Hoffenheim vs. Hamburg SV Preview: Johnson Return To Avenge Hoffenheim’s Defeat

Updated: January 29, 2014

After a big loss to Nurnberg, Hoffenheim is set to redeem themselves at home. With the return of Fabian Johnson, the sports betting favorite, foresee a spectacular victory against struggling Hamburg SV.


Match Date: 01 February 2014 (local time)

Venue: Rhein-Neckar-Arena


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Fabian Johnson’s return to Hoffenheim generates a dose of inspiration for the club. Johnson broke his hand during the 4-0 thrashing received from the league minnow, Nurnberg.


Johnson’s appearance on the pitch is deemed instrumental to the squad’s performance. Known for his superb assists, his contributions heavily impacts the club most especially now that they have already slipped in the Bundesliga table.


Hoffenheim’s loss to Nurnberg was their second consecutive defeat. They have only won once in their last six (6) matches and although they are still, far from the relegation zone, they cannot be too complacent for they might experience another upset.


Hamburg SV

Hamburg’s head honcho, Bert van Marwijk looks forward to seeing a “response” from his men after enduring a 3-0 defeat from Schake 04. It was their 4th consecutive defeat in their recent matches.


Marwijk stressed that his players need to understand how difficult, yet important it is to fight for their survival. He emphasized that unless such importance is thoroughly perceived, generating wins is close to being impossible.


Yet, regardless of their current situation in the relegation zone, Marwijk is a positive that they can make it to the next season as they still have enough pitch battles left.


Online betting’s top pick: Hoffenheim

Hamburg may experience troubles winning over Hoffenheim. Not only did they lose 4 of their recent matches, they have also conceded three (3) goals in 3 of their last matches. Expect Johnson to feature in the match as he tries to impress Hoffenheim’s crowd.



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