On the 15th day of the 1. Bundesliga, the Hamburger SV is a guest at 1. FSV Mainz 05. The Hamburgers want to continue their upward trend in Mainz and leave the descent places with a victory, while the FSV wants to stay away from the descent.
Currently, the 05s are still in the Tabellenniemandsland, for the Rangsechsten Dortmund are eight and to the relegation place seven points. However, the situation can change into positive, but also negative, within two game days. At the very least, the defeat was hoped to end, as Mainz lost the last three games in Berlin (1: 2), against Bayern Munich (1: 3) and Gladbach (0: 1). Their defeat in Gladbach, however, has been extremely annoying because they have been given a regular goal, which could have helped them at least one point. Striking: Mainz conspicuously conceded many opponents – in 14 game days they have already captured 26 goals. On the last five games, there were eleven contenders. In eleven of their 14 games fell more than 2.5 goals. At home, they have always ignited an offensive fire, because they have already scored 15 goals in six home games. Coach Martin Schmidt has to do without Jean-Philippe Gbamin and Emil Berggreen on Saturday, otherwise all players are available.
The Hamburger SV was actually believed dead, but in the last games they provided with their services for amazement. It was not only on the offensive that they were able to increase significantly, but Constance is now also recognizable. Over the past four days, they recorded eight points. Apart from two points in Hoffenheim (2-2) and Bremen (2-2), there were two wins in Darmstadt (2-0) and Augsburg (1: 0). Striking: You have always scored at least one goal in the last five games – on average, it was 1.8 goals per game. Against the competition from Darmstadt and Augsburg they were able to keep the zero behind, but coach Markus Gisdol must change his defense chain, because former captain Johan Djourou will be missing. René Adler, Cléber Reis, Alen Halilovic and Lewis Holtby will also be eliminated. For the first time since the 2. Matchday, the Hamburger SV can leave the descent again – so you can be curious how the Hamburgers will be.