Bundesliga Match Preview: Hamburger SV vs. VfL Wolfsburg

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Updated: April 15, 2014
Hamburger SV and Wolfsburg

Match Date: 19 April 2014 (local time)

Venue: Imtech Arena

 

It seemed that it is pretty difficult to guarantee Hamburger SV’s survival this season. The club is on the verge of losing its Bundesliga stature due to unexpected setbacks and difficulties.

 

Just recently, the club had to endure a devastating defeat to Hannover 96. It was a crucial one for it could have helped them veer away from the relegation zone. But to no avail. Even its manager, Mirko Slomka cannot believe that such things are happening to the club and it seems that their hope of making it through another season will be temporarily halted as they face the aggressive VfL Wolfsburg.

 

Wolfsburg’s story is quite the opposite of Hamburger. Last season, it finished in the mid-table. It had the chance to enter the top 10, but to no avail. The best that they came up with was the 11th spot.

 

However, what happened last season was only a shadow of what Wolfsburg has become. The former mid-table club has already qualified for the next season’s Europa League.

 

Undefeated in 5 of its last 6 matches, it presents the possibilities of causing an upset against Hamburger SV. The latter has the home court advantage, having won 5 of its recent encounters at home.

 

Wolfsburg is aware that it will not be easy. However, with a much better team form, it cannot be denied that they are indeed, the match’s online betting favorite.

 

Prediction:  Wolfsburg

 

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