Hamburg receives the visit of Cologne, Sunday at 16:30 on Wolksparkstadion, in a match of the 20th round of the German championship. The hosts are no longer found very poor and lately led the team in 11th place just three points from the relegation places. Last round players coached by Bruno Labbadia lost away to Stuttgart by 2-1, thus suffering 9th victory Stagioni. In the home team willing parties in Northern Germany has achieved 2 wins, 2 draws and 5 defeats, poor results that led the team close to the relegation zone. Hamburg have won the last five stages of which drew only a single point.
Cologne is positioned in the upper half of the league and is just 5 points position in the ranking of Europa League qualification. Guests last round they drew away to Cologne, managed to equalize in the last quarter hour of the match after being driven from 1 to 0. In the away games the team coached by Peter Stoger achieved 3 wins, 3 draws and 4 defeats, but they have lost the last four games willing on foreign land. Cologne failed to win the last two rounds of Bundesliga. Hamburg lost the first leg away to Cologne with 2-1.