Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Hamburger are determined to secure yet another Bundesliga survival, but they will have to be at their sharpest in the remainder of the season if they are to meet the goal. Die Rothosen did well to hammer Hoffenheim 3-0 in their last home game in the German elite division and they head into Saturday’s football match against Wolfsburg following a goalless draw with Freiburg at Schwarzwald-Stadion. Hamburger are only two points clear of the relegation zone at the moment and we predict they will leave their hearts on the field against the Wolves. Martin Schmidt’s charges produced their best performance of the season at the weekend, with the team crushing Borussia M’gladbach in front of home fans, but they do not want to stop now. Wolfsburg aim to keep on climbing the Bundesliga standings and we believe that the visitors are capable of spoiling Hamburger’s party at Volksparkstadion.
Highlighted Player (Mergim Mavraj):
Born in Germany to Albanian parents, Mergim Mavraj made two appearances for the Germany Under 21 side before switching his allegiance to Albania and he has since become a key defender for his new national team. The experienced centre back began his professional career at Darmstadt, but his talent was quickly spotted by Bochum scouts and he made a move to the Bundesliga side in 2007. Four years later, he surprisingly opted to join second division side Greuther Furth, but that proved a good career move as he helped the team secure promotion to the Bundesliga before putting in some solid showings in the Germany’s top flight. But, when his side eventually returned to the second division, he moved to FC Koln, where he has been since the summer of 2014. Meanwhile, Mavraj quickly established himself as an important player for the Albanian national team, establishing a good partnership with captain Lorik Cana, and helping the team secure their place at the Euro 2016 finals.
Highlighted Team (Wolfsburg):
Wolfsburg are a German football club founded in the aftermath of the World War II (1945). Die Wolfe (The Wolves) wear green and white shirts and they play their home games at Volkswagen Arena. The capacity of the stadium is 30,000 and it was opened on 13 December, 2002.
It is well known that German car manufacturer Volkswagen are the club’s main sponsors. Wolfsburg won the Bundesliga trophy in 2009 and the likes of Edin Dzeko, Grafite and Zvjezdan Misimovic were part of the club’s golden generation.
You should bear in mind that Grafite and Dzeko scored 54 goals between each other in the 2008/2009 Bundesliga campaign and that the team clinched the trophy thanks to a 5-1 win over Werder Bremen on 23 May, 2009. Die Wolfe won the German Cup trophy in 2015, with the team beating star-studded Borussia Dortmund 3-1 in the title game. Wolfsburg are a team that has no bitter rivals in German football.