Hamburg missed out on automatic promotion to the Bundesliga by a single point last season but with nine games remaining of the current campaign are in a strong position of righting those wrongs.
However Die Rothosen, who find themselves third and just one point behind Stuttgart in second, must become more reliable on their travels. Hamburg won their opening two away games this season but have obliged only once in 11 attempts since.
Dieter Hecking’s side have drawn seven of their last ten away fixtures, with five of those matches finishing 1-1 and two ending 2-2.
Hamburg have registered only three away wins all season and those successes were recorded against Nuremberg, Karlsruher and Bochum – three sides who sit 14th and below in the Bundesliga 2 standings.
It’s fair to say Hamburg are not living up to championship status away from home and they may settle for another stalemate in Furth. Three of the last five meetings have finished all-square.
Both teams have scored in nine of Hamburg’s last ten away matches and they can reward their goal backers once more in Furth.
The visitors are without an away clean sheet since the opening day of the season at Nuremberg – 12 games ago – while Greuther Furth have netted in each of their last ten fixtures and are prolific on home soil.
There have been 19 goals scored across Greuther Furth’s last five home league games – an average of 3.8 per match. During that spell, Hannover were on target three times and Arminia Bielefeld four, so goals are unlikely to be at a premium.