Hamburger vs Eintracht by Gustav
Hamburger SV barely managed to stay in the Bundesliga last season when the team had to play additional play-out rounds against Karlsruher, but have started much better in the new season. Early start in the season didn't look bright as they got excluded from the Cup competition against Jena and suffered 5:0 defeat away to Bayern Munich in the season opener, but than the team bounced back with two victories out of last three rounds. Most recently, they surprised everyone by winning away to out of form Gladbach with a 3:0 score.
Lassoga opened the scoreline in 11th minute adding another in 44th, while the victory was sealed with a goal from Muller in seventh minute of second halftime. No doubt that their amotpshere is improved now after a victory against such a reputable side away from home, even though the players of Gladbach are obviously out of any kind of positive form. With two victories behind their backs now, the team is at the middle of the table and surely aims another positive performance which would help them to detach themselves from relegation zone, something that is surely their goal for now. Rene Adler will probably be between the posts as he came out of injury and should replace Jaroslav Drobny. Emir Spahic should also be fit enough to start at the position of central defender, which should lead Gojko Kacar to the defensive midfielder position. Midfielder Albin Ekdal probably won't play being heavily doubtful.
Eintracht Frankfurt, similar to their opponents, also has a very positive start in the new season as the team acheived two victories, a draw and a defeat. After a season opener and a 2:1 defeat way from home against Wolfsburg, where the players of Eintracht actually showed quite positive performance and were searching for a equalizer for seventeen minutes, being much better and more concrete on the field, they continued the season with a run of three undefeated matches. Truth to be told, they deserved even something away to Wolfsburg, but anyway soon enough bounced back with positive outcomes.
Second round game saw them drawing at home against Augsburg 1:1, but the next two games saw huge improvement from them, with the team switching to very offensive performances and outplaying both their opponents completely. Firstly, they won away from home against Stuttgart 4:1, while the most recent game saw them last weekend winning over Koln 6:2. Striker Meier showed that the injury is past tense for him, netting three goals in the progress, while Castaignos scored twice and Seferovic netted on, showing clearly that their offensive lineup works great at the moment. With twelve goals scored they are most effective side behind Dortmund in the Bundesliga, but surely that they are some things to be corrected in their defensive part, with six goals conceded already in four matches. Defender Carlos Zambrano has a rib injury and is doubtful for the game. Right back Aleksandar Ignjovski should replace Timothy Chandler who is injured. Alexander Meier will surely keep his position as offenisve midfielder with Luc Castaignos and Haris Seferovic as strikers.
Both teams have started the season in a position way, they both work much better in attack than in defense - something that guarantee us goals here, plenty of goals. Three goals can easily be scored already after the first halftime and therefore, I believe we still have a decent value here.