Our prediction for this Bundesliga 2 match:
Schalke 04 and Hamburger SV, the two old rivals, go head to head at Veltins Arena in the opening match of the new 2. Bundesliga campaign. Die Knappen failed to impress in the 2020/21 Bundesliga campaign, and, as a result, they dropped to the German second tier. Former HSV player Simon Terodde, who joined the Veltins Arena outfit in the summer, is likely to prove a handful for his former teammates. It has to be noted that Schalke defeated Vitesse 3-2 in their last warm-up game.
Die Rothosen, on the other hand, are on a quest to return to the German top flight, but beating Schalke in Gelsenkirchen is easier said than done. A close encounter is on the cards in the 2. Bundesliga derby, and we are tempted to put our money on draw. HSV new signing Robert Glatzel is likely to make his debut against die Knappen.
Highlighted Player (Amine Harit):
Amine Harit is a French-born Moroccan footballer, who plays for Schalke 04 in Bundesliga. Born in Pontoise (France) on June 18, 1997, Harit began his youth career in the suburbs of Paris, learning the football basics with Argentuil C.O.
After spending four years at Esperance Paris 19eme, the attacking midfielder moved to famous French club Paris Saint-Germain. However, he quickly returned to Esperance Paris 19eme and in 2011 he joined fellow French club Red Star. One year later he moved to Nantes, where he ended his youth career.
Amine Harit continued playing for les Canaris at senior level and after scoring one goal in 30 league games for Nantes, he signed a contract with Bundesliga side Schalke 04. Harit made two appearances for France U21 team, but he represents Morocco at senior level. The attacking midfielder, who is used as a winger as well, made his Morocco debut on October 7, 2017 against Gabon in the 2018 FIFA world cup qualifiers.
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.