Our prediction for this Bundesliga 2 match:
After saving one point in a 1-1 draw with Regensburg, HSV will be looking to retain their spot in top three when they take on Karlsruher on Thursday evening. Hamburger suffered a dip in form, with the team collecting two points in total from the previous four league fixtures, and, as a result, this has to go down as a must-win game for die Rothosen.
Despite failing to find the net in the draw with Regensburg, a man to watch in the home team will be Simon Terodde, who has netted 20 goals in the 2. Bundesliga so far this season. Karlsruher, on the other hand, aim to move closer to promotion places, but given the importance of the match for HSV, we do not believe that there is a big value in betting on the underdogs. You should bear in mind HSV emerged triumphant in each of the previous three meetings with Karlsruher.
Highlighted Player (Aaron Hunt):
Aaron Hunt began his youth career at Vfl Oker and in 1997 he moved to Goslarer SC 08. In 2001 Werder Bremen scouts spotted him and he soon moved to the Weserstadion outfit. After playing 37 games for the reserve team, he made his debut for Werder Bremen on 18 September, 2004, coming as a substitute against Hannover.
Hunt played for Werder Bremen between 2004 and 2014 and on 26 May, 2014 he signed a contract with Wolfsburg. The pacey winger, who is capable of playing as an attacking midfielder as well, made his Wolfsburg debut on 17 August, 2014 in a German Cup match against Darmstadt 98. Hunt made just 17 league appearances for the Wolves in the 2014/2015 Bundesliga campaign and at the end of the season he joined Hamburg.
The experienced footballer, who was born on 4 September, 1986, has 13 caps for Germany U21 and he made his debut for the German national team on 18 November, 2009 against Ivory Coast. His father is German, whilst his mother is English.
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.