Bundesliga Preview: Borussia Monchengladbach vs. Hamburger SV

Updated: September 23, 2014
Bayer 04 Leverkusen

Match Date: 24 September 2014 (local time)

Venue: Stadion im Borussia-Park


Hamburger’s impressive run against the Bavarians did not really yield a win, but it was enough to earn plaudits and praise. To contain one of the best squads in Europe is never easy, yet, just what Hamburger showed, it is possible. Definitely, the said feat gives a major boost to their confidence. Yet, will they be able to contain the momentum knowing that Borussia Monchengladbach is also eager to dominate their upcoming match?


The contenders

Borussia Monchengladbach

Borussia Monchengladbach could only earn a point during their match against FC Cologne. The game ended in a scoreless stalemate, which readily displayed the squad’s stiff defence.


Although Cologne benefited from it, Monchengladbach is compelled to be satisfied with the said result. Its rise to the Bundesliga table may be temporarily halted, nevertheless, they will be needing the point they earned in preventing  a sudden drop in the mid-table.


Hamburger SV

Hamburger currently lingers at the rock bottom pit of the Bundesliga hierarchy and certainly, outlasting the online betting favorite, Bayern is a major boost to their confidence. The said match could have ended in a thrashing, but apparently, Hamburger’s defence did not permit such scenario to take place and instead challenged themselves to turn the odds into their favor.


Possible head turners

Max Kruse might cause problems for Hamburger SV. However, expect the latte to have a hard time breaking down the defensive antics of Clerber and Ivo Ilicevic.



Borussia Monchengladbach 2-0 Hamburger SV


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