Heidenheim vs Hamburg predictions for Saturday’s 2. Bundesliga fixture at Voith-Arena. Can the hosts upset the league leaders and thus hand the advantage to Koln? Continue reading below for all our free tips and predictions.
Heidenheim vs Hamburg Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews
Heidenheim Draw No Bet @ 6/4
Heidenheim 1-0 @ 19/2
Reason For Heidenheim vs Hamburg Betting Tips
It looked as though Hamburg were going to squander the chance to maintain their lead at the top of the table on Monday evening, as they approached the end of their match against Dresden having not scored. However, Lewis Holtby saved the league leaders’ blushes when popping up with what turned out to be the winning goal in the 84th minute. With that much-needed win under their belts, Hannes Wolf’s men well fancy themselves to keep moving in the right direction.
Facing Hamburg is not an easy task, though Heidenheim, who’re unbeaten in their last seven league matches, will come into this fixture full of confidence. It’s been a while since Saturday’s hosts lost, while they’ve also won each of their last two. Defensively, Frank Schmidt’s men have given little away in recent times, as they’ve conceded expected-goals against figures of 0.64, 0.84 and 0.27 in their last three. What’s more, they’ll be buoyed by the fact that they created lots when beating Darmstadt away from home last time out. On that occasion, Heidenheim recorded and impressive 2.22 expected goals for.
In front of a home crowd, Heidenheim are anything but easy to get the better. They’ve won two of their last three at Voith-Arena, while they’ve lost just one of their last eight at that venue. From an attacking point of view, despite scoring an average of 1.8 goals, they’re not overly creative on home soil, as the fact that they’ve averaged just 1/17 expected goals for suggests, though they’ve not given much away. Frank Schmidt’s men have shipped an average of just 1.08 expected goals for at home during the current campaign.
Hamburg haven’t done too badly away from home this season, but they’ve been far from infallible. Saturday’s visitors have lost each of their last two on the road, losing 2-0 away against Bielefeld and 3-1 away at Kiel. On both of those occasions, the league leaders were deservedly beaten, as they gave away considerably more than they created.
It would be wrong to say that Hamburg have been overly poor from a defensive point of view away from, as they’ve shipped an average of just 0.99 expected goals, but they have conceded at least once in each of their last five on the road, while they’ve only bettered their opponents in terms of expected goals in three of those five. Such numbers are not especially encouraging, nor do they suggest that Hamburg should be such a short price ahead of this fixture.
In all honesty, at the current prices, it’s tough to do anything other than support the home side. Hamburg are very useful, which is why they’re top of the league, but the hosts are no slouches and have performed no worse at home than Hamburg have done on the road. On this basis, it’s easy to feel that Heidenheim are too big in the betting and thus backing them to gain a positive result represents a slice of value.
Head to Head
This will be just the second renewal of this fixture. When the teams met earlier in the campaign, Hamburg won by three goals to two.
Heidenheim Team News
Robert Leipertz is out for the hosts, though they have few other personnel concerns at present.
Hamburg Team News
Hamburg will continue to be without numerous players, as Jairo Sampeiro, Kyriakos Papadopoulos, Hee-chan Hwang and Aaron Hunt are all out. Douglas Santos is also sidelined at present.
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Heidenheim vs Hamburg Stats
- Heidenheim boast an average expected goal difference of +0.09 at home in 2, Bundesliga.
- Hamburg currently have an average expected goal difference of +0.23 on the road during the current campaign.
- Heidenheim have scored an average of 1.8 goals at home, while Hamburg have scored an average of 1.5 on the road.
- Heidenheim have kept a clean sheet in two of their last five at home, while Hamburg are without a clean sheet in their last five on the road.
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