Bundesliga

December 7, 2012

Full-time

Hamburg SV

2 - 0

TSG Hoffenheim

Bundesliga

19:30 +00:00, December 7, 2012

Imtech Arena

Hamburg SV v TSG Hoffenheim: Preview

Team Stat Comparison

Hamburg SV TSG Hoffenheim
Matches Played 34 34
Table Position 7 16
Points 48 31
Goal Difference -11 -25
Goals for * 1.1 1.2
Goals against * 1.1 2.2
Last 5 L-W-D-L-W W-L-D-W-L
Last 5 home L-D-W-L-L L-W-W-D-L
Last 5 away W-L-W-L-W W-D-L-D-L
*  Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club
Stats: Hamburg SV | TSG Hoffenheim

Competition Stats

Hamburg SV TSG Hoffenheim
Goals Artjoms Rudnevs 12 Sejad Salihovic 7
Assists Rafael Van der Vaart 9 Kevin Volland 7
Yellows Milan Badelj 8 Roberto Firmino 9
Reds Maximilian Beister 1 Sejad Salihovic 2
Squads: Hamburg SV | TSG Hoffenheim

Next Matches

Hamburg SV TSG Hoffenheim
4/27 A: FC Augsburg 4/26 H: Eintracht Frankfurt
5/3 H: Bayern Munich 5/3 A: Borussia Dortmund
5/10 A: Mainz 5/10 H: TSV Eintracht Braunschweig

Frank Kramer will make his debut in the Hoffenheim dugout tomorrow night, looking to turn around the club's fortunes following their worst ever start to a Bundesliga season.

That form cost coach Markus Babbel his job earlier this week with Kramer, previously in charge of the club's reserve team, installed until further notice.

His reign begins at Hamburg and Kramer is in a positive frame of mind.

"The team is looking very alert,'' said the new coach.

"There is a bit of tension there, but that is normal given the difficult sporting situation.''

Hoffenheim need points in their bid to climb out of the relegation zone and head north knowing a draw would not necessarily be a good result.

"I always want to win,'' said Kramer. "And the lads are certainly ready and willing.

"If we do a lot right, then we could play for the three points there.''

Hamburg also want three points but for a different reason, with a win enough to take them into the top five for the first time all season.

"I know that Hoffenheim will be desperate for the points, but we are prepared for them and have beaten enough good teams at home this season, and now we want our third home win in a row,'' said their coach Thorsten Fink.

Fink is still without the injured Rafael van der Vaart but Heung-Min Son is available again and should start, while Tolgay Arslan is also an option again after suspension.

Kramer is assessing his options with Sebastian Rudy back after suspension.