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Bundesliga

Inconsistent Hamburg play host to Leverkusen

Hamburg - Several players will face former employers when Hamburger SV host Bayer 04 Leverkusen in an intriguing Matchday 9 clash on Saturday (kick-off 15:30 CEST/13:30 GMT).

History

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Top facts

    Hamburg have lost back-to-back games for the first time since Bruno Labbadia returned as coach. He has never lost three successive matches as HSV boss.Die Rothosen scored seven goals in the opening four matches, but have found the net only once in the four games since.Hamburg have won their last two home games against Leverkusen.HSV's Emir Spahic left Leverkusen last season while goalkeeper Rene Adler and forward Pierre-Michel Lasogga are also ex-Bayer men.Jonathan Tah has played in all of Leverkusen's 13 competitive fixtures this season since joining from Hamburg in the summer.HSV brought Labbadia to the Volksparkstadion from Leverkusen in 2008/09. He has never beaten die Werkself in seven Bundesliga games as a coach.

Possible line-ups

Hamburg: Drobny - Diekmeier, Djourou, Spahic, Ostrzolek - Diaz, Ekdal - N. Müller, Hunt, Ilicevic - Lasogga

Leverkusen: Leno - Hilbert, Tah, K. Papadopoulos, Wendell - L. Bender, Kramer - Bellarabi, Calhanoglu - Kießling, Hernandez