Hamburg vs FC NurnbergGerman Bundesliga II, KO: 19:30 May 10, 2021, Volksparkstadion
Hamburg look set to breathe new life into their promotion psuh when they host Nurnberg in a 2 Bundesliga clash at Volksparkstadion. The hosts have stumbled in recent weeks and could be frustrated by an in-form Nurnberg team.
Hamburg were held to a 1-1 draw by Kalsruher in their previous 2 Bundesliga fixture. Simon Terrode's second half opener lasted only one minute as the visitors struck back right from the kick-off.
Manager Horst Hrubesch has seen his team slip out of the top three following a run and just two wins in their last 11 matches. They have played out six draws in that run and are one point behind Holstein Kiel in the final playoff spot.
Hamburg also struggle to keep things tight at the back and are without a clean sheet in their last five matches.
Nurnberg are also coming off a draw as they were held 1-1 by Holstein Kiel in their previous 2 Bundesliga fixture. They struck first through Dennis Borkowski's effort midway through the first half but were pegged back after the break.
Robert Klaus' men are one of the form teams in the 2 Bundesliga at the moment as they head into Monday’s clash unbeaten in their last seven matches. They are well above the relegation zone and sit just two points behind ninth place Darmstadt.
Nurnberg are also unbeaten in five of their last six away matches but often struggle defensively with just one clean sheet from their last eight matches.
How the bookies view it
Hamburg are favourites among the bookies with Vbet offering 14/19 for a home win. A victory for Nurnberg is valued at 43/10 by the same firm while a draw is set at 29/10 with betfair.
Both teams appear evenly matched at the moment and should battle to a draw.
Head to head
Hamburg have the upper hand in this fixture with 37 wins from 67 previous matches. Nurnberg have been victorious 14 times while there have been 16 stalemates between both teams including the 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture back in January.
Players to watch
Nurnberg will look to Manuel Schaffler to provide the spark in attack having scored 10 goals this season. The striker is priced at 9/4 by Unibet to score anytime while the first goals is valued at 7/1 by bet365.
Anything else catch the eye?
Both teams are likely to score at 4/6 with bet365 while over 2.5 goals is valued at 11/17 by the same firm. Over 3.5 goals is set at odds of 13/8 by Unibet while Paddy Power is offering 21/5 for over 4.5 goals.
Hamburg and Nurnberg could be backed to produce over 1.5 goals in the second half at 5/6 with Paddy Power. While the second half is also likely to be the highest scoring half at evens with bet365.
This German Bundesliga II match between Hamburg and FC Nurnberg will be played on May 10, 2021 and kick off at 19:30. Check below for our tipsters best Hamburg vs FC Nurnberg prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.