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Hamburg vs Frankfurt – Hosts to breach tight defence

| 21.01.2011

Hamburg have won their last two Bundesliga games on their travels and they will be hoping to replicate his form at home when entertaining Eintracht Frankfurt next.

Match Odds

Bundesliga betting odds have Hamburg at 4/6 to beat Frankfurt and they have already taken three points off the opposition once this season.

Ruud Van Nistelrooy scored one of the goals in this 3-1 win and also returned from the winter break in decent form with the only goal in the away success at Schalke.

Hamburg will still harbour hopes of finishing in the top three of the Bundesliga standings to ensure Champions League football next season and a victory will keep them on track for this aim.

However, there are two main problems that Hamburg will have to overcome if they are to claim victory.

Frankfurt’s defence is the fourth best in the Bundesliga and in Theofanis Gekas they have a striker with 14 league goals to his name.

The visitors have already beaten Hamburg 5-2 in the German Cup this season and are 4/1 to triumph again.

Hamburg and Frankfurt have only drawn five games between them this season, so the 11/4 offered on the game ending all square should be avoided.

Correct Score

Despite Frankfurt’s defensive resolve, Hamburg’s attacking unit that includes Van Nistelrooy, Mladen Petric, Eljero Elia and Piotr Trochowski should still be able to cause enough problems to ensure goals are scored.

With their clean sheet at Schalke also being Hamburg’s only one in their last nine league games, it may be worth taking a punt on a high-scoring game taking place.

The 25/1 on Hamburg triumphing 3-2 could prove profitable, although the safer option is the 2-1 home victory, which can be backed at 8/1.

A £25 stake on Hamburg winning 3-1 would return £275. New customers can sign up here for a free £25 bet.



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.