Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Hamburger are running down a blind alley. Die Rothosen have been struggling at the back of late and it has to be noted that they conceded 11 goals in previous three league matches. Mark Gidsol’s men have yet to record a win in Bundesliga this season and it is no surprise they are regarded as underdogs in Sunday’s football match against Hoffenheim. Julian Nagelsmann’s troops sit in the Champions League berth ahead of the visit of Hamburger and they did well to share the spoils with star-studded Bayern Munich at Allianz Arena in their last league fixture. Hoffenheim are a real force to be reckoned with at home and given Hamburger’s poor form, we predict that Julian Nagelsmann’s team will extend their winning run at WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar-Arena to four matches. The attacking partnership of Sandro Wagner and Andrej Kramaric has been in a fine working order this season and the duo is likely to prove a handful for the opposition defenders.
Highlighted Player (Sebastian Rudy):
After spending his youth career at the likes of Dietingen, Zimmern and Stuttgart, Sebastian Rudy started playing for Stuttgart II at senior level. The right back, who is capable of playing as a midfielder as well, made 37 league appearances for the Stuttgart reserve team, scoring 12 goals in the process.
After making 15 appearances for the first team, he joined Hoffenheim in 2010 and he has been playing for the Bundesliga team ever since. Sebastian Rudy is very quick on the ball and he is able to deliver a decent cross. Rudy scored two goals in 24 league appearances for Hoffenheim in the 2015/2016 Bundesliga campaign.
Speaking of his international career, Rudy made his Germany debut on 13 May, 2014 in a friendly match against Poland in Hamburg. However, he did not make Germany Euro 2016 squad. Rudy has a contract with Hoffenheim which expires on 30 June, 2017.
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.