Hamburger SV vs Nurnberg
Germany – 2. Bundesliga
Date: Thursday, 30 January 2020
Kick-off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: Volksparkstadion (Hamburg).
Hamburger SV are undoubtedly a tough side to beat, and even more so in their own backyard. With Nurnberg hardly showing any promise on the road, the hosts are in contention to grab all three points this week.
Hamburger SV vs Nurnberg Head to head (h2h)
- Their last clash saw Hamburger SV post a 4-0 victory.
- Three of their previous five encounters have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in just two of their past five fixtures.
- Only one of their last five meetings have ended as a tie.
- Nurnberg have registered the win just twice in their previous ten matchups. (W-2, D-3, L-5)
Hamburger SV vs Nurnberg Prediction
Hamburger SV have fallen out of their groove and have been dropping points at an alarming pace over the past few weeks. The hosts are without a win in their last four clashes in the second division and have garnered no more than two measly points from a possible twelve.
Their most recent clash, in particular, witnessed the home team held to a disappointing 2-2 draw on the road with Darmstadt, despite taking the lead twice. With thirty-one points in the bag, Hamburger SV are currently playing second fiddle to leaders Arminia Bielefeld, by a three-point deficit.
On the other hand, Nurnberg will be making the trip to Volksparkstadion on the back of a two-match unbeaten streak. The visitors took down Dresden in their last game at home with two unanswered goals to their name, prior to which they shared the spoils with Holstein Kiel in a 2-2 draw.
Be that as it may, the guests have not been faring well in their campaign overall this term. They have come out on top just four times so far, and are at the moment, deservedly dwelling in the relegation zone.
Furthermore, Nurnberg have not secured the bragging rights away from home since their 4-0 win over Hannover back in late September. In sharp contrast, Hamburger SV have stumbled just once in their last eight games here.
Taking into account that the hosts have also been tasting back to back success in their past two fixtures with this foe at home, Nurnberg are the outright underdogs to salvage even a point come Thursday.
Additionally, more often than not, Hamburger FC have looked lively in the final third, especially in front of the home crowd. Impressively, they have scored at least two goals in four of their previous five games here.
Meanwhile, Nurnberg have found the back of the net more times on the road than at home this season. As such, a high scoring affair is definitely looming large in this one.
Hamburger SV vs Nurnberg Betting tips
Hamburger SV to win @ 1.50 (1/2)
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.60 (3/5).