Flashscore presents the key facts before the match:
Hamburg are deep in the relegation battle and after coach Marcus Gisdol being sacked, they will try to avoid the relegation – meanwhile, Hannover can possibly fight for Europa League places.
These two sides have played 28 matches at Volksparkstadion so far – 16 of them were won by Hamburg, 6 ended as a draw and 6 were won by Hannover.
Hamburg ended their four-matches lasting losing streak as they managed to pick up a valuable point against Leipzig away from home after a 1-1 draw. However, they are still placed 17th, four points behind the safety…
From their last three matches, Hannover have got one win, one draw and one loss – in their last match, they lost at home to Wolfsburg 1-0 and they are placed 10th currently, five points behind Europa League places.
Players to watch: Hamburg’s key player has been Filip Kostic this season – he has netted three times so far, including his last week’s stunning volley against Leipzig.
For the guests, it will be Nicklas Füllkrug – he has scored nine times so far this season and with another three assists, he has been directly involved in 42% of his team’s goals.
Hamburger SV: Nicolai Müller (knee injury)
Hamburger SV: Albin Ekdal (ankle injury), Gideon Jung (back injury), Sejad Salihović (calf injury), Bjarne Thoelke (injury)
Hannover: Martins Felipe (groin injury), Edgar Prib (knee injury), Noah-Joel Sarenren-Bazee (knee injury)