Hamburger SV – VfB Stuttgart : Preview & Prediction
Hamburg and Stuttgart play in the Volksparkstadion in a Bundesliga 11th round matchup. The history of direct confrontations played at this stadium indicates balance between these two teams, since there was 1 draw and 1 victory for each team in the last 3 matches. However, in the last match at this stage, in a Bundesliga match on 22-08-2015, Hamburg won by (3-2). The goals of the match were scored by I. Iličević (34 ‘), P. Lasogga (84’) and J. Djourou (89 ‘) for Hamburg and D. Ginczek (23’ and 42 ‘) for Stuttgart. The home / away condition deserves special attention, since although this is a match between 16th and 12th of the overall standings, in fact this is a clash between the 16th placed in home games and the 18th as a visitor.
After 2 wins, 1 draw and 7 losses, the home team is in 16th place, having won 7 points. In the last match, they lost with Hertha Berlin away by (2-1), after having lost at home in a game against Bayern Munich by (0-1). This is a team little affected by the house factor, since it has achieved similar results at home and abroad. For the championship, Hamburg have won 4 points in 15 chances, after 1 win, 1 draw and 3 defeats in the last 5 games they played in their stadium.
In this competition, you have not won for 8 matches. The team conceded goals to their opponents in 8 of their last 10 games in this competition, so they have not been very strong defensively. This is a team that scored few times first: just opened the scoring in 2 of their last 10 Bundesliga games, these 2 reached the break in advantage in all and won in the late 90 ‘in all. In 10 games in this competition, suffered the first goal 7 times and never managed to turn the score. There are 1 highlights in the last 6 home games in all competitions: he has 3 of his 6 goals in between the minutes (61’-75 ‘).
Hamburg have been playing poorly in the Bundesliga, accumulating 7 defeats and 1 draw in the last eight rounds, and they have to find their way back from the last standings. The team has been facing major problems in both the offensive and defensive systems since it has scored only 7 goals, being the Bundesliga’s fourth worst attack, having conceded 17 goals, with the fourth defender having more leaks, needing to adjust urgently in both sectors . Playing at home, such as Saturday’s clash, Hamburg have the country’s fourth worst campaign of only 27%, have not won 4 games before their fans and the most worrying is that they scored only 1 goal in the 5 games in their domains, having the worst goals scored in the overall championship. For the game against Stuttgart, the coach Markus Gisdol will not be able to count on the steering wheel Jung by account of suspension.
After 4 wins, 1 draw and 5 losses, the visiting team is in 12th place, having won 13 points. In the last match, they beat Freiburg at home (3-0), after having lost in the last match in a game against RB Leipzig (1-0). This is a team affected by the home factor, having scored 0 points and 13 at home, with 7 goals scored and 1 goal conceded at home, against 2 goals scored and 10 conceded.
For this competition, it registers a sequence of 5 defeats in the last games like visitor. In 10 games in this competition, he never managed to get back on the scoring in the five games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 8 away games for all competitions there has been 1 period that stands out: scored 3 of his 7 goals in the minutes (61’-75 ‘).
Stuttgart have been campaigning lower than expected in the Bundesliga, they are in the bottom half of the standings but they managed a good victory in the last round and now they want to maintain their good performance to enter the fray for a place in the next Europa League. The team is characterized by a low quality attack that has scored only 9 goals and is the fifth worst of the national, while the defense, on the other hand, has suffered 11 goals and is the sixth lowest leaked, demonstrating the imbalance between the offensive and defensive sectors . Playing away from home this Saturday, Stuttgart have the worst performance of the German Championship with 5 losses in 5 matches and it is worth mentioning that it is the third team that scored the least as a visitor with only 2 goals in 5 games. For the game against Hamburg, coach Hannes Wolf will not be able to rely on midfielder Santiago Ascacíbar for suspension and with striker Akolo, injured.
Hamburger SV – VfB Stuttgart : Betting Tips
Hamburger SV – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70