Our football match prediction:
Relegation-threatened Hamburger desperately needed a win against rock-bottom Darmstadt at the weekend, but they eventually failed to grab something from the game. Die Rothosen suffered a shocking 2-1 loss to the Lilies and, as a result, their Bundesliga status is in great danger. Hamburger occupy 15th place in the standings ahead of Matchday 31 and they are only one point clear of bottom three. Their next rivals Augsburg suffered a 3-1 loss to Eintracht Frankfurt on the road at the weekend, but the fact that they defeated Koln in their last home fixture is giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of Sunday’s football match. Considering that die Rothosen experienced all sorts of problems at the back in the 2-1 loss to Darmstadt, we predict that the hosts will emerge triumphant in Sunday’s relegation six-pointer. In previous two meetings between the two teams Hamburg defeated Augsburg, but the hosts are definitely capable of putting an end to the negative trend.
Highlighted Player (Alfred Finnbogason):
Born in Grindavik in 1989, Alfred Finnbogason is one of the most prolific strikers in the history of Icelandic football, as the well-travelled forward has been scoring goals for fun throughout his career. His talent was first spotted at Breidablik, where two very successful campaign helped him move to Lokeren, where he did not spent a lot of time and soon signed for Helsingborgs. The return of 12 goals in 17 league outings for the Swedish giants soon secured him a move to Heerenveen, where he would go on to play the best football of his career, scoring remarkable 53 goals in 65 Eredivisie matches. Finnbogason somewhat struggled during spells with Real Sociedad and Olympiakos, but managed to kick-start his career at Augsburg, just in time to help Iceland on their first ever European Championship appearance. The prolific striker has been a member of the country’s national team since 2010, making over 30 appearances and scoring quite a few goals despite the fact that he was not always considered a first team regular.
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.