Stuttgart vs. Hamburger SV 5/28/20 German Bundesliga 2 Soccer Picks and Prediction
Hamburger SV (12-10-5) at Stuttgart (13-6-8)
Bundesliga 2 Soccer: Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 2:30 pm
The Line: Stuttgart +120 / Draw +225 / Hamburger SV +195 -- O/U: 2.5
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Stuttgart host Hamburger SV in German Bundesliga 2 soccer action from the Mercedes-Benz Arena on Thursday afternoon.
Stuttgart enter this match in 3rd place, sitting in the promotion play-off spot on 45 points with a record of 13 wins, 6 draws and 8 losses despite back-to-back defeats. Their last match saw Stuttgart fall to Holstein by a final score of 3-2. In the match against Holstein, Stuttgart fell behind just seven minutes into the game and things didn’t get any easier before the half as Daniel Didavi was booked twice in four minutes, getting sent off right before the half. Nicolas Ivan Gonzalez would get Stuttgart on the board from the penalty spot just before the hour mark, but Holstein would surge ahead 3-1 with a pair of goals in the 78th and 79th minutes. Silas Wamangituka pulled a goal back for Stuttgart late, but it wasn’t enough as Holstein held on for the W. Gonzalez leads Stuttgart in scoring with 8 goals this season while Gonzalo Castro has a team-high 6 assists. Gregor Kobel is Stuttgary’s top goalkeeper, conceding 1.12 goals per 90 minutes with 8 clean sheets in 24 league appearances this season.
Hamburger SV on the other hand, come into this match in 2nd, sitting in 2nd place on 46 points with a record of 12 wins, 10 draws and 5 losses after consecutive ties, including a scoreless draw with league leaders Arminia Bielefeld last time out. Hamburger had the upper hand on Arminia in a majority of facets in the game, with 59% possession, outshooting Arminia 13-8 and 7-2 in terms of shots on goal. Sonny Kittel leads Hamburger in scoring with 11 goals while Lukas Hinterseer has 9 goals in 2nd and Tim Leibold has a team-high 8 assists this season. Daniel Heuer Fernandes is the top goaltender for Hamburger and is conceding just 1.04 goals per 90 minutes with 7 clean sheets in 27 league appearances this season.
I’d like to give Stuttgart an edge at home where they’ve been so dominant this season, but a lot of that came with fans in the stands and while their last two games were both on the road, it’s hard for me to put faith back into Stuttgary after a couple of losses out of the gate, including a loss to relegation bound Wehen. Hamburger on the other hand hasn’t been great at winning games on the road, but they’ve picked up at least a point in 11 of 14 road games with 8 of those being draws. I think another stalemate is in the cards here, so I’ll take the draw and for braver bettors, I’ll also side with the correct score of 1-1 at sizeable plus money