Hamburger SV face yet another tough test away at Heidenheim as the fight for promotion tightens at the top of table
Leading the 18-man table is not a guarantee of getting an automatic promotion at the end of the campaign.
Hamburg pip Dynamo Dresdan last week to maintain there four points lead over closest team FC Cologne.
Hamburg have chance to increase it further if they can manage a win against Heidenheim.
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