On Sunday, January 28, 2024, at the Volksparkstadion, the 3rd team of the Bundesliga 2 will host one of the mid-table teams. The Hamburger SV vs Karlsruher SC football match will receive a lot of attention, as the hosts have every chance to fight for the championship in the second German division.

HSV looks very stable this season. Yes, the team may not be able to boast a long winning streak, but steadily scoring points is about Hamburg.

Talking about the series, KSC is the team that has not lost in 6 matches in a row.

So let’s check how the teams are ready for the future game, how they played their previous matches and what to bet on in our Hamburger SV vs Karlsruher SC prediction.

Hamburger SV vs Karlsruher SC: What to Expect 

Hamburger SV

Die Rothosen are 3rd in Bundesliga 2 and is only two points behind the leader. Tim Walter’s team deserves such a high position because they are constantly gaining points, yes, some will remember the defeats against Paderborn (1-2) or Holstein Kiel (4-2), but even in these two matches, Hamburger SV showed a lot of desire. That’s why their fruitful work rewarded them in the matches against Fortuna (1-0), Nurnberg (0-2), or Greuther Furth (2-0) – and there are many examples of this.

The previous away game against Schalke 04 also ended in favor of HSV. And the guests did it in the first half when Immanuel Pherai and László Bénes scored two goals.

Hamburger SV

Yes, Die Rothosen then gave the game to the opponent, but it was still felt that the guests were in control and would be able to turn the game around at the right time.

If the hosts go into the Hamburger SV – Karlsruher SC match with the same confidence, then Karlsruhe will not have many chances.

Karlsruher SC

KSC also still has hopes of climbing as high as possible in the standings. Moreover, their game has improved significantly compared to the situation just three months ago.

We don’t need to look far for examples. Even if you look at the previous home match against Osnabrück, the improvements are obvious. Karlsruher SC had more confidence and courage in their actions.

The home team’s courage was already evident in the 4th minute when Christoph Kobald put them ahead.

Osnabrück quickly equalized thanks to the efforts of Dave Gnaase, but it was clear that KSC had not yet gained the same momentum.

The hosts pressed on and got their goal in the 55th minute, thanks to the efforts of Igor Matanović and Marvin Wanitzek, who completed a successful attack. The opponents seemed to be trying to create something at the goal of Patrick Drewes, but Karlsruhe responded no less dangerously – 2:1 in the end.

Karlsruher SC

Yes, it may be difficult to fight for Karlsruher SC against Hamburger SV, but they have learned not to lose points against their equals or lower-ranked teams.

Hamburger SV vs Karlsruher SC: Head-to-Head

If we look at the previous Hamburger SV vs Karlsruher SC matches, the hosts have been undefeated against this opponent since 1992. Therefore, it will be really difficult for the guests to hope for anything.

2023/24 Season
Karlsruher SC22Hamburger SV
2022/23 Season
Karlsruher SC42Hamburger SV
Hamburger SV10Karlsruher SC
2021/22 Season
Hamburger SV30Karlsruher SC
Karlsruher SC11Hamburger SV

Hamburger SV vs Karlsruher SC: Possible Lineups

The hosts will be missing some important players: William Mikelbrencis, and Sebastian Schonlau – they are injured. Also, don’t expect Ransford Königsdörffer, who left to play for the national team.

Karlsruhe SC has no major losses among its important players, so the team is preparing for the match with a full squad.

Hamburger SV vs Karlsruher SC Lineups
GoalkeepersDaniel Heuer FernandesPatrick Drewes
DefendersMoritz Heyer, Stephan Ambrosius, Guilherme Ramos, Ignace Van der BremptPhilip Heise, Christoph Kobald, Marcel Franke, Sebastian Jung
MidfieldersLászló Bénes, Jonas Meffert, Immanuel PheraiDženis Burnić, Jérôme Gondorf, Marvin Wanitzek, Paul Nebel
ForwardsLevin Öztunali, Robert Glatzel, Bakery JattaBudu Zivzivadze, Igor Matanović

Hamburger SV vs Karlsruher SC: Match Prediction

KSC will need to put in a lot of effort not only to defeat the hosts but also to cling to a draw. HSV is a clear favorite in this match and it is unlikely that anything can stop them from taking their three points.

Hamburger SV vs Karlsruher SC Prediction: Hamburger to win, with odds at 1.65.

The Match Prediction
Hamburger to win