Our match prediction:
Just few weeks back, Bayer Leverkusen were seen as one of the main candidates for Champions League positions having been led by the impressive Javier Hernandez, but they have since experienced all sorts of problems. Team’s Europa League campaign appears to be nearing its conclusion after the 2-0 defeat at El Madrigal, but more importantly, a four-match winless run in the league left them five points behind fourth-placed Schalke. And with the Hamburg game coming after a difficult midweek match, we don’t dare predict home win this time out. The Red Shorts have performed pretty well over the last few weeks, losing only to Schalke, while taking eight points from last five matches and they arrive at Bay Arena in excellent, spirits having recorded a 2-0 triumph over top 4 hopefuls Hertha Berlin. And even if HSV have been far from impressive of the road, they can be trusted to take advantage of Leverkusen’s problems and secure at least one point.
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.