Our match prediction:
Hamburg played out a 1-1 draw with Ingolstadt in the opening match of the season and, as expected, they suffered a 3-1 loss to Bayer Leverkusen at BayArena at the weekend. Summer signing Filip Kostic impressed in Serbia’s 2-2 draw with Republic of Ireland in the World Cup qualifier and, no doubt, the pacey winger is going to prove a handful for Leipzig defenders in Saturday’s football match at Volksparkstadion. Hamburg are eager to record their first win of the season and despite the fact that Leipzig shocked Borussia Dortmund at the weekend, we predict that the hosts are going to emerge triumphant in their second home game of the season. The two teams meet for the first time ever in the German top flight and the lack of experience at this level might prove to be a big problem for Leipzig in Saturday’s clash against Bruno Labbadia’s charges.
Highligted Player (Aaron Hunt):
Aaron Hunt began his youth career at Vfl Oker and in 1997 he moved to Goslarer SC 08. In 2001 Werder Bremen scouts spotted him and he soon moved to the Weserstadion outfit. After playing 37 games for the reserve team, he made his debut for Werder Bremen on 18 September, 2004, coming as a substitute against Hannover. Hunt played for Werder Bremen between 2004 and 2014 and on 26 May, 2014 he signed a contract with Wolfsburg. The pacey winger, who is capable of playing as an attacking midfielder as well, made his Wolfsburg debut on 17 August, 2014 in a German Cup match against Darmstadt 98. Hunt made just 17 league appearances for the Wolves in the 2014/2015 Bundesliga campaign and at the end of the season he joined Hamburg. The experienced footballer, who was born on 4 September, 1986, has 13 caps for Germany U21 and he made his debut for the German national team on 18 November, 2009 against Ivory Coast. His father is German, whilst his mother is English.
Highlighted Team (RB Leipzig):
Leipzig are a professional football club founded in 2009. Die Bullen (The Bulls) were unbeaten in the 2012/2013 Regionalliga Nordost and, as a result, they secured promotion to the 3. Liga. After finishing the 2013/2014 3. Liga campaign in second place in the standings, Leipzig were promoted to the 2. Bundesliga and they competed in the German second tier for two seasons. Despite suffering a loss to Karlsruher on the last day of the 2015/2016 2. Bundesliga campaign, die Bullen secured promotion to the Bundesliga for the first time ever. Leipzig play their home games at Red Bull Arena (42,959) and it has to be noted that the stadium was opened in 1954. Die Bullen wear white shirts and red shorts while their away kit is blue and yellow. Ralph Hasenhuttl was appointed as the team’s manager at the end of the 2015/2016 season and you should know that the likes of Ralf Rangnick, Achim Beierlorzer, Alexander Zorniger, Peter Pacult, Tomas Oral and Tino Vogel were in charge of the team in the past as well.