2019-20 Bundesliga 2 – Hamburger SV vs Karlsruher SC Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Hamburger SV vs Karlsruher SC kick off? Saturday 8th February, 2020 – 12:00 (UK)

Where is Hamburger SV vs Karlsruher SC being played? Volksparkstadion

What TV channel is Hamburger SV vs Karlsruher SC on in the UK? BT Sport have the rights to German Bundesliga 2 matches in the UK, so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Hamburger SV vs Karlsruher SC in the UK? If televised, subscribers can stream the match live on the BT Sport website & app

Where can I get tickets for Hamburger SV vs Karlsruher SC?

Hamburger SV – https://shop.hsv.de/tickets/heimspiele/

Karlsruher SC – https://www.viagogo.com/Sports-Tickets/International-Soccer/More-Soccer/3-Bundesliga/Karlsruher-SC-Tickets

What was the score in the last meeting between Hamburger SV & Karlsruher SC? Karlsruher SC 2-4 Hamburger SV

THE TEAM NEWS

HAMBURGER SV

  • Hamburger SV came from behind to win 3-1 at Bochum on Monday evening and closed the gap on leaders Arminia Bielefeld to just one point.
  • Coach Hecking named an unchanged side against Bochum and may well do so again, despite loan signing Pohjanpalo coming on and scoring on his debut.
  • Winger Jairo Samperio and back-up goalkeeper Pollersbeck both returned to full training this week having missed the first two games of the year.

Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Daniel Heuer; Beyer, Letschert, Van Drongelen, Leibold; Dudziak, Fein, Schaub; Jatta, Hinterseer, Kittel

Unavailable: Vagnoman (Injured), Gyamerah (Injured)

Doubtful: Pollersbeck (Injured), Jairo Samperio (Injured)

KARLSRUHER SC

  • Karlsruher SC parted company with coach Schwartz following last Saturday's 2-0 defeat against Holstein Kiel before losing on penalties to Saarbrucken in the DFB-Pokal on Wednesday.
  • Caretaker Eichner will take charge again and he is without two of the team's regular back four as Gordon and Rossbach are both suspended
  • Carlson and Kobald are therefore set to come into the side as straight swaps, while right-back Thiede was dropped for the first time this season at Saarbrucken.

Predicted line-up (4-4-2): Uphoff; Stiefler, Kobald, Pisot, Carlson; Mobius, Wanitzek, Gondorf, Lorenz; Fink, Hofmann

Unavailable: Choi Kyoung-Rok (Injured), Gordon (Suspended), Rossbach (Suspended)

Doubtful:

THE PREDICTION

Second from bottom, without a coach, without two key players and without an away league win since July, Karlsruher SC travel to Hamburg in disarray. The home side, in contrast, have started the year with purpose, scoring seven goals in their two wins, and they could win handsomely again.

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