Hamburg vs Borussia Dortmund
German Bundesliga 2016/17
Date: Saturday, 5th November 2016,
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK
Venue: Volksparkstadion, Hamburg.
Thomas Tuchel and his squad have finally secured a spot in UEFA Champions League playoffs. Mid-week action saw Borussia Dortmund beating Sporting Lisbon narrowly 1-0, so they will be transferring all their focus on Bundesliga now.
A lot of points have been spilled there so far; Bayern Munchen are already eight points ahead of their big rivals, so anything besides three points for Dortmund against Hamburg would be a pure disaster. That duel is scheduled for Saturday afternoon at Volksparkstadion, Hamburg.
As for their opposition, home team have been struggling a lot in the new term, collecting only two points in the opening nine rounds. There are rumors of Markus Gisdol getting sacked if the squad suffers another loss this weekend. As expected, Hamburg were marked as huge underdogs for this match at 8/1 price.
Hamburg vs Borussia Dortmund: Head-to-Head Stats
It is very interesting to mention that Hamburg have won three out of the last four duels against Borussia Dortmund, but the circumstances back then were completely different. The average number of goals seen in their matches is around 3.50. The last clash was played in April when Dortmund have claimed an easy 3-0 win in front of their home crowd. Aubameyang will without a doubt represent the biggest danger for Hamburg’s defenders.
Hamburg vs Borussia Dortmund: Prediction
We don’t feel Dortmund will win this match as easily as the bare odds (9/20) may suggest. They have been struggling a lot in Bundesliga lately, winning none out of the past four domestic games (three draws and a loss). There is no doubt Hamburg will park the buss and attack in rare moments, which should lead this match into slower pace and safe Under 2.5 pick.
Hamburg vs Borussia Dortmund: Betting Tips
Half-Time/Full-Time – Draw/Dortmund at 4.00 (3/1)
Under 2.5 FT at 2.30 (13/10).