Stuttgart and Hamburger SV meet at Mercedes ‑ Benz ‑ Arena, in a match for the 28 th round of the 2. Bundesliga. Hamburger SV won at home by (6‑2) the last time they met in this edition of the league, on 26‑10‑2019. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which has recorded 2 wins and 1 draw in the last 3 matches. However, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 31‑03‑2018, in a match for the Bundesliga that ended in a draw by (1‑1). The goals of the match were scored by D. Ginczek (44 ‘), for Stuttgart, and L. Holtby (18′), for Hamburger SV. The home advantage may play an important role in this match, since both teams present considerable differences in the results achieved at home and away.
After 13 wins, 6 draws and 6 losses, the home team is currently in 2nd place, with 45 points won. In their last match, they tied in a home match against Arminia Bielefeld by (1‑1), after in the previous match having lost by (2‑0) away, in a match against Greuther Fürth. This is a stronger team with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games they have recorded 5 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses as a visitor, with 19 goals scored and 21 suffered; against 12 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses in his stadium, with 34 goals scored and 10 suffered. For the championship, Stuttgart conquered 22 points in 30 possible, after 7 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses in the last 10 matches they played in their stadium.
For this competition, they have not lost any of the last 7 matches at their stadium. His offense has scored consistently, as he has scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches for this competition there is a tendency for goals, since 9 of the last 13 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 25 games in this competition, he only got 2 comebacks in the 11 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Stuttgart do not want to stay in the second division, so from now on they can no longer play with luck. He will play at home and against a direct rival, so victory in this match is a must. If you stumble, it can greatly complicate your fight for promotion. Therefore, homeowners need perfect performance, as any oversight can be very damaging.
Hamburger SV :
The visiting team is currently in 3rd place, with 44 points won, after 12 wins, 8 draws and 5 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match to Erzgebirge Aue by (3‑0). In the last match, they won at home against Jahn Regensburg, by (2‑1). This is a stronger team with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games they have recorded 2 wins, 9 draws and 4 losses as a visitor, with 20 goals scored and 25 suffered; against 9 victories, 3 draws and 3 defeats in his stadium, with 30 goals scored and 16 suffered. For the championship, Hamburger SV conquered 10 points in 30 possible, after 1 victory, 7 draws and 2 defeats in the last 10 games that they played as a visitor. In their home matches there are some frequent results: at half-time 1‑0 (5 in 13 games) and at the end of the game 1‑1 (5 in 13 games). The team allowed goals to the opponent in 9 of the last 10 matches, so it has not had great defensive strength, but its attack has marked regularly, since it has scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 13 of the last 13 matches for this competition have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 25 games in this competition, he only got 2 comebacks in the 12 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 13 home matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 8 of their 21 goals between minutes (61’ ‑ 75 ‘).
Hamburg’s situation is not much different from the owners of the house. The two teams are competitors in the fight for promotion and therefore this match should be very balanced. Visitors need a positive result, the only thing that matters at a time like this. He will have to play smart and effectively, because only then can he beat the local club. The coach must bring a very competitive team to the field.