Friday, July 12, 2024

Prediction: Hamburger vs Stuttgart

Verdict: Stuttgart draw no bet

Best Odds: 8/11

Bookmaker: Olympusbet

Simply looking to finish off the job on Monday night and extend on their Bundesliga status, Stuttgart will travel to the Volksparkstadion on Monday night when they meet Hamburger.

Hamburger

Starting with the hosts, putting in a nightmare display when they travelled to the Mercedes-Benz Arena last week, Tim Walter’s side know that they’re seeking a miracle on Monday night. Eventually getting hit with a 3-0 first-leg drumming, Die Rothosen watched their eye-catching flurry come to an abrupt end. Despite signing off their Bundesliga II campaign with three straight second-tier wins on the bounce, the one-time Stuttgart boss suddenly has plenty of pressure on his shoulders. However, despite facing what is a major uphill battle when they return to the Volksparkstadion, Hamburger should at least be boosted by their continued success on home soil. Last seen in front of their own supporters picking up a lively 2-1 victory against Furth, Monday’s hosts have lost just one of their previous 12 showdowns in Hamburg – a run that stems all the way back to a 3-2 defeat against Magdeburg on October 23rd.

Team News

Missing the first leg last week after picking up a recent knock, Hamburger are once again sweating over the fitness of Laszlo Benes here. Likewise, Walter’s side have confirmed that they will certainly be unable to call upon the likes of Noah Katterbach, Mario Vuskovic and Tom Mickel.

Shown a straight red card just nine minutes after coming off the bench at the Mercedes-Benz arena last week, 22-year-old Anssi Suhonen will miss out through suspension.

Stuttgart

As for the visitors, making what was a stellar first-leg statement on home soil last weekend, Stuttgart know that they are sat firmly in pole position to extend on their Bundesliga status here. Eventually breezing their way to a 3-0 romp at the Mercedes-Benz Arena and simply looking to avoid what would be a major collapse on Monday night, Sebastian Hoeneb’s side are riding what has been a recent wave of momentum. Although the Reds might have failed to automatically maintain their top-flight status last month, Stuttgart have lost just a pair of their last 11 domestic appearances – a run that stems all the way back to April 1st. With that run highlighted by a shock 4-1 victory away at Mainz last month, Hoeneb’s men have also impressed with their recent success on the road. In fact, Stuttgart ended the 2022/23 campaign with just a single loss from their final five Bundesliga showdowns away from the Mercedes-Benz Arena.

Team News

Not making a single appearance since suffering a broken ankle back in February, Stuttgart will once again be without 20-year-old Thomas Kastanaras on Monday night. Storming their way to that first-leg 3-0 win last weekend, Hoeneb should name an identical starting XI here.

Bagging a first-leg strike last week and with five goals in his previous seven domestic appearances, attacking talisman Serhou Guirassy will spearhead Stuttgart’s charge at the Volksparkstadion.

Key Factors to Consider

    • When the two sides met for their first-leg meeting at the Mercedes-Benz Arena last week, Stuttgart claimed a thumping 3-0 victory.
    • Die Roten have lost just a pair of their last 11 domestic appearances – a run that stems back to April 1st.
    • Hamburger have lost just one of their previous 12 showdowns at the Volksparkstadion – a run that stems back to October 23rd.
    • Stuttgart signed off the 2022/23 Bundesliga campaign with just one win from their final five fixtures away from the Mercedes-Benz Arena.
    • Each of Hamburger’s last six appearances at the Volksparkstadion have finished with both teams finding the net.

    Conclusion

    Storming their way to that stellar 3-0 romp at home against Hamburger last week, Stuttgart will simply be looking to finish off the job on Monday night. Sat firmly in pole position to keep hold of their Bundesliga status here, Die Roten have shown plenty of recent improvements over the past couple of months. Suffering just two defeats from any of their last 11 domestic appearances, Hoeneb’s men will be looking for a repeat performance at the Volksparkstadion. Signing off the 2022/23 campaign by losing just one of their final five top-flight contests on the road, Hamburger are seeking a miracle on Monday night. Although the second-tier outfight might have continued to impress on home soil this season, we are backing an away draw no bet here.

    Verdict: Stuttgart draw no bet

    Best Odds: 8/11

    Bookmaker: Olympusbet

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Tom Dunstan


    Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
    Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan

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