Bundesliga Match Preview: Mainz 05 vs. Hamburger SV

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Updated: May 8, 2014
Leverkusen Fussball Herren 1 Bundesliga Saison 2013 2104 Spieltag 23 Bayer 04 Leverkusen vs 1

Match Date: 10 May 2014 (local time)

Venue: Coface Arena

 

It is now or never for Hamburger SV. Die Rothosen needs to take the upper-hand away from Mainz 05 to keep its survival hopes alive.

 

Pitted against Bayern Munchen, Hamburg suffered its 4th consecutive defeat within its last 6 matches. The squad was slapped with 4 massive goals, whilst the best they can deliver was a single goal.

 

Despite the heartbreaking defeat, Hamburg still has the chance to retain its Bundesliga status. But they have to make sure that other rock bottom clubs such as Nurnberg and Braunschweig does not steal the spotlight.

 

Should Hamburg wins, they will face the club that bagged the 3rd spot in the 2nd Division. On the other hand, even if the outcome of the said match does not work into their favor, they can still qualify in the play-off provided that the above-mentioned rock bottom squads lose.

 

Die Rothosen’s present team form is on the rocks. As mentioned, they are on a losing streak. But aside from that, they are also having problems in snatching victories outside their own territory. Eight (8) of their most recent away games ended in a depressing defeat.

 

On the other hand, Mainz 05’s current form is not that great either. The top pick of sports betting sites  has lost 3 of their last 6 matches whereas the other 3 saw them win. The squad has also kept a clean sheet in 6 of their last 8 matches and there is a strong possibility for them to replicate such result.

 

As for Hamburger’s part, it is evident that they are up for a down the wire match that will truly put the heart to the test.

 

Prediction:  Mainz 05s

 

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