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Hamburg will face off against visitors Eintracht Braunschweig at Volksparkstadion in this Bundesliga 2 match on Friday.
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Hamburg will be hoping for a better result following the 4-2 Bundesliga 2 loss in their previous game against Holstein Kiel.
In that game, Hamburg had 62% possession and 17 shots at goal with 7 on target. The scorer for Hamburg was Robert Glatzel (71', 80'). Holstein Kiel had 17 attempts on goal with 9 on target. Steven Skrzybski (20'), Benedikt Pichler (57'), Finn Porath (83') and Jonas Sterner (88') scored for Holstein Kiel.
Matches featuring Hamburg have tended to be lively ones recently with plenty of scoring expected. Over their past six clashes alone, a total of 20 goals have been scored for both teams combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 11 of them belonging to Hamburg. We will see whether or not that trend will be continued on in this game.
Leading up to this clash, Hamburg:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Eintracht Braunschweig in their last 4 games.
- are unbeaten in their last 16 league matches at home. Incredible, really.
Eintracht Braunschweig will go into this clash following a 3-2 Bundesliga 2 win to beat Osnabruck in their previous fixture.
In that match, Eintracht Braunschweig had 38% possession and 18 attempts on goal with 9 of them on target. For Eintracht Braunschweig, the scorers were Johan Gómez (11'), Anton Donkor (71') and Ermin Bičakčić (98'). Osnabruck had 8 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Mickaël Cuisance (45') and Erik Engelhardt (87') scored for Osnabruck.
The numbers tell their own story, and Eintracht Braunschweig have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, with opponents netting 15 goals in total. In defence, Eintracht Braunschweig could really do with shoring things up.
Heading into this contest, Eintracht Braunschweig haven’t won away from home in the past 9 league games. Very poor, indeed.
Head to head
Looking over their prior head to head meetings going back to 15/02/2014 shows that Hamburg have won 5 of these games & Eintracht Braunschweig 1, with the number of drawn games standing at 0.
A lot of goals were also scored during this period, 27 overall at an average of 4.5 goals per match.
The previous league game between the two was Bundesliga 2 match day 18 on 29/01/2023 and the score finished Hamburg 4-2 Eintracht Braunschweig.
In that game, Hamburg had 63% possession and 15 shots at goal with 5 on target. The scorers were Robert Glatzel (3', 49'), Moritz Heyer (17') and Ludovit Reis (92').
At the other end, Eintracht Braunschweig got 11 shots on goal with 4 on target. Fabio Kaufmann (30') and Danilo Wiebe (81') scored.
The referee was Robert Hartmann.
Team News: Hamburg
Anssi Suhonen (Broken fibula), Ignace Van der Brempt (Torn muscle fiber), Sebastian Schonlau (Calf injury) and Ludovit Reis (Shoulder injury) won’t be able to feature for Hamburg boss Tim Walter. Dennis Hadzikadunic is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
We are thinking that Hamburg may well kick off with a 4-1-2-3 system for the game and select D. Heuer Fernandes, William Mikelbrencis, Guilherme Ramos, Stephan Ambrosius, Miro Muheim, Jonas Meffert, Immanuel Pherai, Lászlo Bénes, Bakery Jatta, Robert Glatzel and Jean-Luc Dompe.
Team News: Eintracht Braunschweig
In an otherwise healthy group of players, there is just the lone fitness problem for the Eintracht Braunschweig gaffer Marc Pfitzner to be concerned about. Anthony Ujah (Acromioclavicular joint dislocation) won’t be in action.
It’s our belief that Braunschweig appear most likely to utilise a 3-5-2 lineup, settling for Ron-Thorben Hoffmann, Robert Ivanov, Saulo Decarli, Ermin Bicakcic, Marvin Rittmüller, Fabio Kaufmann, Robin Krauße, T. Jóhann Helgason, Anton Donkor, Luc Ihorst and Johan Gómez.
In our opinion, Eintracht Braunschweig are certainly able to find the net against this Hamburg side, but that probably won’t quite be as many as they’ll concede.
We’re tipping a narrow 2-1 advantage for Hamburg when all is said and done. It’s a very tough call.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Volksparkstadion (57,000)
Captain: Sebastian Schonlau
Chairman: Marcell Jansen
Manager: Tim Walter
Competitions: Bundesliga 2 position 2, DFB-Pokal (Third Round)
⭐ Key Player: László Bénes
Mostly played in the Centre Midfield position, László Bénes was born in Slovakia. After making a first senior appearance for Győri ETO FC in the 2014 - 2015 season, the talented Midfielder has contributed 7 league goals in the 2. Bundesliga 2023 - 2024 campaign so far in a total of 12 appearances.