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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(42) 30 Goals 30 (41)
(36) 22 Assists 21 (27)
(6.8) 7 Average Ratings 6.8 (6.6)
29.4 Average Age 28.5
183.5 Average Height (cm) 183.7
(0.9) 0.9 Shots pg 1.1 (0.8)
(49%) 48% Aerial Duel Success 46% (52%)
(1) 0.8 Dribbles pg 0.8 (1.1)
(2) 1.6 Tackles pg 1.7 (2.1)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in 1. Bundesliga.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Christian Nørgaard Out N/A
Petr Jirácek Out 6.46
Maximilian Beister Out 6.47
Gojko Kacar Out 5.96
Rafael van der Vaart Out 7.18
Marcell Jansen Out 7.29
Player Reason Status Rating
Chris Out N/A
Jannik Vestergaard Out 6.79
Stefan Thesker Out 6.62
Filip Malbasic Out N/A
Boris Vukcevic Out 7

Team News

  • Manager Fink confirmed that he will stick to the 4-3-1-2 system with Tolgay Arslan returning to the playmaker position.
  • Zhi Gin Lam will most likely replace Jeffrey Bruma at left-back.
  • Milan Badelj will switch to defensive midfield again, with Tomás Rincón dropping to the bench.
  • Up front, Heung-Min Son will replace the injured Maximilian Beister.
  • Manager Babbel was sacked during the week. Former U23 coach Kramer will replace him as an interim solution.
  • Captain and goalkeeper Tim Wiese won't be in the squad, allowing Koen Casteels to start.
  • Sebastian Rudy returns from suspension to start alongside Sejad Salihovic in central midfield, allowing Daniel Williams to switch to the centre-back position.
  • Takashi Usami and Vincenzo Grifo compete for a spot on the left wing.
  • Joselu could start up front this time, but Sven Schipplock and Eren Derdiyok have a chance of playing as well.


  • After four points from the last two games, Hamburg are in a good mindset to get a result in this, their last home game before the winter break. The new 4-3-1-2 has worked quite well so far, but the team has to give 100% to fulfill their potential.
  • Hoffenheim have had a very poor start to the season and after another four losses in a row, manager Babbel was sacked during the week. The team needs to improve in the last two games before the break.
  • Expect Hamburg to try to dominate the game at home. There will most likely be several good chances for both teams.
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