Magdeburg vs Hamburger SV
German 2. Bundesliga
Date: Friday, 26 October 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: MDCC-Arena (Magdeburg).
Magdeburg and Hamburger SV are set to open proceedings in the 11th round of German 2. Bundesliga with their clash at MCDD-Arena on Friday evening. The visitors will be looking to get their campaign up and running with success against an outfit which played the 3. Liga football last year.
HSV dropped to fifth in the league standings after a thread of three goalless draws in last four matches in the competition. They were expected to see off Bochum last weekend after beating Darmstadt 1-2 on the road, but just failed to deliver in the final third once again as Die Unabsteigbaren managed to keep their net untouched at Volksparkstadion on Sunday.
The hosts come into this with completely opposite ambitions. Their main goal is to save the second tier status at the end of the season and they will have to work hard to achieve it based on the lack of quality in their ranks.
Magdeburg vs Hamburger SV: Head-to-head
This will be the first official head to head meeting between the two sides.
They played each other in a friendly back in October 2016 when hamburger SV took a 1-2 victory.
Magdeburg vs Hamburger SV: Prediction
Magdeburg are the 15th-placd team after 10 rounds of the competition. They won just one and drew as many as six outings so far. However, the team led by Jens Hartel will enter this match in the lowest of spirits after falling badly away at Heidenheim last weekend (3-0).
Der Club are winless in five home games in 2. Bundesliga, a streak which saw one defeat and four draws. We feel they might struggle to create in the final thing against a side such as HSV given the Red Shorts kept three clean sheets in last four league affairs.
We do find the 2.10 odds offered for the away win quite tempting here and we’ll go for HSV to pick up a three-pointer here. The alternative pick would be the Red Shorts to keep their net untouched at the odds of 2.75.
Magdeburg vs Hamburger SV: Bet Tips
Hamburger SV to win @ 2.10 (11/10)
Hamburger SV to keep a clean sheet @ 2.75 (7/4).