Hamburger SV vs. Hertha BSC – Betting Prediction, Odds for the Relegation-Playoff (23.05.2022, 20:30)

In the second leg of the Bundesliga relegation, Hamburger Sportverein will face Hertha BSC on Monday evening. Kick-off at Hamburg’s Volksparkstadion is at 20:30. We have the team reports, the best betting predictions and odds for you.

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What speaks for Hamburg SV?

  • Home crowd, sold-out stadium
  • Six games won in a row
  • Highly motivated and strong team spirit

What speaks for Hertha BSC?

  • Individual class of the team
  • Keyplayer Ascacibar returns

Our betting tip

Bet: Hamburger SV -1 Asian Handicap
Odds: 3.30
Bookmaker: Bet365

Team news Hamburger SV

HSV won the first leg 1-0, and even though Ludovig Reis’ goal was more of a fluke, it is clear that Hamburg were the dominant team for the entire duration of the match. HSV only allowed the Berliners five shots on goal and won the decisive duels in the neutral zone. At no point in the game did one get the feeling that Hertha could be dangerous to HSV in any way.
And so coach Tim Walter’s team goes into this decisive duel for a starting place in the Bundesliga strengthened and confident after six wins in a row.
All the players who played in Berlin will be available again. HSV will not change much in their way of playing, but could well take a step back, because the one who has to attack is, after all, Hertha BSC and not HSV. However, that is not Hamburg’s style of play, so it is safe to assume that HSV will take the initiative again at home.

Team news Hertha BSC

Thursday’s match against Hamburger SV showed that Hertha BSC in its current form is simply not good enough for the Bundesliga. It was a weak performance from Felix Magath’s team. Only five shots on goal, no fight, no ideas, no game culture, no game structure, no hope. The only bright spot for the Berliners is midfielder Ascacibar, who is available again after his yellow suspension. But the Argentine is a defensive specialist, not a dribbling artist or goal scorer.

You really do not know how Hertha can still avoid relegation in Hamburg. It will probably take some individual actions. Players like Belfodil or Boateng, if he should play at all, have what it takes to score goals through individual class. But the players did not show that in the decisive games of the regular season – so why should it be the case now?

Our betting prediction for Hamburg SV vs. Hertha BSC

Hertha showed a shockingly weak performance in the last match. Not only that, it was obvious to everyone that there seem to be problems within the team. The cohesion within the team is obviously non-existent. You do not get the feeling at Hertha that there are eleven friends on the pitch. And in the end, the Berliners even hid from their own fans. In Hamburg it’s completely different. There, everyone fights for everyone. They have a clearly recognisable system of play that the players stick to. Not everything always works out, but when mistakes are made, someone is immediately there to support the teammate.
Hertha have no other chance than to win this game to prevent their own relegation. Even a draw will not be enough. And should HSV take an early lead, it would be the beginning of the end for Hertha BSC in the Bundesliga. Because there is fear in the players’ bones. They will completely fall apart and HSV will then simply decide the game for themselves. Of course, this is only a hypothesis. It can also go quite differently, the team has individual class and with a bit of luck they could take the lead themselves. But after the performances of the last few weeks, there is no other choice but to bet on another HSV victory. The odds for a win are 2.2, but we go even further and take the Asian Handicap -1, which is offered at a sensational price of 3.3 at several bookmakers like Bet365.

Prediction: Hamburg -1 Asian Handicap @3.30 (Bet365)

Max Stargard

By Max Stargard

Even as a child, I started typing the results of the Bundesliga with my friends at school. The stakes were modest back then: The lunch, a few marbles or maybe a milk slice. Then, at the age of 9, I played the penalty bet once - and immediately got 10 right. The previous week I had won 500 DM and in my childish imagination I was already imagining how many football pictures I could buy at the kiosk on the corner. Unfortunately, it was one of those match days when everything turned out as expected and I only won DM 8.10. Nevertheless, I followed the game with great interest. Nevertheless, the passion to correctly predict the outcome of sporting events haunted me for the rest of my life. I would have loved to own the sports almanac that Marty McFly bought in Back to the Future II. Much later, when I was already working as a journalist for newspapers and as a writer for television, I came across an international betting forum with over 100,000 members - and found out that a lot of people there were giving their tips on German football, but nobody seemed to have a real clue, so I wrote a few English-language preliminary reports with a few tips - and was right about everything. After that, an avalanche started. I got offers from bookmakers, sports papers and even betting syndicates to work for them - and I accepted a few of them too, experiencing the ups & downs of sports betting and travelling halfway around the world in the years that followed. There I met Chinese multimillionaires betting five to six figures, amateur players in Serbia or Turkey supporting their families with small stakes, South Africans gambling away half their fortune, Brazilians who could only leave their favelha and become rich by making the right tips. At one point my life was similar to Matthew McCaughaney's in the film Two For The Money - and far too much stress. I subsequently moved to another continent and ran an English-language football epaper about the Bundesliga from there. After the birth of my son, I devoted myself for many years only to artistic projects in the field of photography and literature. However, I am happy to share my knowledge and passion with the readers of bettingtipsafrica.