Our prediction for this Bundesliga 2 match:
There will be fireworks when Hannover and Hamburger SV, the two old rivals, face each other at HDI-Arena on Sunday afternoon. Die Roten are eager to put an end to their four-match winless run in the 2. Bundesliga, but they face a difficult task against the promotion-chasing visitors. A man to watch in the home team will be pacey winger Marvin Ducksch, who has netted ten goals in the German second tier so far this season.
HSV, on the other hand, aim to build on back-to-back wins over Bochum and Heidenheim. Die Rothosen are eager to overtake Bochum in top position in the standings, and seeing that they want this win more than the hosts, away victory should be considered. Tim Leibold, who scored a brace in the triumph over Heidenheim, is likely to pose a big threat for the opposition back-line.
Highlighted Player (Simon Falette):
Simon Falette is a professional footballer who was born in Le Mans, France on February 19, 1992, but he was eligible to play for both France and French Guiana at senior level. Falette decided to represent French Guiana on the international stage, but he has yet to make his debut for the national team.
The 184-cm-tall defender started his club career at Lorient, but he made only one appearance for the first team. After playing 41 games for Lorient B Simon Falette joined Laval on loan in 2012 and in 2013 he signed a loan deal with Brest.
At the end of the 2013/2014 season Simon Falette signed a permanent deal with the Stade Francis-Le Ble outfit and, after making 66 appearances in the league for the club, he moved to Ligue 1 side Metz. The defender scored three goals in 35 appearances for Les Grenats in the 2016/2017 Ligue 1 campaign. His main position is centre-back, whilst his preferred foot is left.
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.