Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Stuttgart welcome Hamburger SV at their Mercedes-Benz Arena in the Bundesliga relegation final, first leg. Die Schwaben shared the spoils with Hoffenheim in the last game of the regular season and, as a result, they finished the process in 16th place in the standings. Both Kastanaras and Zagadou should miss out with injuries, while talented Portugal forward Tiago Tomas is pushing for a start after scoring as a substitute in the last league match.
Die Rothosen, on the other hand, were more than unfortunate not to secure automatic Bundesliga promotion with fellow promotion contenders Heidenheim scoring two goals in the stoppage time to beat Regensburg. Anyhow, over 2.5 goals should be considered this time out as Hamburg are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. As for the away team, all Xavier Amaechi, Noah Katterbach, and Andras Nemeth are out of contention with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Waldemar Anton):
The Uzbekistan-born central defender plays at the heart of Hannover’s defense. His idol was Roy Maakay, so he started his career as a striker, but he soon turned to defense. Anton Waldemar was a mere teenager when he made his first appearance for Die Roten in February 2016 against VfB Stuttgart.
Waldemar only had to wait for two months to net his first goal against Borussia Monchengladbach. The following season he commanded Hannover’s defense in Bundesliga 2, making 31 appearances, helping his team to return to the top flight immediately after the relegation.
Even though he was born in Olmaliq, Uzbekistan, Waldemar decided to pledge allegiance to Germany, debuting for the U21 squad in September 2016, making 7 appearances so far. The press in Germany compare him to Javi Martinez from Bayern Munich, because Anton Waldemar can play in the heart of defense, as well as a defensive midfielder and a right-back.
Highlighted Team (Hamburg):
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.