Raphael Honigstein's Bundesliga Betting: Unhappy Hamburg To Be Tested By Out Of Form Koln


Hamburg SV v 1. FC Köln

After a decent enough first half of the season, things are turning sour in Hamburg once again. On Thursday, midfielder Ilo Ilicevic headbutted team-mate Michael Gregoritsch in training. Ilicevic has been suspended by the club and therefore won't be in the squad for the visit of Cologne who have only won one of their last seven in the Bundesliga. Hamburg's slide looks a little more alarming, particularly after their meek performance at Stuttgart last week. Take an optimistic draw here at 3.30

 

TSG Hoffenheim v SV Darmstadt

Hoffenheim coach Huub Stevens said he's not panicking even if his side are five points below the relegation play off spot. Their game against Darmstadt is a big opportunity to close that gap and pull themselves closer to their opponents on Sunday. 

Dirk Schuster's side are seven points ahead of Hoffenheim. They've been much better away from home this season, picking up four of their five wins on the road. Yet the Hoffe have played well in their first two games of 2016 - expect them to get the points to go with the performance this time, with a home win at 1.99.