Sinsheim - TSG 1899 Hoffenheim are hoping to finally kickstart their season when they host an off-colour Hamburger SV side in the Matchday 10 opener on Friday night (kick-off 20:30 CEST/18:30 GMT).
- This will be Markus Gisdol's 85th game on the touchline for Hoffenheim - equalling Ralf Rangnick's record as the club's longest-serving coach.Hoffenheim are unbeaten in four matches against Hamburg (three wins, one draw). Against no other side do they have such a positive run at present.This is currently Hoffenheim's worst-ever start to a Bundesliga season, with just six points and one victory to show for their efforts after nine matchdays.Hamburg haven't won, or even scored for that matter, in their last three league outings.Hoffenheim have taken the lead in three of their four home games so far this season, but are yet to earn a victory (two draws, two defeats).The last goal HSV scored from open play was back on Matchday 4 against Borussia Mönchengladbach.
Hoffenheim: Baumann - Kaderabek, Süle, Bicakcic, Toljan - Schwegler, Polanski - Rudy, Schmid - Volland, Vargas
Hamburg: Adler - Diekmeier, Djourou, Cleber, Ostrzolek - Diaz, Ekdal - N. Müller, Ilicevic - Schipplock, Lasogga