The only club who’s played in every Bundesliga season (1963-present day) is in serious danger of ending this streak on Saturday – the final matchday of the 2014-15 Bundesliga season.
Even if HSV defeat Schalke 04 at home on Saturday, a victory alone will not secure HSV with a position outside the drop zone. The situation is more difficult than simply winning on Saturday. HSV need help from elsewhere.
In order to secure a spot for next season, all three scenarios below must happen:
- Win (obviously).
- VfB Stuttgart can’t win at Paderborn.
- Hannover 96 and SC Freiburg can’t tie their match.
To go to the relegation playoffs, any of two scenarios can occur:
- HSV wins, Stuttgart loses, and Hannover and Freiburg tie.
- HSV ties, Stuttgart loses by least least nine goals, and Paderborn does not win. A scenario I would not bet on, considering Paderborn have a slim chance against VfB.
If Hamburg does not three points on Saturday, they’re pretty much done for.
And their famed clock will be too.
I will be at the Imtech Arena on Saturday.
Let’s just say I’m expecting many tears when the clock stops on Hamburg’s final bragging point.
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