Hamburg SV v Eintract Frankfurt Prediction and Preview – 19/09/15
Bundesliga preview – Hamburg SV v Eintract Frankfurt prediction
Hamburg can welcome back Rene Adler following injury and centre back Emir Spahic. Gojko Kacar will move further up the pitch to provide cover the more attack minded Lewis Holtby and Aaron Hunt. Pierre-Michel Lasogga will start up front and hope to add to his tally of 3 goals with support from Ivo Ilicevic and Nicolai Muller.
Frankfurt will hope that Carlos Zambrano is fit enough to take his place at centre back having lost Timothy Chandler at right-back. Aleksander Ignovski is likely to come in at right back. Frankfurt have two inform attackers in hat-trick hero Alexander Meier and Luc Castaignos
Hamburg: 4-2-3-1 formation: Adler; Diekmeir, Djourou, Spahic, Ostrzolek; Kacar, Holtby; Muller, Hunt, Ilicevic; Lasogga
Frankfurt: 4-3-1-2 formation: Hradecky; Ignjovski, Zambrano, Russ, Oczipka; Hasebe, Reinartz, Stendera; Meier; Seferovic, Castaignos
Last 10 matches:
- Hamburg have won 6, drawn 1 and lost 3
- Frankfurt have won 7, drawn 1 and lost 2
- Over the course of their previous 10 matches:
- Hamburg have scored an average of 2.1 goals and conceded an average of 1.6 goals per game
- Frankfurt have scored an average of 2.8 goals and conceded an average of 1.1 goals per game
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in:
- 8 of Hamburg’s previous 10 matches
- 8 of Frankfurt’s previous 10 matches
Hamburg defeated Frankfurt 2-1 in their last Bundesliga meeting in February, with Hamburg winning the away 3-2.
Hamburg had a 3-0 away win over Monchengladbach last weekend and a 3-2 victory over Stuttgart recently with a 2-1 defeat to FC Koln sandwiched in between. There have been over 2.5 goals in Hamburg’s last 8 games so the match is guaranteed to be exciting, on this occasion however we feel that Hamburg may just be too open which could lead to them being exposed at the end.
Frankfurt have only been defeated at Wolfsburg this season in a close 2-1 encounter. Their last two games have resulted in a 6-2 victory over FC Koln and a 4-1 victory at Stuttgart. Both attackers Alexander Meier and Luc Castaignos are in fine form at the moment and playing with confidence scoring goals along the way as they sit 4th in the Bundesliga table.
This game guarantees goals with both the home and away side keen to attack and play free flowing football. Both have played FC Koln in their last two games which could be the best gauge with Hamburg falling to a 2-1 defeat and Frankfurt delivering a 6-2 thumping to their opponents. With that in mind we are with Frankfurt and a goal for the front man in form.
Frankfurt to win a half at 8/11 – Click here to bet with Bet365
Frankfurt to win and over 2.5 goals at 11/4 – Click here to bet with Bet365
Luc Castaignos to score and Frankfurt to win 2-1 at 18/1 – Click here to bet with Bet365
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