Hamburger SV will face RB Leipzig at Volksparkstadion, in Hamburg at German DFB Pokal Semi-Finals. Hamburger SV against RB Leipzig is the match with big interest after their previous matches in German Bundesliga. Review our thoughts on this match here below.
Hamburger SV could be the first finalist of DFB-Pokal tournament. Their path until semi-final was really easy. Hosts met Wehen in 1/16 Finals and won confidently with 3:0 result. Then, they met Bundesliga member Nurnberg and won by 1:0 in total dominating game. In Quarter-final they met Paderborn also from Bundesliga 2, and once against Hamburger won with 2:0 result. Finally, they will meet the most dangerous opponent this year. Previously Hamburger SV becomes winners 3 times, and runners-up 3 times also.
Hosts are at 2nd place in Bundesliga 2, however, they face troubles to play well in the last matches. Even against outsiders, they play weak football. In 10 last matches, Hamburger won 3, lost 3 and have drawn 4 games, collecting only 13 points. Moreover, they failed to win in 5 matches in a row. They had big chances to finish at 1st place, however, failed to save their position. Now they have only 2 points difference with Paderborn and facing problems in the attack since they scored only 41 goals in 30 matches.
Unfortunately, Gideon Jung, Stephan Ambrosius Tatsuya Ito, and Jairo Samperio will miss match of the season. All other mains squad players are fit and ready to help the team to achieve one of the most important goals of the season. Die Rothosen are strong at shooting from direct free kicks and creating chances using through balls. However, they really weak at stopping opponents from creating chances, aerial duels, and defending set pieces.
Leipzig has gone the harder way than their opponents. RB Leipzig met with Hoffenheim at1/16 Finals and won 2:0 in a tough game. After, they faced Wolfsburg at 1/8 of DFB Pokal where Leipzig was stronger and fully controlled the game and finally won. The last opponent in quarter-finals was Augsburg. This match was longer than usual as teams needed to prove ho is better at extra time. Finally, at 120+1 minute Leipzig’s M. Halstenberg scored a penalty and took a ticket to next round.
The Bulls could be the 3rd strongest team in Germany. They play very confidently in the last matches. In the last 10 matches of Bundesliga, they won 7 and have drawn 3 games. Moreover, they look very strong in defense, since they scored 19 and conceded only 5 balls in the last 10 games. Y. Poulsen and T. Werner are the best squad players with 29 combined goals. In total, they have a very potentially strong team.
Unfortunately, Yvon Mvogo, Dayot Upamecano, Atinc Nukan, and Tyler Adams will miss next match. The bulls are very strong at shooting from direct free kicks, creating scoring chances, aerial duels and stealing the ball from the opposition. However, they are facing troubles at keeping possession of the ball and avoiding the offside.
These teams met 4 times since the year 2016. Leipzig was stronger twice, while Hamburger won only once in the year 2017 in Leipzig with strong 3:0 win.