Our prediction for this Bundesliga 2 match:
Monday’s football game at Wildparkstadion between Karlsruher and HSV will bring down the curtain on day 13 of the new 2. Bundesliga campaign. Karlsruher do not seem to be at their sharpest ahead of the visit of HSV, with the team suffering back-to-back defeats to Dusseldorf and Aue in the previous two league fixtures. Christian Eichner’s men have already suffered three defeats at home this season, and it is no wonder bookies see them as underdogs in Monday’s showdown.
HSV, on the other hand, rolled over Sandhausen 4-0 in midweek, with key attacker Simon Terodde extending his goalscoring run. The famous German outfit aim to overtake Kiel in top position in the standings, and given Karlsruher’s form, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the visitors. In their last meeting in the German second tier HSV emerged triumphant.
Highlighted Player (Toni Leistner):
The 28-year-old central defender Toni Leistner spent the majority of his professional career playing in native Germany, before arriving to Queens Park Rangers in 2018. Having made his professional debut in 2008 for his boyhood club SC Borea Dresden, Leistner enjoyed a mixed spell at a hometown club Dynamo Dresden before he was shipped out on loan to Hallescher FC in 2013.
It wasn’t until he arrived at Union Berlin in 2014 that his true colours were beginning to show. Four years and 115 league matches later, a towering right-sided defender arrived in England as one of the best centre-backs in the German second tier over the past couple of years.
Aston Villa were reportedly among the clubs looking to bring Leistner during the summer of 2018 but ended up being beaten to the punch by QPR who made the German defender a new captain heading into the 2018/19 campaign.
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.