Saturday, 27 January 2007

2 pts S V HAMBURG ( 1.98/1 Betfair) v Arminia Bielefeld Bundesliga 1

Hamburg have kept faith in Thomas Doll. They have not been in the best ever position financially since the AOL stadium was built and lost the influential Daniel van Buyten to Bayern during the summer. Furthermore, they have had woeful luck with the wellbeing of the players and have had as many as six or seven first team players missing in some of their matches. They will travel to Bielefeld without their captain Rafael van der Vaart, but de Jong, Semel and Sorin all return. The team are fully behind Doll, have shown glimpses of what they are capable of ( such as the twenty minuite spell that sealed victory away at Leverkusen ), and can begin their climb to safety with a victory against difficult opponents.

Bielefeld 1 HSV 1 - 2pts