Our match prediction:
Schalke have seriously damaged their Champions League hopes since the Bundesliga campaign resumed and even though they now sit just one point behind fourth-placed Borussia M’gladbach, the Miners have every reason to be concerned by the latest run of results. Andre Breitenreiter’s charges have failed to win any of their last five matches in all competitions (D3 L2), failing to score in three of last four, so they don't exactly have plenty of reason for optimism ahead of the clash with Hamburg. The Red Shorts will be glad to be finally outside of the relegation battle, although they cannot afford to relax just yet. After losing the first two games after the winter break, HSV are unbeaten in next four, sharing spoils with Koln, Frankfurt and Ingolstadt, while defeating Borussia M’gladbach. And with both teams recording quite a few stalemates of late, we predict that this match will end in draw as well.
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.