Will Hamburg’s negative streak go on?

30.08.2012, 12:21:48 Uhr

SVW welcome Hamburg for the first home match of the 2012-13 season. What facts speak for Werder? You can find out here.
This will be the 97th (!) showdown between these teams. And the Green-Whites hope to bring home their 34th victory when Werder Bremen face off against Hamburg in the North Derby. And should Hamburg once again go scoreless, it would be a negative record of four games without a goal.

WERDER.DE collected everything else you need to know about the big showdown.

Did you know ...

... that Werder and Hamburg have squared off 96 times since the start of the Bundesliga? No other match-up has occurred so often. And Bremen have a slight advantage in the head-to-head with 33 wins and 33 draws to Hamburg's 30 victories.

... that Bremen have won three of the last four North Derbys (1 defeat)? Werder are undefeated in their last five Bundesliga home matches against Hamburg (4 wins, 1 draw). Hamburg's last win in Bremen came in February 2007 when Rafael van der Vaart scored twice in a 2-0 victory.

... that both teams lost to a third division side in the German DFB Cup (Preußen Münster - Werder 4-2 a.e.t, Karlsruhe - Hamburg 4-2) and lost on the first game day of the Bundesliga?

... that Hamburg would set a negative club record should they not score in Bremen? They have never gone more than four Bundesliga games in a row without a goal. The last time Hamburg failed to score in four straight matches was in April 2008.

... that Eljero Elia played for Hamburg between 2009 and 2011 (52 Bundesliga matches, 7 goals)? Raphael Wolf played for Hamburg's U19 and 2nd team between 2004 and 2009 while Dennis Diekmeier played for Werder's youth and 2nd team between 2003 and 2009.

Compiled by Opta

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