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

THE FACTS

When does Stuttgart vs Hamburger SV kick off? Thursday 28th May, 2020 – 19:30 (UK)

Where is Stuttgart vs Hamburger SV being played? Mercedes-Benz-Arena

Where can I get tickets for Stuttgart vs Hamburger SV? No tickets are available as Bundesliga 2 matches are currently taking place behind closed doors

What TV channel is Stuttgart vs Hamburger SV 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 Stuttgart vs Hamburger SV in the UK? If televised, subscribers can stream the match live on the BT Sport website & app

Bet365 subscribers can stream German Bundesliga 2 matches so it is worth checking their schedule

THE TEAM NEWS

STUTTGART

  • Stuttgart’s troubles continued as they suffered a second consecutive loss since the resumption of Bundesliga 2 and their promotion challenge is now coming under severe threat.
  • Their trip to Holstein Kiel proved fruitless at the weekend despite looking like they had done enough for a point thanks to Nicolas Gonzalez’s penalty, even though they had to play the entire second half with 10 men following Daniel Didavi’s red card.
  • Two goals in two minutes in the final 15 minutes gave Kiel a comfortable lead and despite Silias Wamangituka striking to give Stuttgart hope in the closing stages, they were unable to get back on level terms meaning they have failed to win any of their last four and must now cope without Didavi as well as Atakan Karazor who is also suspended.

HAMBURGER SV

  • Hamburger SV went into their top of the table clash with Arminia Bielefeld knowing that they needed to win if they were to have a real chance of chasing down the league leaders but were left frustrated in their efforts as they were held to a goalless draw.
  • Hamburg made their intentions clear from the off and were able to dominate for large periods of the game but could not find the crucial breakthrough meaning the seven-point gap between the two teams remained ahead of matchday 28.
  • Hamburg are now likely to have to settle for a fight for second place with this game against the team just one point behind them set to be a crucial one and they come into this with no new injury issues although they will still be without Ewerton, Jan Gyamerah and Gideon Jung.

THE PREDICTION

The big games are coming thick and fast for Hamburger SV as they face another promotion rival just days after drawing with top of the table Arminia Bielefeld. Hamburg were the better team in that game but failed to claim the three points and now must focus on getting back to winning ways to keep their promotion bid on track. They head to Stuttgart who lost for the second game in succession at the weekend as their own challenge for promotion falters. Stuttgart boast the best home record in Bundesliga 2 but Hamburg have only lost three on the road so far this season and the visitors look well-placed to earn at least a point from this trip to their stuttering hosts.

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