Hamburger VS play host to Darmstadt as both clubs open their campaigns in the Bundesliga 2.
Hamburg enjoyed a positive season in 2018/19 as they finished fourth in the league in their first ever season in the second tier. New manager Dieter Hecking will be keen to get off to a winning start as he takes charge of his new club soon after leaving Borussia Mönchengladbach.
Hamburg have signed no fewer than 11 players in this window as they look to bolster together the best chance possible of gaining promotion.
Darmstadt have had a respectable 10th place finish in Bundesliga 2 the last two seasons. They will be hoping to get a promotion back to the top tier for the first time since 2017.
Timo Letschert could be set to make his first appearance for the club after only signing on Wednesday. David Bates is available to feature after playing his first game of pre-season last week.
Mathias Honsak and Félix Platte both picked up knocks in Darmstadt’s last fixture against Vittese so will be doubts for this game.
Hamburg are a strong side who ended last season very well. They go into this match as favourites and rightly so. Hamburg to win and Over 2.5 Goals is 2.63.
It’s an odds on price for both Over 2.5 Goals and Under 2.5. However usually the first game of the season is quite open so the Over 2.5 Goals at 1.91 is a better shout than Under at 1.83.
Hamburg have made a lot of attacking signings in this summer. If they click straight away then they could be deadly. Hamburg to Score 3+ Goals is 3.75.