Our prediction for this Bundesliga 2 match:
Hamburger will be aiming to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Dynamo Dresden when they take on Osnabruck at Volksparkstadion in what could be the decider for the hosts. HSV are sitting in second position ahead of Matchday 32, but seeing that Stuttgart are breathing down their neck, this has to go down as yet another must-win game for the hosts.
Finland international Joel Pohjanpalo, who scored the winner against Dynamo Dresden, will be the man to watch in the home team. Osnabruck, on the other hand, failed to impress in a 2-0 loss to Bochum in their last league fixture. Considering that attacking midfielder Niklas Schmidt misses the HSV game through suspension, we predict that the relegation-threatened team are going to return home empty-handed. Osnabruck defeated Hamburger 2-1 in the first half of the season, meaning that the hosts are hungry for revenge.
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.