• Just one point between the two sides inside the bottom three.
  • Ingolstadt occupy relegation berth; Hamburg in play-off position.
  • Both beaten in opening fixtures of 2017.

Strugglers FC Ingolstadt 04 and Hamburger SV meet in what promises to be a key relegation battle at the Audi Sportpark this Saturday (kick-off 15:30CET/14:30GMT).

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Ingolstadt’s incentive for victory is a place outside the bottom two and Maik Walpurgis will be keen to see the same spirit his side showed at Schalke last weekend, albeit with a different result at the Audi Sportpark.

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Hamburg suffered a setback at Wolfsburg on Matchday 17 and need an immediate return to winning ways if they are to keep their heads above water, although Markus Gisdol would arguably accept a repeat of the Matchday 1 1-1 draw to preserve their advantage over their hosts in a game where the priority is not to lose.

Bobby Wood will look to add to his four Bundesliga goals against Ingolstadt.

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Match Stats

  • Ingolstadt have lost back-to-back games for the first time under Maik Walpurgis.
  • Hamburg have already lost 10 Bundesliga games this season. They had never previously lost more in the first half of a season.
  • Ingolstadt currently have the worst home record in the Bundesliga this season. Should they beat Hamburg this weekend, however, that undesirable title would pass to HSV.
  • Hamburg have already collected five red cards this season. Three of them, like at Wolfsburg last weekend, came before half-time.
  • Lukas Hinterseer has scored Ingolstadt’s two Bundesliga goals against Hamburg.
  • Michael Gregoritsch scored his first Bundesliga goal with a deflected free-kick against Ingolstadt last season.

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