Hamburger SV – Wolfsburg : Preview & Prediction
Hamburg and Wolfsburg face off in the Volksparkstadion in a Bundesliga 15th round match. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which has 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in the last 5 games. However, the last time they faced in this stadium was in 20-05-2017, in a game by the Bundesliga that ended the victory of Hamburg by (2-1). The goals of the match were scored by F. Kostić (32 ‘) and L. Waldschmidt (88’) for Hamburg and R. Knoche (23 ‘) for Wolfsburg. Although this is a game between 15th and º of the overall standings, it is actually a game between the 15th placed in home games and the 12th as a visitor.
Analysis of Hamburg
The home team is currently in 15th place with 14 points earned after 4 wins, 2 draws and 8 losses. In the penultimate match, he won at home to Hoffenheim by (3-0). In the last match, tied off to Freiburg by (0-0). This is a stronger team in their stadium, where they won 10 points, against only 4 in their games as a visitor. For the championship, Hamburg had 10 points in 21 chances, after 3 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses in their last 7 games at their stadium. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games in this competition. In 14 games in this competition, suffered the first goal 8 times and never managed to turn the score.
Despite their disappointing campaign so far, Hamburg have improved in the last rounds, lost only 1 of their last 4 games, 2 undefeated matches and want to keep up the good sequence to try to move away from the relegation zone. The team is characterized by an ineffective attack that has scored only 13 goals and is the fourth worst of the competition, while the defense also deserts, suffered 25 goals and is the seventh most leaked, demonstrating that it needs a better performance of the 2 sectors. Playing at home, as the match on Saturday, Hamburg come from 2 great victories where they scored 6 goals and suffered only 1, but it is worth mentioning that it is the third team that lost the most as a principal. For the confrontation against Wolfsburg, coach Markus Gisdol has no problems in the team that has been working in the last rounds and must repeat the last game’s lineup.
After 3 wins, 8 draws and 3 losses, the visiting team is in 11th place with 17 points. In the last match, they beat Borussia Mönchengladbach at home (3-0), after having lost in the last match in a match against Augsburg (2-1). Curiously, this is a team that has achieved better results than at home, having won 6 points as a visitor. In the last 6 away games, Wolfsburg have had 1 win, 3 draws and 2 defeats, having won 6 points out of 18.
For this competition, you have not won any of the last 5 games outside of your stadium. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 games but his attack has regularly scored as he has scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 games for this competition. In 14 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 7 times and never managed to turn the score. In the last 8 away games for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: suffered 4 of his 8 goals between minutes (31’-45 ‘).
Wolfsburg, like their next opponents, has been campaigning lower than expected, but they have been showing signs of improvement in the final rounds with 2 wins in the last 3 games. The big problem so far has been the high draws, as they drew 8 of their 14 games at home. The team is characterized by a medium-sized attack that has scored 18 goals and is the ninth best of the Bundesliga, while the defense has conceded 19 goals and is the eighth lowest leaked, demonstrating that it is necessary to evolve in the 2 sectors to be able to fight higher in the classification. Playing away from home, such as this Saturday’s match, Wolfsburg have been finding it difficult to win and it is worth mentioning that in their last 4 games away from home, they scored and conceded goals. For the confrontation against Hamburg, the trainer Martin Schmidt repeats the scaling of the last match where he obtained a great victory over Borussia Mönchengladbach.
Hamburger SV – Wolfsburg : Betting Tips
Hamburger SV – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70