Hamburg need to stage a mighty comeback if they are to have any hope of playing in the Bundesliga next season.
The first leg of their Bundesliga promotion playoff was one to forget as they lost 3-0 to Stuttgart last week.
Serhou Guirassy, Josha Vagnoman and Konstantinos Mavropanos were all on target for the Bundesliga outfit.
Hamburg are seeking a return to the German top flight for the first time in 5 years and it is looking likely that the wait will continue.
Hamburg also had the best-attacking record in the 2. Bundesliga this season, scoring 70 goals in 34 games.
History favours the Bundesliga side in the relegation playoffs, as the top-tier club have retained their status in 18 of the last 24 seasons.
Can the hosts tap into that supreme goal-scoring form and pull off a remarkable comeback here?
What time does Hamburg vs Stuttgart start?
The game kicks off at 9:45pm Kenyan time at the Volfsparkstadion.
Hamburg vs Stuttgart head to head
The two teams have a long-standing rivalry, meeting 118 times across competitions since 1937. Stuttgart lead with 48 wins, compared to Hamburg with 46.
Hamburg vs Stuttgart current form
Both sides have lost just once in their last 5 matches.
Though, Hamburg have managed 3 wins, compared to Stuttgart’s two wins in that period.
Hamburg vs Stuttgart prediction
It is very likely that Hamburg will make use of their home advantage and win the second leg.
It is just not likely that they will win with a big enough margin to win on aggregate.