerful under tension.
Especially the Hamburger SV stands with their backs to the wall, because as the only Bundesliga, they still wait for the first season of the season. However, the youngest 2-2 draw in Hoffenheim is a boast for the HSV. In this match, the Hanseatic League were able to catch up a short distance and showed a significant increase in performance. Coach Markus Gisdol even took a short training camp in Barsinghausen before this matchday and hopes to be able to release further impulses. With 3 points they still occupy the last table place, but with a success one could get to one point to Werder Bremen and even the red lantern. However, the Hamburg side are still on the defensive, as they have already conceded 25 contenders in 11 games. Even more disastrous are their offensive performances, because with only six goals they form the weakest offensive of the league. Over the past four game days the HSV collected an average of 3.25 goals per game. Recently, Jung played in the interior defense. Gisdol must continue to hold on to this because he lacks the alternatives. On the weekend, Cleberreis, Emir Spahic, Albin Ekdal and Rene Adler will be missing due to injury.
On the side of Bremen, the game was a bit quieter. It became clear that the responsible persons did not want to increase the pressure, because this already exists undoubtedly. With seven points, Bremen are also in the middle of the relegation battle and are currently occupying the relegation place. However, they could leave the team and go down to the 14th place. After losing three games in a row, Werder Bremen fell into a form deficit and lost four games at a time. In addition to two home defeats in Leipzig (1: 3) and Schalke (1: 3), there were also two home defeats against Freiburg (1: 3) and Eintracht Frankfurt (1: 2). The defeat against Frankfurt was however extremely bitter, because the goal for the Eintracht fell almost with the final whistle. Striking: Bremen shot at least one hit in every game except for the game in Munich. On average they scored 1.18 goals per game. In the last four games they scored one goal each. Luca Caldirola and Justin Eilers are still missing, and all players are available.