Bundesliga: Hamburger SV - Borussia Dortmund
By Joachim, bettingexpert.com | Edited
It will be a difficult away game for league leaders Borussia Dortmund in Hamburg on matchday 29 of the Bundesliga. Hamburg sit in seventh place, but since firing coach Armin Veh seem to have stepped it up a notch, and will try everything to attempt to cut down the seven point lead that Borussia Dortmund has over their closest rival Leverkusen. It is however Borussia Dortmund's last game of the remaining six that can be classed as "difficult". Should Dortmund be successful in this match they should be all but unstoppable on their way to the title.
|This will be yet another hard-fought match between the two teams.
Hamburg has to win this match gainst the league leaders if they still want to qualify for the Europa League. Currently the HSV is four points away, and newly appointed head coach Michael Oenning will probably change the starting line-up in two positions. Another goalless draw like last time out against Hoffenheim won't be an option. David Jarolim and Ruud van Nistelrooy are expected to contribute with their rich experience, and will replace Joris Mathijsen and South Korean Heung-Min Son.
Hamburger SVRost - Diekmeier, Kacar, Westermann, Aogo - Jarolim, Zé Roberto - Elia, Ben-Hatira - Petric, van Nistelrooy
Missing in action:
Drobny, Mathijsen, Castelen
Borussia DortmundWeidenfeller - Piszczek, Hummels, Subotic, Schmelzer - Sahin, Bender - Götze, Lewandowski, Großkreutz - Barrios
Missing in action:
Kagawa, Kehl, Kringe
VerdictBoth teams have played a total of 87 competetive matches, and neither team has much of a historical advantage. Hamburg has won 31 times, as opposed to Dortmund's 30 victories. Hamburg also won the last four games at home against Borussia Dortmund. It won't be easy for the league leaders, still after this season Borussia enter this match as the favorite. Hamburg however has to win and has a big chance to gain points here, as their two closest rivals Mainz and Hannover play each other and will be taking each other's points. It will be an exciting, close and hard fought match, that has all the necessary ingredients to end up as a draw.
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1-1 FT. I guess we called it. ;)
It's a hard game to predict really. I am pretty certain Hamburg won't win it though personally.
if this game does end up with a draw then it will be exciting for the Bundesliga that is again "if" Leverkusen wins their game. Dortmund have the firepower but Hamburg have the experience.