Our prediction for this Bundesliga 2 match:
Hamburger SV and Nurnberg go head to head in a highly-anticipated 2. Bundesliga game at Volksparkstadion. HSV aim to build on back-to-back wins over Sandhausen and Werder Bremen, and they are likely to go all guns blazing at Nurnberg. Even though important midfielder Bastian Schonlau is banned for the match, home win should be considered as the Bavarians are not regarded as good travelers.
Nurnberg are on a three-game winning run in front of home fans, but seeing that they have yet to record a win on the road, we are tempted to put our money on die Rothosen this time out. Eric Shuranov is pushing for a start after scoring the winner against Hansa Rostock, while all Felix Lohkemper, Florian Hubner, Paul-Philipp Besong, and Pascal Kopke are all out of contention through injuries for the visiting team.
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 (Nurnberg):
FC Nurnberg are a German club which was founded back in May, 1900. Der Ruhmreiche play their home games at Max-Morlock-Stadion, which was both built and opened in 1928. The stadium can hold up to 50,000 spectators, but it has to be noted that the capacity of the venue is 44,308 for international matches.
Nurnberg were the dominant force in German football in 1920s, with the team clinching five trophies during that period (1919/1920, 1920/1921, 1923/1924, 1924/1925, 1926/1927).
The Ruhmreiche won the national championships in 1936, 1948, 1960 and 1968 as well, with the team finishing the season as runners-up on three occasions (1934, 1937, 1962). Speaking of the club’s recent history, Nurnberg did well to win the German Cup in 2007, with the team beating Stuttgart in the title game. Speaking of the club’s European success, it has to be noted that the Bavarians played in the European Cup quarter-finals in 1962. Schalke are considered one of the club’s main rivals.