Our prediction for this Bundesliga 2 match:
Hamburger SV will look to overtake their local rivals St. Pauli in top position when they take on Holstein Kiel in the 2. Bundesliga round 13. Die Rothosen are a real force to be reckoned with at home, but it has to be noted that they failed to win the previous four away games in the German second tier. The likes of Guilherme Ramos, Stephan Ambrosius, Ludovit Reis, Anssi Suhonen, Sebastian Schonlau, and Noah Katterbach remain in the recovery room, while Mario Vuskovic has yet to serve his ban.
Kiel, on the other hand, aim to climb to the playoffs berth, but they will have a big fish to fry against HSV, who are seen as the main candidates for automatic promotion. In their last meeting at Holstein-Stadion, HSV defeated Kiel 3-2 and we predict that history is going to repeat itself. As for the home team, all Carl Johansson, Thomas Dahne, and Patrick Erras are out of contention with injuries.
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.