Hamburger SV will face Greuther Furth at Volksparkstadion at German Bundesliga II 24th Round. Hamburger SV against Greuther Furth is the match with big interest after their previous matches at German Bundesliga II. Review our thoughts on this match here below.
Hamburger started the season very well, however, now they struggle. They were leaders in Bundesliga 2, but now FC Koln took the leadership of the league. Hamburger won 13 of 23 their games and now stands at second position with 1 point difference. In 9 first teams in Bundesliga 2, they have scored fewer goals. They have only 31 goals scored and conceded 26. For the team which is trying to promote to the highest German league, it’s far from the best form. In last 5 matches, they lost 2 games and won only 2. At 10 last home matches Hamburg lost only once and collected 21 points. Douglas Santos is one of the main squad leaders, he is fit and ready to fight in the next match.
They look great at creating chances using through balls and through individual skills, moreover, they are very strong at protecting the lead. However, they are weak at avoiding offside, aerial duels and defending set pieces. Very likely that the home team will play possessional and non-aggressive football. On average the Red Shorts scoring 1.3 goals per match, pass with 81.5% accuracy and shoots 13.4 times per game. During the whole season, the team has a lot of injuries, several players will miss the next match due to injuries, moreover, several players of the main squad will not play due to red card suspensions.
Greuther Furth this season does not look strong as they stand at the 10th position in Bundesliga 2. There are almost no chances to fight for promotion to the main German league, as they have 11 points difference with 3rd place. Moreover, in last away matches they scored only 2 goals in the last match against Holstein Kiel and lost 3 matches. In the total of road games, they scored 8 goals and conceded 25.
The mains squad of the club is much more stable than the rivals, there were not many injuries and changes in the season. Mostly, all first eleven squad players are fit and ready to face Bundesliga favorites.
This season Shamrocks are great at counter attacks, protecting the lead and stealing the ball from the opposition. However, they look really weak at defending against attacks down the wings, defending set pieces and through ball attacks. Very likely that Greuther Fuerth will play by long balls, aggressively and take long shots often. On average they score 1 goal per match, pass with 70.3% accuracy and shoots 12.9 times per game.
These teams met last year at the first round between them at Sportpark Ronhof Thomas Sommer, in Fürth. Hamburger were favorites for this game, however, finished with 0:0 result. Hamburger fully controlled the game and possession, made 14 goal attempt, but failed to score. Greuther Furth sho0ted only 7 times without shots on goals.