Our prediction for this Bundesliga 2 match:
Following a 2-1 loss to Wehen Wiesbaden, Stuttgart suffered a 3-2 defeat to Holstein Kiel in their last league fixture. Die Roten have been struggling to find their best form after the restart, meaning that they are low on spirits ahead of the 2. Bundesliga derby. Midfielder Daniel Didavi misses the Hamburg game through suspension, while Silas Wamangituka is pushing for a start after finding the net in the 3-2 loss to Kiel.
HSV, on the other hand, head into the match following a goalless draw with Arminia Bielefeld. HSV did well to overtake die Schwaben in the second position in the standings, but they can’t afford any complacency in the 2. Bundesliga derby. Anyhow, both sides are likely to go for a win in the midweek fixture, and we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score.
Highlighted Player (Mario Gomez):
Mario Gomez started his senior career at Stuttgart. He played scored 63 goals in 121 league appearances for the club and he played for the reserve team as well (43/21). In 2009 he signed a four-year deal with fellow Bundesliga side Bayern Munich and he won two domestic titles with the mighty Bavarians (2009/2010, 2012/2013).
In 2013 he clinched the Champions League trophy with Bayern Munich as they defeated Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in the title game. Mario Gomez was part of Germany 2010 World Cup squad that won the bronze medal at the showpiece tournament in South Africa and he played for Joachim Low’s team at the 2016 European Championship finals.
The German attacker spent the 2015/2016 season on loan at Besiktas and he joined Wolfsburg in the summer of 2016. Mario Gomez has a contract with the Wolves which expires on 30 June 2019. He was born on 10 July, 1985 in Riedlingen, Germany.
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.