Hamburger – Nurnberg, DFB-Pokal Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR HAMBURGER - NURNBERG
Hamburger are marching to the Bundesliga after getting relegated for the first time last year. It is important to note that this team plays very nice football and dominates the Second Bundesliga, which gives them a chance to be calm and play confidently in the German Cup, where they have easily eliminated two of their opponents with a total of 8 goals scored in 2 games. Hamburger is playing hard in this cup over the years as a host. When they got kicked out, it was usually against teams like Bayern.
Nurnberg is facing a great danger in getting relegated and this team, together with Hannover, is the weakest in the league for now. They are in a terrible form and as a guest get permanent losses and concede many goals. Nurnberg have conceded at least 2 goals in each of their last 7 away games.
Nurnberg has only 1 away win as a guest in the last 27 years against Hamburg. Nurnberg have no win as a guest in an official match this season, and that’s enough said. Besides, in 4 days they are involved in their most important match for the season, perhaps, against Hannover, and we’ll see if they have any chance of survival at all. In view of this and the good shape and performance of Hamburger, especially as a host, we do not think Nurnberg will even be mentally ready to show the best of them and their chances of winning are minimal. Prediction – Hamburger – Draw no bet at 1.55
HAMBURGER TEAM NEWS
Lasogga(14/9 F), Hunt(17/4 M) and Hwang(14/2 F) are out
NURNBERG TEAM NEWS
Mathenia(8/0 G), Ewerton(6/0 D), Lowen(9/0 M) and Pereira(10/0 F) are doubtful. Leibold(19/0 D), Margreitter(19/2 D) and Bauer(11/0 D) are out