Hamburg have key defender Kyriakos Papadopoulos back from suspension for this relegation six-pointer. - © imago / imago/Picture Point
Hamburg have key defender Kyriakos Papadopoulos back from suspension for this relegation six-pointer. - © imago / imago/Picture Point
Bundesliga

Hamburg vs Darmstadt: Line-ups and statistics

It's a real relegation six-pointer at the Volksparkstadion when Hamburg host Darmstadt on Saturday (15:30 CEST/13:30 GMT).

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Confirmed teams

Hamburg: Mathenia - Diekmeier, Papadopoulos, Mavraj, Santos - Sakai (c), Jung - Hunt, Holtby, Kostic - Wood
Coach: Markus Gisdol
Absentees: Adler (ribs), Müller (knee), Djourou (muscle problem), Ekdal (thigh)

Darmstadt: Esser - Sirigu, Banggaard, Sulu (c), Holland - Kamavuaka, Altintop - Heller, Gondorf, Vrancic - Platte
Coach: Torsten Frings
Absentees: Niemeyer (Achilles)

Match stats

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    Hamburg are unbeaten in nine home games, winning their last four against European hopefuls Hoffenheim, Cologne, Gladbach and Hertha.The Lilies are still waiting for their first away point of the season.HSV have a better record against Darmstadt than against any other current Bundesliga club.The Red Shorts have scored in all nine competitive meetings with Darmstadt.Darmstadt have scored on all four visits to Hamburg, but have also always conceded.Christian Mathenia was promoted to the Bundesliga with Darmstadt in 2015 and was the Lilies’ No. 1 last campaign. Mergim Mavraj was with Darmstadt from 2004 to 2007 (2 goals in 38 Regionalliga appearances).

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