Bundesliga Match Preview: VfL Wolfsburg vs. Hamburg SV

Updated: November 25, 2013

Match Date: 29 November 2013 (local)

Match Venue: Volkswagen Arena



In their most recent Bundesliga fixture, Wolfsburg held Nurnberg in a 1-1 draw, which would serve as their first this season. Maximilian Arnold opened the scoring for Die Wölfe, which he executed impressively via a long-range goal. In the second half, however, the opponents found an opportunity to cancel out the score. Substitute Daniel Ginczek fired for Nurnberg in the 72nd minute to finish the match in a well-deserved deadlock.


The draw would be Wolfsburg’s fifth consecutive match this season to not yield negative impression. The point picked up from the bout was also enough to protect Dieter Hecking’s men’s top five ranking through 13th week. So far, the team have already obtained 22 points from all their fixtures, and are now 11 points clear of the relegation zone.



The goal-less defeat they obtained from Mönchengladbach and the 5-3 loss they suffered from Leverkusen were aptly compensated by a resounding 3-1 home victory over Hannover 96. Hamburg rallied to beat their opponents 3-1, burying their rivals deeper into crisis. Goals scored by Milan Badelj, Maximilian Beister, and Hakan Calhanoglu ended Hamburg’s two-match losing run and kept Hannover winless for a seventh consecutive time.


The three points picked up from the joist was crucial to Hamburg’s escape from the table’s lowest quarter, which they successfully shunned after barging into the top 11. So far, Die Rothosen have already earned 15 points that were collected from four wins and three draws.


Online betting tip: Comparisons in consistency indicate Wolfsburg to be much more capable of winning than Hamburg. The sides’ last six meetings also saw the home team win more frequently than their rivals. Hence, for this match, Wolfsburg should be able to earn all three points. Betting for the squad from 1.86 to 2.07 could be a practical decision.


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