Wolfsburg vs Hamburger SV
Date: Saturday 21st January, 2017
Kick-off: 14:30/15:30 CET
Venue: Volkswagen Arena, Wolfsburg.
Wolfsburg went into the Christmas break on the back of two wins on the bounce. But they have only managed to win four matches this season and as a result, they are placed at 13th in the league table. The Wolves sacked Dieter Hecking on October and he was replaced by French coach Valerian Ismael. The have managed only 6 points from 7 matches under Hecking. There is hardly any improvement under the new coach, who picked up just 10 points from the 9 games in charge.
While Hamburg has an equally poor record after managing just 3 wins all season. And they are 16th in the table, with 3 points behind Wolfsburg. The head-coach Bruno Labbadia, who started the season was sacked on September with Hamburg yet to win in first 5 matches. The man who replaced him, Markus Gisdol also went on for a streak of 7 match win-less run until December. However, December was a fruitful month for them as they won in 3 or their 4 matches. Gisdol will be keen to carry on the momentum when the campaign restarts on Saturday evening.
Wolfsburg vs Hamburger SV: Head-to-head stats
Wolfsburg are unbeaten against Hamburg in the last 11 meetings in all competitions, 10 of which are in Bundesliga. They have 5 wins to their name and shared the spoils in 6 of them.
Hamburg’s last win over Wolfsburg can be dated back to 2011 league season, which came at the Volkswagen Arena.
Wolfsburg vs Hamburger SV: Prediction
We can expect a cagey affair between the two sides on Saturday evening. As both teams are in massive threat of relegation, their first preference here will be to remain unbeaten and take the momentum into the coming matches. Also half of the last 10 Bundesliga meetings between the two sides are draw. It is very likely that we will witness the same here as well.
Wolfsburg vs Hamburger SV: Bet Tips
Draw at 11/4 (3.75)
Under 2.5 goals at 4/5 (1.80).