Our match prediction:
Wolfsburg managed to beat Manchester United in the Champions League group stage 3-2 and therefor qualified for the knock out stage of the highest European football division. Die Wolfe performed excellent against the English top team. In the 16th round of the Bundesliga Hamburg SV will travel towards Volkswagen arena for the game against Wolfsburg. Hamburg SV is currently 9th on the table and showing lots of progress compared to last season; HSV is showing to be willing to play attractive but is lacking in defensive qualities conceding 21 goals already. Wolfsburg on the other hand is placed in the top 5 after very unlucky losing their last game against Borussia Dortmund. A victory against Hamburg SV is essential for Wolfsburg in order to play a role in this Bundesliga season. We predict Wolfsburg to keep the 3 points at home; previous confrontations between both teams show that Wolfsburg doesn't get into a lot of trouble at home against HSV. Hopefully Naldo can continue the form he showed against Manchester United.
Highligted Player (Dante):
Dante is a left-footed defender who was born in Salvador, Brazil on 18 October, 1983. The 189-cm-tall centre back, who is capable of playing as a left back as well, started his senior career at Juventude. After making 53 appearances for the club between 2002 and 2004 he moved to Ligue 1 outfit Lille. He played for Belgian sides Charleroi and Standard from 2006 to 2009 and on 27 December, 2008 he signed a contract with Borussia M’gladbach for an undisclosed fee. After impressing with the Fohlen in the 2011/2012 Bundesliga campaign he moved to Bayern Munich at the end of the season and it has to be noted that he scored three goals in 83 league appearances for FCB. In 2015 he signed a contract with fellow Bundesliga team Wolfsburg and he played 24 league games for the Wolves in the 2015/2016 season. In 2013 he won the Champions League trophy with Bayern Munich and he lifted the FIFA Confederations Cup with Brazil the same year.
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.