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Hamburger SV finished the 2. Bundesliga with a 20-6-8 record, which puts the team in third place. Hamburger has a chance to move up together with FC Heidenheim and Darmstadt 98, who finished with 67 points.
Stuttgart finished the Bundesliga with a 7-12-15 record, ranking 16th in Germany’s top flight. Stuttgart took the lead over FC Schalke 04 and Hertha Berlin, who are now relegated to the second division.
Here are the burgers-Stuttgart football oddscourtesy of FanDuel.
Bundesliga Odds: Hamburger-Stuttgart Odds
More than 2.5 Goals: -180
Under 2.5 Goals: +128
How to watch Hamburger vs. stuttgart
Broadcast: ESPN+, Onefootball
Time: 2:45 p.m. ET / 11:45 a.m. PT
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Why Hamburger can beat Stuttgart
The Dinosaurs will try to reverse a huge deficit when they return home to the Volksparkstadion. Hamburg only had 47% ball possession, seven total shots and three corners in the first leg. In addition, Ludovit Reis and Ransford Yeboah Konisdorffer were shown yellow cards, while Anssi Suhonen received a red.
Los Dinos, who have been battling it out in the second tier since they were first relegated in 2018, are contesting their second straight tiebreaker. They won the first leg away to Hertha Berlin 1-0 this time last year, before suffering a decisive 2-0 defeat at the Volksparkstadion.
HSV finished third in the 2 Bundesliga with a 20-6-8 record, leading the league with 70 goals. Hamburger also had 52 assists and had a +25 goal differential after scoring 14.9 total shots, 11.3 successful dribbles, 5.3 corner kicks and 2.1 goals per game on 58.6% possession. of the ball The Dinosaurs have the fifth-best home record, going 11-3-3 with 38 goals.
Head coach Tim Walter will be putting his best XI on the field without several key players. Noah Katterbach, Laszlo Benes, Andras Nemeth and Omar Megeed are all out dealing with injuries. Mario Vuskovic remains suspended for his doping ban. Anssi Suhonen is also suspended after receiving a red card in the last game.
Robert Glatzel needs to be in the scoring mood this time around as he looks to add to his team-leading 19 goals in the Bundesliga 2 regular campaign. HSV can also count on midfielder Ludovit Reis and striker Bakery Jatta, who have combined for 13 goals and seven assists. Ransford Yeboah Konigsdorffer has eight league goals while Jean-Luc Dompe leads the team with 10 assists. 19 players have scored a goal or an assist for the Red Shorts.
With the second leg at Volksparkstadion, HSV will try to match their defensive metrics. They are averaging 16.0 tackles, 7.9 interceptions, 16.5 clearances and 3.3 goalkeeping saves, leading to 10 clean sheets to make this match competitive. Hamburg should reduce the 140.2 possessions lost per game and the 11.7 fouls committed.
Why Stuttgart can beat the burger
After securing a three-goal lead in the first leg, Stuttgart will try to maintain their lead in the second leg. Stuttgart had 53% ball possession, 18 total shots, nine shots on target and seven corners in the game. Konstantinos Mavropanos, Josha Vagnoman and Serhou Guirassy found themselves on the scorers’ table.
With Sebastian Hoeneß taking over as Stuttgart manager, the Swabians have been impressive at the end of the season. Stuttgart have only lost once since then and are unbeaten in five home games under former Bayern Munich head of reserves. VFB Stuonly have seven wins and 12 draws in 34 Bundesliga games, where they have scored 45 goals and added 33 points.
Stuttgart have been drawing inspiration from their deep career in the DFB Pokal. They battled against Dynamo Dresden, Arminia Bielefeld, Paderborn and Nurnberg before losing to Eintracht Frankfurt in the semi-finals. With the second leg back in Hamburg, Stuttgart will have to be at their best as their 2-6-9 away record is the fifth worst in the Bundesliga.
Personal concerns ahead of the first leg of the play-off for Stuttgart are Thomas Kastanaras and Fabian Bredlow. The visitors will try to extend their unbeaten streak to three away games.
Serhou Guirassy will continue to lead Stuttgart in the goalscoring department as he looks to add to his 12 Bundesliga goals. Tiago Tomas could rotate towards attack, as he has three goals and three assists this season. Wataru Endo, Chris Fuhrich and Silas Katompa Mvumpa will also be looking to add to each of their five goals. Borna Sosa remains Stuttgart’s top assister with seven.
Prediction and final selection Hamburger-Stuttgart
Hamburg will have a tough hill to climb but they have been impressive in Bundesliga 2. Lots of goals are expected but Stuttgart are keen to retain their lead and secure their place in Germany’s top flight.
Prediction and final selection Hamburger-Stuttgart: Stuttgart (+115), more than 2.5 goals (-180)