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The Bundesliga 2 fixture at Ursapharm-Arena an der Kaiserlinde on Saturday will see home side Elversberg take to the field against Hamburg.
Our Elversberg v Hamburg predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - along with the latest match odds.
Elversberg, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 0-1 Bundesliga 2 triumph over Osnabruck.
In that game, Elversberg had 56% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. The only player to score for Elversberg was Walid Faghir (79'). On the other side, Osnabruck got 12 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target.
It’s not been often in recent times that Elversberg have kept a clean sheet. The reality is that Elversberg have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 games, leaking 13 goals in the process.
Going into this one, Elversberg have not won at home in their last 3 league games.
Hamburg will go into this meeting following a 2-0 Bundesliga 2 win with the defeat of Hansa Rostock in their most recent fixture.
In that match, Hamburg managed 66% possession and 18 attempts on goal with 10 of them on target. For Hamburg, goals were scored by Ludovit Reis (45') and László Bénes (48'). Hansa Rostock got 7 shots on goal with 3 of them on target.
Proving their fondness for high-scoring encounters, we’ve seen goals 25 times in the prior six games in which Hamburg have sent out their troops, making it an average of 4.17 goals per clash. Opposition teams have hit 8 of this grand total. Let’s find out if that trend will end up being continued on here.
Team News: Elversberg
Patryk Dragon (Knee Surgery), Robin Fellhauer (Medial Collateral Ligament Injury) and Kevin Koffi (Unknown Injury) won’t be available for Elversberg boss Horst Steffen.
It looks as if Elversberg look set to line up in a 3-4-3 system for this one, beginning the first half with Nicolas Kristof, Carlo Sickinger, Frederik Jäkel, Kevin Conrad, Hugo Vandermersch, Thore Jacobsen, Semih Sahin, Maurice Neubauer, Paul Wanner, Wahid Faghir and Jannik Rochelt.
Team News: Hamburg
Hamburg manager Tim Walter has to currently contend with reduced team options. Lukasz Poreba (Torn Muscle Fibre), William Mikelbrencis (Hip Injury) and Anssi Suhonen (Fibula Fracture) are names that won’t be on the team sheet. Guilherme Ramos cannot play in this game through suspension.
It’s our belief that Hamburg could decide to begin the game with a 4-1-2-3 lineup, going with D. Heuer Fernandes, I. Van der, Dennis Hadzikadunic, Sebastian Schonlau, Miro Muheim, Jonas Meffert, Ludovit Reis, Lászlo Bénes, Bakery Jatta, Robert Glatzel and Jean-Luc Dompe.
It looks to us that Hamburg should be able to create a high number of chances and successful shots on target.
In contrast, Elversberg might well find it a difficult task to find the back of the net but we do see them managing to get on the scoresheet.
We can therefore see a decent 1-3 victory for Hamburg at the end of the 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Ursapharm-Arena an der Kaiserlinde (10,000)
Captain: Kevin Conrad
Chairman: Dominik Holzer
Manager: Horst Steffen
Competitions: Bundesliga 2 position 15, DFB-Pokal (First Round)
🔑 Key Player: Walid Faghir
Mostly taking up the Striker position, Walid Faghir was born in Denmark. Having played his first senior match for Vejle BK in the 2020 - 2021 season, the dangerous Forward has bagged 2 league goals in this 2. Bundesliga 2023 - 2024 season so far in 5 appearances.