HAMBURG v DARMSTADT
Saturday 22nd April 2017 – Kickoff: 1530hrs
Football – Germany – Bundesliga Betting Tips
It’s pretty much been a season of two halves for Saturday afternoon’s hosts Hamburg as they look to avoid the drop from the German Bundesliga when they take on bottom club Darmstadt at their Volksparkstadion.
Hamburg started their new Bundesliga campaign in disastrous fashion as they endured a terrible 12 match run without a win, but they’ve since made slow and gradual progress in the second half of the season as they’ve collected nine league wins since the start of December.
Hamburg possess a reasonable looking home record of 7-3-4 18/22, and the mathematicians amongst you will realise that they’ve registered just two away wins all season. Therefore, Hamburg’s best chances of Bundesliga survival appear to be the results they can achieve on home turf, staring this afternoon.
Visitors Darmstadt need a miracle now to avoid relegation down to Bundesliga 2 as they sit rock bottom of the German top flight, and some 14 points adrift of safety with just five league matches remaining of the season.
To stand any chance of survival, Darmstadt need to win all five of their remaining matches, but even if they achieve this, there’s no guarantees that they’ll avoid the drop! Their plight looks absolutely desperate when you take a look at their away record of 0-0-14 6/34 and it’s hard to remember another team being quite this bad in the Bundesliga in recent years.
To complete their misery, Darmstadt have failed to score in 10 of their 14 away matches to date and home advantage couldn’t stop them losing 2-0 to today’s opponents Hamburg earlier in the season in December.
This surely must be a home win for Hamburg…
Pick: Hamburg to win @ 1.44 bwin