Our prediction for this Bundesliga 2 match:
Buoyed by a 2-1 win over Hertha Berlin, Hamburger SV will look to give fans yet another reason to celebrate when they take on Hannover on Friday afternoon. Die Rothosen quickly bounced back from a shocking 4-3 loss to Karlsruher, but they need to keep on improving their game if they are to secure automatic promotion. Dutch midfielder Ludovit Reis is pushing for a start after scoring the winner as a substitute in the last league match, while Sebastian Schonlau remains in the recovery room.
Die Roten, on the other hand, aim to build on back-to-back wins over Nurnberg and Hansa Rostock. Hannover are five points behind the playoffs berth, but given their anything but good away record in the 2023/2024 2. Bundesliga campaign, home win should be considered. To make things even worse for the away team, important defender Marcel Halstenberg misses the match through suspension.
Highlighted Team (Hamburg):
Hamburg was founded in 1919 out of a fusion of 3 different football clubs from Hamburg. Because of the fusion the Hamburg SV have 4 official club colours which all are in the current home kit of the club. Hamburg SV is playing in the Bundesliga since the national league officialy started. Hamburg SV never played in another league than the Bundesliga. The best results of Hamburg SV were in the eighties where the club won the national league 2 times and the Europa Cup 1 once.
Since 1963 Hamburg is playing their home games in the Volksparstadium. In 1998 Hamburg SV changed to a new venue where the capacity 57 000 is. This is the venue where Hamburg SV is playing right now and is called the Imtech Arena. Because of international legislation the capacity in European games is 51500.
Known former players that played for Hamburg SV are: Van der Vaart, Beckenbauer, Ze Roberto, Guerrero and Felix Magath.