VfL Wolfsburg – Hamburger SV – Almost to the game can be called derby rear, as both teams in the first season of failed and it is logical that they have already changed and coaches. More has failed HSV, who held the position for the playoffs for survival, while Wolfsburg better for the three points, however, from this team and a lot more was expected but they are perhaps more disappointing.
On the eve of the winter break in is both a little excited and Wolfsburg has imported two wins for the end of the year, and the HSV of the last šet matches, only one lost and the end of the beat Schalke. In the winter break are both changed the team and brought some toys, while last year mutual duel in Wolfsburg final score 1:1. “Wolves” are in Hamburg won 1:0.
There was a lot of disappointment in the Bundesliga so far this championship, but Wolfsburg is still the greatest. The team that was supposed to fight for a place in the Champions League, which is an objective forecast, ended in the bottom of the table and it dangerously close to the relegation zone in which even conducted two rounds. Credit points are constantly out there and that they finally in the last two rounds before the break typed victory, now the situation would be much worse. Not like this must not be to relax and we should from the first round of continuing start collecting points, especially when the rival team that is below them on the table, as is the case with HSV.
The above-mentioned two victories are very valuable, because they have mastered the first very unpleasant Eintracht from Frankfurt at home with 1: 0, and then at Borussia always difficult away match in Monchengladbach. A little breathing easier, but it should be noted that the Wolfsburg in the winter break as the best out of players, midfielder Draxler, although he was in constant conflict with the coach and for a time was not played. It is logical that they brought reinforcements and more so in midfield now Bazoer from Ajax and former midfielder Mainz, Malli who should replace departure Draxler. He got more and midfielder Ntep from Rennes, but due to injuries coach Ismael can not count on Arnold, Didavija, S.JUNG and M.SCHAFER.
Probable lineups Wolfsburg: Benaglio – Seguin, Bruma, R.RODRIGUEZ, Gerhardt – Luiz Gustavo, Guilavogui – D.Caligiuri, Malli, Ntep – M.Gomez
HSV is in an even more difficult situation, but as it was in this club can now be satisfied. They were even at the very bottom of the table and for some time but have been slowly pulling out, but something better games to finish the first part of them have raised at least to the position leading to the playoffs for survival. Of course, the struggle continues and should now show the game as for example against Schalke in the final round before the break, when they are at home, won with 2: 1. Before that, they lost in Mainz, but they won direct competitors, Darmstadt away and Augsburg at home.
Despite solid games at the end of last year, the overall picture is poor, so they followed and some changes in the squad, namely the defense of the team, which is logical, because the only two games have kept the total, on average, received nearly two goals per game. He left defender Cleber, and the exit door is Spahic and midfielder Halilovic. They arrived Mavraj from Cologne and K.PAPADOPOULOS on loan but it remains to be seen whether the defense will be stronger. Van machine is still goalkeeper Adler, and no attackers Lasogga.
Probable lineups HSV: Mathenia – G.SAKAI, Djourou, Mavraj, D.Santos – Ekdal, Ostrzolek – N.MULLER, Holtby, Kostic – Gregoritsch
VfL Wolfsburg – Hamburger SV TIP
We expect that the Wolfsburg a little scrambled lines in the winter break and will play much better, although there were changes in the team. HSV has been solid in the finish of the first part, but this might be too much for this humble team and therefore anticipate a home win.
Tip: victory Wolfsburg
Odds: 1.95 at bet365 (up to 1.85 can be played without problems)