Betfinal’s Groundhopper is back with an epic derby and a $10 free bet!
Be sure to deposit at least $10 before the kick-off on Friday at 17.30 UTC to grab your free bet for the Bundesliga 2 game, Hamburg SV vs St Pauli!
Added benefit: you get to follow the game via live stream right here at Betfinal. And to place your free bet with even more confidence, here are some insights and betting tips from our Bundesliga experts…
Hamburg is out for revenge
This week's Groundhopper takes us to Hamburg where the home team Hamburger SC will meet city rivals St Pauli. Derby time, and what a derby are we looking at! Both teams just played in the German Cup and kicked out their first division opponents, Borussia Dortmund and FC Köln, which surely made up for both squads' off start into the new year with a draw each.
So what are we to expect? This game is nothing less than the decision over the “City Championship” and St Pauli has taken the title home in the most recent games. Their first clash of this season ended in 3-2 in favor of the League Buccaneers.
Hamburg has the best defense of the league though. Tim Walter is under quite some pressure to not lose close contact to the promotion spots on the upper part of the table. And his team is ready to take its revenge. It will be tight, but consider Hamburg our favorite for the win!
Top scorers on both sides
While we expect an intense game between both Hamburg squads, once again, the Red Shorts will hold the fort with a strong defense line. If only one can break through, it will be Guido Burgstaller. The St Pauli player from Austria is the Bundesliga 2 top scorer with 14 goals so far.
On the other side of the pitch, Robert Glatzel is in top form too. Hamburg’s striker scored 10 goals this season so far. He was also the one to defeat Dennis Smarsch in the first derby. Look forward to him scoring again and possibly being key to his team's victory. Nonetheless, keep your goal expectations low – under 2.5 goals to be precise.
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