Hamburger SV vs Stoke
Date: Saturday, 21 July 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00UK
Venue: Hansch-Arena (Meppen)
Stoke City have a busy schedule midway through July and they meet Hamburger SV for their Friendly clash in Meppen on Saturday, hoping to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to Bochum just days ago. Gary Rowett has a lot of important choices to make as his men look to lift their spirits ahead of the new campaign, where they look for an immediate return to the Premier League.
Hamburger SV, on the other hand, come into the match in a better shape – after beating both CSKA Moskva and Rapid Wien in their last two outings. They’ve been rock-solid defensively and HSV will hope to show off such a character once again, which promises a great challenge at Hansch-Arena despite no high stakes involved.
Potters have lost some of their main stars this summer and there’s a lot to prove on their end, which could be why Rowett scheduled so many games in a tight window. They’ve found the net three times in a clash against League One rivals Walsall but impressing in the attacking third could be more of a challenge here.
Hamburger SV vs Stoke: Head-to-head
Both sides have been relegated for the top flight in their respective countries the last term.
They’ve met for just one friendly clash beforehand, which HSV turned their way 1-0 in 2016.
We now expect a similarly narrow contest, with primarily solid defensively display on both ends.
Hamburger SV vs Stoke: Prediction
We’ll now back the sides to share spoils at Hansch-Arena and go for a Draw. We’ve seen both sides see out some narrow clashes recently and we do feel we’re in for another such occasion, which does give value to such a bet.
We don’t feel we’re in for many goals on the day either and with that in mind, we’ll now also back Under 2.5 goals FT. Both have struggled to regularly score many goals but have been tough defensively, which also goes to promise a narrow occasion in Meppen on the day.
Hamburger SV vs Stoke: Bet Tips
Draw at full-time
Under 2.5 goals in the match.