Bundesliga Match Preview: Hamburger SV vs. Stuttgart

Updated: October 16, 2013

Match Date: 20 October 2013 (local)

Match Venue: Volksparkstadion, Hamburg


Hamburger SV

Under the mentorship of Thorsten Fink, Hamburger had a disastrous run in the current season of Bundesliga, seizing only four points from five matches and ranking at a lowly number 15 by fifth week. With new coach Bert van Marwijk at the helm, the side have eventually picked up stronger points, which in turn propelled renewed interests from online bookies. A 2-2 draw with Eintracht Frankfurt served as premonition of an improved campaign, which was immediately realized when the troupe faced off with Nürnberg and seized clean sheet from the battle. All of the five goals scored in the tourney were bagged by Die Rothosen, unlocking new hope of a more reliable future in the German top-level competition.



Stuttgart are showing slight improvements from last year, as far as their first eight Bundesliga (from both seasons) matches are concerned. They may have been in the relegation zone this season once, but that’s just a small flaw compared to their performance last term, where they plummeted in the bottom thrice even before they reached the sixth week of competitions. Die Roten opened the new season with three consecutive defeats, but were later countered by remarkable triumphs over Hoffenheim (6-2 home), Hertha (0-1 away), and Braunschweiger (0-4 away). In their most recent fixture, the former defending champions were held in a 1-1 draw by Werder Bremen.


Online betting tip: The last four meetings between these sides produced equal number of wins for Hamburger and Stuttgart. This suggests that the rivals were in a neck-and-neck war. But with Hamburger finding insightful inspirations from their new coach and learning to let go of their lousy pitch antics, they could possibly win this combat over and breathe new life in the league rankings.


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