Bundesliga

March 16, 2013

Full-time

Hamburg SV

0 - 1

FC Augsburg

Bundesliga

14:30 +00:00, March 16, 2013

Imtech Arena

Hamburg SV v FC Augsburg: Preview

Team Stat Comparison

Hamburg SV FC Augsburg
Matches Played 34 34
Table Position 7 15
Points 48 33
Goal Difference -11 -18
Goals for * 1.1 0.8
Goals against * 1.1 1.7
Last 5 L-W-D-L-W W-L-L-W-L
Last 5 home L-D-W-L-L W-W-W-L-L
Last 5 away W-L-W-L-W L-L-L-L-W
*  Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club
Stats: Hamburg SV | FC Augsburg

Competition Stats

Hamburg SV FC Augsburg
Goals Artjoms Rudnevs 12 Sascha Mölders 10
Assists Rafael Van der Vaart 9 Tobias Werner 5
Yellows Milan Badelj 8 Daniel Baier 8
Reds Maximilian Beister 1 Kevin Vogt 1
Squads: Hamburg SV | FC Augsburg

Next Matches

Hamburg SV FC Augsburg
4/19 H: VfL Wolfsburg 4/19 H: Hertha Berlin
4/27 A: FC Augsburg 4/27 H: Hamburg SV
5/3 H: Bayern Munich 5/3 A: TSV Eintracht Braunschweig
5/10 A: Mainz 5/10 H: Eintracht Frankfurt

Augsburg will be travelling to Hamburg "with a fire in our bellies'' following a 2-1 defeat at home to Nurnberg last weekend, according to their coach Markus Weinzierl.

That defeat stalled the strugglers' climb up the Bundesliga table and Weinzierl wants them to get back on track immediately with a second away win in northern Germany after triumphing in Bremen recently.

"We know that 99% will not be enough - we always have to give more than that and exceed ourselves to get the points we need,'' he said.

"We've got to prevent Hamburg from playing their game, and then we can be successful there.

"The (Nurnberg) defeat means we head to Hamburg with a fire in our bellies and we know that we are able to get the points there.''

Last weekend's reverse saw the gap to safety widen to seven points while Hoffenheim moved within two points behind, with both clubs now seemingly fighting it out between them for the relegation play-off berth currently occupied by the Bavarians.

As such, Hamburg are preparing to face a side who are going to be as keen as they are to get three points at the HSV Arena.

"Augsburg have transformed since the first half of the season,'' recognised their coach Thorsten Fink.

"They have played a fantastic second half of the season, but we're always good for a goal and we can go into the game with self-confidence.''

Fink is set to stick with the defensive system which he used with success against Stuttgart last weekend, when Artjoms Rudnevs scored the only goal of the game, and he has captain Heiko Westermann back on board after injury.