|Game||VFB Stuttgart vs Hamburg SV|
|Date & Time||Saturday August 22, 2015, 12:30 PM (EDT)|
VFB +140 O/U 2.5
On Saturday evening, Hamburger SV will play their second game in Bundesliga and 101st game overall against VfB Stuttgart.
It is important to say that Stuttgart has a good record against Hamburg and has not lost in last four games. VfB won both games last season when winning 1-0 in Hamburg and 2-1 at home in the last game in the last round.
Stuttgart lost their first game against FC Koln on the home soil 3-1. It was not certainly start what VfB wished for. The game itself had nothing to offer, players did not perform to their potential and there were hardly any good moments. Certainly, the whole team has to provide better performance in order to gain some points.
Hamburg, in contrast, lost 5-0 in the first round against strong Bayern Munich. The match itself was very entertaining with many exciting moments. It was pretty much one sided game with the full Bayern’s dominance. Further, Hamburg’s tactics with solid defence and quick counter attacks failed when Bayern scored the first goal in the 27th minute.
Therefore, Bruno Labadia, the Hamburg’s coach, expects very high tempo game with great effort and determination. He added that his players will have to be quicker in all aspects because that is the only way how to beat Stuttgart.
To conclude, Hamburg will have to forget what happened last week against Bayern. The players will have to come out strong with lots of confidence. Stuttgart, in contrast, can’t just defend if they want to get back the lost points from last week against FC Koln. Final game prediction, Hamburg will draw with Stuttgart 1-1.