Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Hertha were on the verge of beating Eintracht Frankfurt at Commerzbank-Arena at the weekend, but die Adler eventually scored a late equaliser (3-3) in Saturday’s football match. Anyhow, the capital club have been playing above expectations in the 2016/2017 Bundesliga campaign and, as a result, they sit in the Europa League berth ahead of Matchday 6. Hertha welcome Hamburger at their Olympiastadion on Saturday afternoon and seeing that the visitors failed to score in previous three league fixtures, we predict that Hertha will record their third consecutive win at home in the German elite division. The capital club defeated the likes of Freiburg and Schalke in previous two home games and they are certainly capable of beating the out-of-sorts Hamburger. Vedad Ibisevic has netted three goals in five league games this season and he is widely expected to lead the line for the hosts against die Rothosen.
Highlighted Player (Fabian Lustenberger):
Fabian Lustenberger is a Swiss player who was born on 2 May, 1988 in Nebikon. The defensive midfielder started his senior career at FC Luzern and he played 34 league matches for the club between 2005 and 2007. Lustenberger joined Hertha Berlin in August, 2007 and it has to be noted that he made 24 league appearances for the capital club in the 2007/2008 Bundesliga campaign.
Despite the fact that Hertha dropped to 2. Bundesliga at the end of the 2009/2010 season, the Swiss footballer decided not to leave the club in the summer transfer window. In 2013 Hertha returned to the German top flight and Lustenberger has been the team’s captain ever since.
The 180-cm-tall footballer has 25 caps for Switzerland U21 team and he made his debut for the Switzerland national team on 15 November, 2013 in a friendly against Korea Republic. His brother is a football player as well and he currently plays for the FC Luzern reserve team. Fabian Lustenberger’s contract with Hertha expires on 30 June, 2019.
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.