Hamburger vs Werder Bremen
Date: Saturday 26th November, 2016
Kick-off: 14:30 UK
Venue: Volksparkstadion, Hamburg.
Two giants of German football, back from the happier days, will face each other hoping to grab much needed points which would allow them to try and escape the bottom part of the league standings, as Hamburger SV are hosting Werder Bremen this Saturday in the 12th round of Bundesliga. The situation is especially critical for the hosts, who are still the only team without a victory from the opening 11 rounds of the competition.
However, the atmosphere in Hamburger SV’s dressing room has been improved since the last weekend’s away draw at Hoffenheim when the team surprisingly managed to score two goals without their best player in this season Bobby Wood.
But Wood is still sidelined due to injury problems, which will force Gisdol to use Filip Kostic (scored a goal against Hoffenheim) and Nicolai Muller (also scored a goal v Hoffenheim) on wings, While Lewis Holtby is expected to feature just behind the Austrian striker Gregoritsch. The defensive line is handicapped without Emir Spahic. The team conceded as many as seven goals to Borussia Dortmund and Hoffenheim in last two games.
Werder Bremen are also having huge trouble sat the back in this season. The new manager Alexander Nouri did not bring the much needed refreshment. The team enters the match with four straight defeats having conceded as many as 11 goals to RB Leipzig, Freiburg, Schalke 04 and Eintracht Frankfurt.
Hamburger vs Werder Bremen: Head-to-Head Stats
The mere look at the fact the teams will face each other for the 107th time in history best explains how huge they are in Germany. Seeing them at the very bottom of Bundesliga standings is certainly painful, as we really hope they will manage to wake up in the second part of the season and escape the relegation at the end of the campaign.
Hamburger SV won both of the high-scoring matches in the last season, while Werder Bremen are slightly successful in total.
Hamburger vs Werder Bremen: Prediction
We can most certainly expect to see a goals galore in this match since both teams have been more than vulnerable at the back, significantly improving the attacking displays at the same time.
Hamburger vs Werder Bremen: Betting Tips
Over 2.5 goals at 3/4 (1.75)
Both Teams to Score at 11/20 (2.10).