Braunschweig Vs Hamburg Betting Tip: Hamburg Win – 17 July 2022

Hamburg to begin another promotion quest on a winning note?

Bryan Henning / Braunschweig ©IMAGO / Christian Schroedter 06.07.2022

Germany Braunschweig Vs Hamburg SVGermany

Sunday, 17 July 2022 – 12:30 (BST)
German Bundesliga
Pick: Hamburg Win
Odds: 3/5
Bookmaker: Ladbrokes
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 15 July 2022)

Preview: The biggest club in Bundesliga 2 gets their 2022-23 domestic season up and running with a trip to newly-promoted Braunschweig, whose 23,000 capacity Eintracht-Stadion will be rocking for the visit of six-time German champions Hamburg.

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Braunschweig – Promoted side up against the odds from the outset?

Back for a second crack at Germany’s second tier in five seasons, Braunschweig secured promotion from the third division as runners-up (distant ones at that) to the impressive Magdeburg. Pipping Kaiserslautern, who eventually sealed promotion via the play-off route, to the second automatic promotion berth. The Lower Saxony outfit did wilt under the pressure in the closing stages, though, losing their final two games.

A home fixture to kick-off the new season should alleviate at least some of the nerves manager Michael Schiele and his players must be feeling. However, Die Lower (The Lions) earned promotion in spite of an inferior win percentage on home soil than three sides, winning a modest 44% (W8 D6 L4) of matches played at their Eintracht-Stadion. Meanwhile, just five of 17 guests would depart without a goal to show for it.

Key Stat: Braunschweig haven’t been in front at half-time in any of five previous home league games (record at HT in these matches: W0 D4 L1). They held a half-time lead in four of their 17 home games during 2021-22’s 3. Liga season.


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Hamburg – Die Rothosen to pick up from where they left off in 2021-22?

One of German football’s most storied clubs debunked the myth that some establishments are too good to be relegated, seeing their unbroken 55-year stay in the Bundesliga reach an unceremonious end in 2018. Since then, any expectation they would simply rise again have, thus far, proven unfounded. Sunday’s visit to 2021-22’s 3. Liga runners-up gets the ball rolling on a fifth straight term at this level.

After three consecutive fourth place finishes, Die Rothosen came the closest yet to a return to the promised land when falling agonisingly short in last season’s relegation/promotion play-off. Beaten 2-1 over two legs by Hertha Berlin. Aside from that, they would end the campaign in fine fettle. Seeing the 2021-22 Bundesliga 2 term out with five wins on the bounce, scoring a hatful (16 goals) in the process.

Key Stat: Just three teams – two of them, Schalke and Werder Bremen, ended up promoted – earned more away points in the 2021-22 Bundesliga 2 season than the 27 from 17 games (W7 D6 L4) of Hamburg.

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Enthusiasm vs experience? A return to Bundesliga 2 should raise the decibels inside Eintracht-Stadion as supporters rally behind Braunschweig. However, a return of 30 points in 17 home games ranked only fourth last season’s third tier. Moreover, they would beat just one last term’s top eight teams in 3. Liga at this ground on their way to promotion – and that was against an already promoted Magdeburg.


Braunschweig Vs Hamburg – Key Facts:

  • Last season’s runners-up from the German third division (3. Liga) take on the 2021-22 third place finishers – and subsequent relegation/promotion play-off losers – Hamburg.
  • Hamburg have won four of their five competitive meetings (L1). Doing the league double over Braunschweig when the sides were in direct competition in the 2020-21 Bundesliga 2.
  • Versus last season’s promoted teams, Hamburg claimed 14 of a possible 18 points (W4 D2) and won two of three away games, scoring 3+ team goals in each of these away wins.


It really doesn’t get much more exciting than an opening home game against Hamburg, a club many believe belongs in the Bundesliga. Instead they are gearing up for a fifth consecutive season in German football’s second tier. They were among the best travelling sides in 2021-22 though, winning seven of 17 (D6 L4), and won four of six games against the three promoted sides. Including some big wins away (3-0 and 3-2).

Best Betting Odds – Braunschweig Vs Hamburg

Braunschweig – 21/5 (888sport)
Draw – 16/5 (Bet365)
Hamburg – 3/5 (Ladbrokes)