Stuttgart vs Hamburger SV
Germany – Bundesliga
Date: Saturday, 31 March 2018
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK
Venue: Mercedes-Benz-Arena (Stuttgart).
Hamburger SV have never previously suffered the elimination to the second tier of the German football, but they will need a miracle for such accomplishment in this term of Bundesliga. The Red Shorts sit at the very foot of the league standings after claiming just a s ingle point in last six matches. The safe zone is seven points away and a serious turnaround in form in required if they want to even start dreaming of saving the top flight status.
The team has pulled off the final attempt by replacing Bernd Hollerbach with Christian Titz on the bench after a trashing 6-0 defeat to Bayern Munich at Allianz Arena. Nonetheless, the new head coach did not bring the magical stick as HSV have suffered a defeat on his debut on the bench two weeks ago when Hertha BSC visited Volksparkstadion (1-2).
The look at Hamburger’s away record is anything but inspiring for their fans given that the team has lost 10 and drawn just 2 of last 12 league outings away from Volkspartksatdion. Given they are now up against the red-hot Stuttgart side, one can just not be optimistic about their chances of ending such a horrendous streak on Saturday.
Stuttgart look quite impressive under Tayfun Korkut. The team has won five and drawn one of last six matches in Bundesliga and they have full right to dream of the European football next term.
Stuttgart vs Hamburger SV: Head-to-head
Hamburger SV have been slightly more successful over the history, winning 46 and losing 39 of 106 clashes with the Reds.
Stuttgart have, however, been significantly better in matches in front of the home crowd where they’ve won 28 and lost 15 so far.
Five of last six H2H games between the two sides have seen home teams grabbing the spoils (no draws).
Stuttgart vs Hamburger SV: Prediction
Even though this is one of the last trains to catch for Hamburger SV, Stuttgart have been much better over the last couple of weeks and we have to take the 1.72 odds for their win here.
Mario Gomez has been the catalyst for Stuttgart’s rise in form of late. He has notched four goals in last three games for the Reds and we will alternatively back the German national team forward to score anytime at the odds of 2.40.
Stuttgart vs Hamburger SV: Bet Tips
Stuttgart to win @ 1.72
Mario Gomez to score anytime @ 2.40