Hamburg Strives to Maintain Unique Bundesliga RecordPublished May 20, 2017 by Florin P
Hamburg faces Wolfsburg in the final round of the Bundesliga, one they need to win to avoid relegation (3:30 p.m UK Time).
A single team in the German first division managed to avoid relegation for nearly 60 years, since the Bundesliga was formed. Hamburg has survived by winning matches in the final round of the championship and they hope to achieve something similar in 2017. It’s not going to be easy, since they take on another team in danger of slipping away, so everything is at stake.
Stellar Head to Head Record for Wolfsburg
The visitors had a good run in the domestic championship as well as the European competitions a couple of years ago. They made a deep run in Europa League but when money stopped coming, their performance took a turn for the worse. Now they are struggling just a couple of points above the relegation line and are highly motivated not to lose this fixture.
On the road, Wolfsburg is an average team at best and had a hard time winning back-to-back games in 2017. The surprising victory at Frankfurt gave them the leeway they needed before the final round, but they still have a negative record. In the head to head fixtures however, they are clearly the dominant side, as they managed to avoid defeat in the last 12 games.
Playing in Front of a Sold-Out Crowd
Hamburg players are probably disappointed to see their favorite team slipping further away every season. However, they know how to stand behind their favorite when they need it the most and are expected to show in large numbers for this final match. Anything short of victory would mean relegation, so players are expected to do their very best to avoid this outcome.
Punters can take advantage of the 9/10 odds offered by bet365 Sports on Hamburg to win, with the cover of a 0:0 Asian Handicap. This promises to be an intense match with the home side to press on from the first minute and until the final whistle.