Our football match prediction:
Hamburger will be looking to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Augsburg when they take on Koln at RheinEnergieStadion on Friday evening. Die Rothosen were more than fortunate not to suffer relegation to 2. Bundesliga last season and they are eager to establish themselves as a top-table side in the German top flight. Hamburger produce much better performances at home than on the travels and they certainly face a difficult task in Friday’s football match against Koln. The Billy Goats suffered a 1-0 loss to Borussia M’gladbach on the road at the weekend, but they are widely expected to win their first home game of the season. Last season’s top scorer Anthony Modeste is no longer part of the team, but Colombian attacker John Cordoba is likely to prove a handful for the opposition defenders. Taking everything into account, there is a certain value in betting on the hosts.
Highlighted Player (Yuya Osako):
Born in Kaseda, Kagoshima, Japan on May 18, 1990, Yuya Osako is a pacey attacker who plays for Bundesliga side Koln. Osako began his senior career at Kashima Antlers and he scored 40 goals in 139 appearances in the league for the club. The 182-cm-tall attacker then moved to Germany, signing a deal with 1860 Munchen and it has to be noted that he netted six goals in 15 appearances for the Lions. At the end of the 2013/2014 season Yuya Osako joined Koln and he has been playing for the Billy Goats ever since. The Japanese footballer scored seven goals in 30 appearances for Koln in the 2016/2017 Bundesliga campaign and he provided eight assists for his teammates in the process as well. Speaking of his international career, Yuya Osako made his debut for Japan national football team on September 10, 2013 in a 3-1 win over Ghana. Osako’s main position is a secondary striker, but he is capable of playing as both right winger and a centre-forward as well.
Highlighted Team (Hamburg SV):
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.