Match Preview vs Dynamo Dresden
We are back! Our first competitive fixture of 2022 is just around the corner as we head to the east to play Dynamo Dresden
The winter break is over and the HSV will be running out in the Rothosen once again this coming Friday. The Hinrunde is behind us and the Rückrunde has only just begun!
The Volksparkstadion held the spectacular first match of the second half of the season for the Red Shorts. Tim Walter’s side claimed a point in the 1-1 draw with Schalke 04 at the home game restricted to 15,000 fans. An early Robert Glatzel effort, canceled out by Itakura’s.
Last time out: Dynamo Dresden were of course our guests in the opening home match of the season the Volksparkstadion. The match ended in at tightly contested draw. Ludovit Reis grabbing his first goal with the Raute on his chest only to be canceled out by a Tim Knipping header midway through the second half.
Dynamo Dresden sitting in what many would say for a newly promoted team, in a comfortable mid place spot of 11th. While a friendly is nothing to base form over, a 5-0 thumping of fellow 2.Bundesliga side Erzgebirge Aue, Dresden proving they are ready for the second half of the season. That being said, a disappointing loss to bottom side Ingolstadt of the final game of 2021 will be a game they are quick to forget in Dresden.
Before this, four wins from five lifted Dresden out of a six match losing streak slump. Form that any newly promoted side could occur, though which Dresden side will HSV see come Friday night.
Christoph Daferner has continued his 3.Liga form significantly into the 2.Liga this season proving Dresden have a very exciting player on their hands and one to watch. Another influential player in Dynamo squad is would be goalkeeper Kevin Broll who HSV itself have witnessed a very good goalkeeping performance at the Volksparkstadion earlier this season.
The winter training camp proved to be a very successful time for HSV to leave the Hinrunde behind and put all focus on the Rückrunde. On the back of the trip to Spain Sporting Director Micheal Mutzel said “We were there among ourselves, which felt good. The hotel and the courses offered very good conditions, which is why we are super satisfied. We were able to strengthen the group feeling. At the same time, you have to say that you usually have a good time in a training camp. In the end, it's all about a successful start to the second half of the season, and we're facing a tough game in Dresden.”
Looking ahead to the fixture at the weekend. In the Wednesday afternoon Press Conference, Tim Walter was quick to mention the positive team environment that is around the club. “Everyone wants to play - and from the beginning. That makes us, the coaching team really happy be cause everyone gives it their all in training. Therefore we never have a bad atmosphere because everyone knows that they have their chance to play. That lads do this immensely and means that we don’t have to worry about this situation. “
Josha Vagnoman continued to train individually on the clubs return from Spain while long term absentees Maxi Rohr and Stephan Ambrosius have begun their integration back into first team training.
The Match Facts :
The Better Record
Since the summer of 2018, HSV have competed in five 2.Bundesliga matches against SG Dynamo Dresden - and have yet to lose a game. Rour wins and a draw. Tim Walter, the coach of the Rothosen, also has an almost spotless record in duels with the SGD: one draw while he was the winner three times.
Exciting striker duel
Christoph Daferner (eight goals in this season) and Robert Glatzel (nine goals) are among the best nine-man strikers in the league and are also extremely valuable for their teams when playing against the ball. SGD attacker Daferner reeled off an impressive 206.1 kilometres in 1585 minutes of action (third in the league), and the 180 kilometres of the HSV centre forward, who was on the pitch for "only" 1519 minutes, are no less remarkable.
Early and Late goal advantages
The Red Shorts have already scored eight goals in the opening quarter of an hour - no 2.Liga team has better than HSV here. The situation is different for the Elbflorenzers, who have scored only one goal in the first 15 minutes of a match in 18 games. HSV also have the tendency to score in the dying moments. Ten goals in the final quarter of the game are only surpassed by FC Schalke 04 (13). The SGD also scored one goal - the worst value in the league.
Where can I watch the Game?
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Turkey - Tivibu Spor 2, beIN CONNECT Turkey
Ukraine - Setanta Sports+