Our match prediction:
After spending last few years fighting for their lives and narrowly avoiding he drop several times in a row, Hamburg were finally able to show some improvement, although they could soon be back in the relegation dogfight unless something changes. The Red Shorts have picked up just six points since the league campaign resumed, with their four-match unbeaten run coming to an end in midweek as they lost to Schalke. Hamburg now face a tough game against revived Hertha, who have returned to the right track after a very slow start to the second part of the season. The away triumph over Koln clearly acted as a major confidence boost, and having since defeating Eintracht Frankfurt without conceding as well, the team from Berlin definitely head into the Imtech Arena clash as favourites. Hertha have won a total of five away matches in the current campaign, conceding just once in those games and we predict they will see off Hamburg to cement a place in the top 3.
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.