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Hamburg head to Bremer Brücke on Friday for the Bundesliga 2 tie with home side Osnabruck.
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Osnabruck will be hoping for a better result following a 7-0 Bundesliga 2 defeat last time out to Hannover.
In that match, Osnabruck had 37% possession and 5 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. On the other side, Hannover 96 had 24 attempts on goal with 15 on target. Håvard Nielsen (21', 45'), Louis Schaub (58'), Cedric Teuchert (63', 70'), Derrick Köhn (77') and Andreas Voglsammer (80') scored for Hannover.
Fixtures involving Osnabruck have often been lively ones recently with a lot of goalmouth action the rule rather than the exception. Over their past half dozen clashes, the sum of 22 goals have been recorded for both sides combined (at an average of 3.67 goals per game) with 5 of them being chalked up by Osnabruck.
Coming into this contest, Osnabruck are without a home win in the past 3 league games.
Since suffering a loss in their previous game against Elversberg in Bundesliga 2 action, Hamburg will be aiming to make amends here.
In that game, Hamburg managed 66% possession and 15 attempts on goal with 7 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Hamburg was Moritz Heyer (89'). At the other end, Elversberg got 16 shots at goal with 8 on target. Jannik Rochelt (9') and Luca Schnellbacher (60') scored for Elversberg.
Over the course of their previous 6 clashes, Hamburg have helped themselves to a total of 13 goals. Hamburg have also not failed to score on each one of those occasions. During those fixtures, they have seen 7 goals go against them. Such a pattern won’t necessarily be carried forward here, though.
Head to head
The last league encounter featuring these clubs was Bundesliga 2 match day 33 on 16/05/2021 which ended up with the score at Osnabruck 3-2 Hamburg.
That day, Osnabruck had 36% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 6 on target. The goals were scored by Christian Santos (34'), Maurice Multhaup (61') and Marc Heider (84').
At the other end, Hamburg got 26 attempts at goal with 10 of them on target. Robin Meißner (37') and Tim Leibold (82') scored.
The match was refereed by Daniel Siebert.
Team News: Osnabruck
The Osnabruck boss Tobias Schweinsteiger does not have any fitness worries at all before this game thanks to a completely healthy squad available to choose from.
In all likelihood, Osnabruck should kick off with a 4-4-2 system this time, utilising Lennart Grill, Bashkim Ajdini, Maxwell Gyamfi, Paterson Chato, Florian Kleinhansl, Lukas Kunze, Robert Tesche, Dave Gnaase, Mickaël Cuisance, Erik Engelhardt and John Verhoek.
Team News: Hamburg
Hamburg manager Tim Walter has some current player fitness concerns. Lukasz Poreba (Torn Muscle Fibre) and Anssi Suhonen (Fibula Fracture) will miss out on this game.
It’s our belief that Hamburg appear most likely to play in a 4-1-2-3 system, going with D. Heuer Fernandes, I. Van der, Dennis Hadzikadunic, Sebastian Schonlau, Moritz Heyer, Jonas Meffert, Ludovit Reis, Lászlo Bénes, Bakery Jatta, Robert Glatzel and Jean-Luc Dompe.
In our opinion, Osnabruck have it in them to put a goal past this Hamburg lineup, but a single goal may not be good enough.
We’re going for a close game with a 1-2 winning score for Hamburg when all is said and done. It will be interesting to see how this one goes.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Bremer Brücke (16,000)
Chairman: Holger Elixmann
Manager: Tobias Schweinsteiger
Competitions: Bundesliga 2 position 18, DFB-Pokal (First Round)
⭐ Key Player: Christian Conteh
Mostly played in the Right Wing position, Christian Conteh was born in Hamburg, Germany. After making a first senior appearance for St. Pauli in the 2019 - 2020 season, the gifted Forward has contributed 2 league goals in the 2. Bundesliga 2023 - 2024 season so far coming from a total of 6 appearances.