Hazard 3-1 to be banned for four or more games

CHELSEA forward Eden Hazard is 3-1 at Paddy Power to receive a ban of four or more matches after he was red carded for violent conduct in Wednesday night's Capital One Cup semi-final second leg when he appeared to kick a ball boy when trying to retrieve the ball.

A dismissal for violent conduct is usually given a three-match suspension and Paddy Power go 1-3 that he misses exactly that amount of games.

Hazard was quick to apologise after the match but is 15-2 with the firm to only miss two or less games.

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Hamburg v Karlsruhe

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  • Hamburg have won their last four home matches against Karlsruhe
Expert verdict
Hamburg overcame Greuther Furth in last season's promotion/relegation playoff and can gain the upper hand over Karlsruhe with a first-leg victory at the AOL Arena. The Bundesliga strugglers took seven points from their last three home games and their recent improvement looks bad news for Karlsruhe, who last played top-flight football in 2009.

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