Hamburger SV vs Magdeburg
Germany – 2. Bundesliga
Date: Monday, 8th April 2019
Kick-off at 19.30 UK/ 20.30 CET
Venue: Volksparkstadion (Hamburg).
Hamburger could only post seven points on the board, from their last five match-days, and saw their title rival Koln posting 15 in the same period. As such, Hamburger lost ground in the race for the crown in the second division of German football, and also, Koln has a game in hand. Hamburger needs to target the remaining 21 points without fail or say goodbye to the league.
Magdeburg has a mountain to climb in the next match-day. They are in the relegation zone, has a two-point deficit to overcome against Sandhausen, who won their last three ties in a row, and on top of that, Magdeburg is on the road against a title-hopeful.
Hamburger SV vs Magdeburg Head-to-head (h2h)
- Hamburger has a 100% winning record against this opponent.
- The reverse fixture of this tie saw Hamburger record an away win with a 0-1 scoreline.
- Magdeburg has never recorded an official goal.
- This is the first encounter for these teams at this venue in the last decade.
Hamburger SV vs Magdeburg Prediction
Hamburger saw their lead at the top being cut short, and later being outclassed, by some extraordinary games by Koln. As of now, Hamburger trails by three points at the second spot, while Koln has a game in hand. If the team is serious about the league title at all, they need to cash in on the favorable draw this Monday.
They have the home advantage and are taking on a relegation-battler, who is winless in the last five league fixtures. They were also winless in 13 of their last 17 games on the road.
Importantly, Hamburger holds a 100% winning record against this team and has never conceded an official goal. Also, keep in mind that, Hamburger won the reverse fixture of this game, despite being on the road. This time around, they are at home. Expect the three points to be taken by the top-tier side.
Hamburger SV vs Magdeburg Betting Tips
Hamburger SV to Win @ 1.60 (3/5)
The Hosts to Score in the First Half @ 1.75 (3/4).