Hamburger vs Nurnberg
German DFB Pokal
Date: Tuesday, 5 February 2019
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Volksparkstadion (Hamburg).
The top of 2. Bundesliga will meet the Bundesliga bottom on Tuesday evening as Hamburger SV host Nurnberg in the 3rd round of DFB Pokal.
These two likes will likely shift their divisions in next season. The hosts are six points clear off the 3rd-placed Union Berlin halfway through the campaign in the second division, while Nurnberg are four points shy of the safe zone in the top flight of German football.
HSV bagged eight goals in two cup wins over amateur sides Erndtebruck and Wehen Wiesbaden. They started the year in a decent fashion too, beating Sandhausen 2-1 in front of the home crowd six days ago.
Pierre Lasogga was the catalyst for the victory as his brace made the difference against the penultimate-placed side in the first league fixture of the year for the Red Shorts. Can they prove strength against the elite class side here?
Hamburger vs Nurnberg: Head-to-head
It’s been five years since these two likes last played each other and back then they were battling it out together in the top tier of German football.
HSV were much more successful historically winning 34 and losing just 14 of 63 encounters with Der Club.
Hamburger SV were especially dominant in home ties against Nurnberg (22 wins, 5 draws and 5 defeats in 32 games).
Hamburger vs Nurnberg: Prediction
The hosts should have plenty of room to create in the final third here against the weakest defensive line of Bundesliga. Nurnberg shipped 43 goals in 19 league outings so far. They allowed five goals in back-to-back defeats to Hertha BSC and Mainz at the start of the year.
The visitors lost six on the spin in Bundesliga and they claimed only two points from nine away matches in the season (6-29 goal difference in the process). Based on both form and H2H tradition, we just have to go for the home win at 1.95 as the main betting recommendation.
Hamburger vs Nurnberg: Bet Tips
Hamburger SV to win @ 1.95 (19/20)
Hamburger SV Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.00 (1/1).