SV Sandhausen are the our visitors this weekend for the 2. Bundesliga Topspiel on Saturday evening as our visitors make the long journey for our Matchday 6 fixture.
HSV will be rejuvenated with the new deadline day signings of Mario Vuskovic and Tommy Doyle as Tim Walter’s side aim to better their draw last time out vs 1.FC Heidnheim. Sandhausen haven’t fully got their season going yet with a brand new squad of players, they come to Hamburg off the back of a 2-0 defeat at home to new arrivals FC Ingolstadt.
SV Sandhausen led by Co-Trainers (Co-Managers) Gerhard Kleppinger and Stefan Kulovits were an extremely busy team early on in the summer transfer window. No less that 14 new aquasitions for the team in black and white before the season started. Notable names such as Cebio Soukou ( Arminia Bielefeld), Pascal Testroet (Aue) and 3x Swiss Champion Gianluca Gaudio (BSC Young Boys), the latter a former Bayern München youth talent.
Sandhausen haven’t quite got to grips with the season so far, injuries to the afore mentioned Testroet, hardly helping the side. Currently sitting in 14th place in the 2. Bundesliga, Three defeats and a draw cancel out their only three points of the season, which came one the road in a 3-1 win over fellow strugglers Erzgebirge Aue. Before the International break the side from Baden-Württemberg suffered a 2-0 defeat to the league’s newcomers FC Ingolstadt.
Sandhausen have a history of causing problems for HSV though, our last meeting saw the visitors victorious in a 2-1 victory at the BWT Stadion im Hartwald, while a 5-1 defeat on the final matchday of the 2019/20 season ruined HSV’S hopes for promotion that year. A side not to be underestimated for sure.
Head coach Tim Walter stated in Thursday’s Press conference that his side will be without Finnish U21 star Anssi Suhonen who will picked up a thigh knock during his impressive time with his nation during the international break. Both new signings could make the squad but Walter was unable to confirm whether both would feature, having only been training for a short period of time. Both Stephan Ambrosius and Josha Vagnoman remain sidelined.
Although also stating during Thursday’s press conference that respect must be shown to our opponents this is primarily a game that he would be looking to take all three points.
Ludvoit Reis, Mikkel Kaufmann also returned to the HSV Training center following their successful times with their national teams U21 also.
The Match Facts:
Restless Red Shorts
HSV have not lacked will and commitment in the first five 2. Bundesliga games. The Hamburg team covered a whopping 595.32 kilometres - the best figure in the 2. Bundesliga, ahead of the competition from Heidenheim (593.19 km) and Dresden (591.96). By way of comparison, the upcoming guests from Sandhausen occupy second-to-last place in the table in this statistic with around 40 fewer kilometres ran. Only Werder Bremen (554.12) runs even less as a team.
A Brotherly Duel
On Saturday it's not only HSV vs. SVS, but also David vs. Christian Kinsombi. The two brothers will meet for the first time in a professional match. Christian (22), David Kinsombi's brother, who is three years younger than him, transferred from KFC Uerdingen to the Kurpfälzer in the summer of this year and has played in three league games so far. Fun fact: Both brothers played for SV Wehen Wiesbaden in their youth and then moved to the youth team of 1. FSV Mainz 05.
A Return for Diekmeier
A special match for SVS captain Dennis Diekmeier. The 31-year-old right-back, who played for HSV from 2010 to 2018, returns to his old stomping ground. Diekmeier played 184 competitive games for the Reds, in which he had 13 assists. The native of Thedinghausen waited in vain for a goal of his own at HSV. At SV Sandhausen, for whom he has been active since the beginning of 2019, he ended his goal curse on 26 May 2020 when he scored for the first time in his 294th professional game.
Where can I watch the Game?
Austria - Sky Go, Sky Sport Bundesliga UHD, Sky Sport Bundesliga 2
Brazil – Onefootball
Bulgaria - Play Diema Xtra, Diema Sport 3
Cyprus - Nova Sports 3 Cyprus
Denmark - Viaplay Denmark
Estonia - Viaplay Estonia
Finland - Elisa Viihde Viaplay, V Sport 1
Hungary - Arena4
Iceland - Viaplay Iceland
Latvia - Viaplay Latvia
Lithuania - Viaplay Lithuania
Norway - V Sport 2, Viaplay Norway
Portugal -Eleven Sports 3 Portugal
Russia - matchtv.ru
Sweden - Viaplay Sweden, V Sport 1
Switzerland - Sky Sport Bundesliga 2
Turkey - beIN CONNECT Turkey, Tivibu Spor 3, beIN Sports 4 Turkey
Ukraine - Сетанта Спорт