Hamburger take on the visitors Darmstadt in the round 5 match of German Bundesliga 2. The match will be played on Friday, August 19th at Volksparkstadion (Hamburg).
Hamburg once again left without the Bundesliga 1. In the past they had the status of the main centenarian of the top German football division. But, after all, having taken off, now it is impossible to return in any way. Yes, compared to previous attempts in 2021/2022, it turned out to improve, to rise to the final 3rd place. But it didn’t work out directly, and the play-offs were insultingly lost to Hertha. The irony is that Hamburg was knocked out by its own legend, Felix Magath, who worked a little in Berlin as a "fireman". But now the wards of Tim Walter are very good. Starting with a win in Braunschweig over Eintracht, then, however, lost to Hansa (home 0-1). But for this they rehabilitated with a confident victory in the cup over Bayreuth. After that, the “Red Pants” in Bundesliga 2 followed with “dry” wins against Heidenheim at home and Arminia away.
Darmstadt started even better than the visitors. The "Lilies" after a long pause (33 years) made their way to the Bundesliga 1. Having relegated back, at first the club was in the middle of the 2nd division of the country. But then he began to show certain ambitions. Last year the team was led by Torsten Lieberknecht. To begin with, he raised his new wards to the 4th position. And now, it seems, this mentor and his players are aiming, if not for victory in the Bundesliga 2, then at least for a direct ticket to the “elite”. So far, we can state: the start was, if not excellent, then not bad. Yes, the 1st round brought 0-2 with Jan Regensburg, but at home it was 2-1 with Sandhausen. And after that it was time for "dry" victories. First there was an away rout in the cup on the field of Ingolstadt. And this was followed by 1-0 in Braunschweig and 4-0 at home with Hansa.
The teams exchanged victories last season. And in 2021/2022, Hamburg limited themselves to a draw at home, but it was followed by a 5-0 in their favor on the Darmstadt field. Hamburg gained momentum, but the same can be said about Darmstadt. So we are waiting for a bright fight and "more than 3.0 goals".
Prediction for the match: Over 3.0 scored goals.