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

THE FACTS

When does Karlsruher SC vs Hamburger SV kick off? Sunday 25th August, 2019 – 12:30 (UK)

Where is Karlsruher SC vs Hamburger SV being played? Wildparkstadion

What is the weather forecast for Karlsruher SC vs Hamburger SV? Clear, 29c

What television channel is Karlsruher SC vs Hamburger SV on? Some Bundesliga 2 matches are televised on BT Sport so check here for their TV schedule

Where can I stream Karlsruher SC vs Hamburger SV? If televised on BT Sport, this match can be streamed via the BT Sport website and app

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

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

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

What was the score when the teams last met? Karlsruher SC 1-2 Hamburger SV

THE TEAM NEWS

KARLSRUHER SC

  • Karlsruher SC were unable to hold on to an early lead at Holstein Kiel last Sunday as they went down to their first defeat of the season, but they have won both their home matches.
  • Sven Muller and Burak Camoglu remain sidelined while midfielder Janis Hanek has been absent lately due to a stye, but coach Alois Schwartz has no fresh concerns.
  • Schwartz has named the same line-up in his team's last two matches and there are unlikely to be many changes for this one, with Lukas Grozurek sure to start having scored in successive games.

Predicted line-up (4-4-2): Uphoff; Thiede, Gordon, Pisot, Rossbach; Grozurek, Frode, Wanitzek, Lorenz; Hofmann, Pourie

Unavailable: Muller (Injured), Camoglu (Injured)

Doubtful: Hanek (Injured)

HAMBURGER SV

  • Hamburger SV top the Bundesliga II table going into this weekend having taken seven points from three matches and conceded just one goal under new coach Dieter Hecking.
  • Midfielder Christoph Moritz, who made his first appearance of the season against Bochum last Friday, is out after breaking his collarbone in training this week.
  • Moritz joins centre-backs Ewerton and Timo Letschert as well as captain Aaron Hunt in the treatment room, but Hecking is likely to name an unchanged side anyway.

Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Daniel Heuer; Gyamerah, Jung, Van Drongelen, Leibold; Fein, Kinsombi, Dudziak; Jatta, Hinterseer, Kittel

Unavailable: Ewerton (Injured), Moritz (Injured)

Doubtful: Letschert (Injured), Hunt (Injured)

MATCH ANALYSIS

Karlsruher have made a decent start to life back in the second tier but they face a tough task against Hamburg, one of the favourites for promotion this season. The visitors have been solid defensively so far and should get the better of Karlsruher, who are yet to keep a clean sheet in the league.

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