Our match prediction:
Mainz’s chances for a Champions League spot suffered a serious blow as they recorded a surprising defeat against drowning Eintracht Frankfurt (2-1), thanks to Bell’s own goal in the final minutes of the match. The Nullfunfer are now three without a win in the league, but still hold a place that could secure them Europe next term. After back-to-back defeats, Hamburg achieved an important win against relegation rivals Werder Bremen (2-1) and now stand six points clear form the relegation play-off berth. Der Dino were successful during their last visit to Coface Arena, but their current away form is quite miserable, with a mere one win in previous six league fixtures. Mainz ended their eight-game undefeated streak on home soil by losing to Koln and they seem to have been suffering from a somewhat dip in form of recent, so we predict a share of spoils in this encounter, which could count as a positive outcome for both sides.
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.