Our football match prediction:
Koln will be looking to record their first win of the season when they host Hoffenheim at their RheinEnergieStadion on Matchday 11. The Billy Goats are having a season to forget and it is no surprise the rock-bottom-side are seen as big underdogs in Sunday’s football game against Hoffenheim. Koln have been struggling in front of goal in the first half of the season and we do not believe that there is a big value in betting on the hosts, who are still without key player Hector (injury). Julian Nagelsmann’s men aim to bounce back from an upsetting home loss to Borussia M’gladbach and we predict that they will give fans some cheer this time out. Summer signing Serge Gnabry remains in the recovery room for the visitors, but the likes of Wagner and Kramaric are likely to make life difficult for the opposition defenders. Taking everything into account, we are tempted to put our money on the away team.
Highlighted Player (Jonas Hector):
Jonas Hector is a product of Koln’s youth school. The left back was born on 27 May, 1990 in Saarbrucken and he began his youth career at SV Auersmacher. In 2010 he joined FC Koln and he made 63 league appearances for the reserve team between 2010 and 2013. Ever since he made his debut for the senior team on 27 August, 2012 he has been playing regularly for the Billy Goats and he certainly helped the team return to Bundesliga at the end of the 2013/2014 campaign. Jonas Hector made his Germany debut on 14 November, 2014 in a 4-0 win over Gibraltar. The left-footed defender scored his first goal for the German national team on 29 March, 2016 in a 4-1 victory over Italy in Munich. Hector represented his homeland at the 2016 European Championship finals in France and he scored the winner from the penalty spot in the quarter-final against Italy. Hector is capable of playing as a midfielder as well.
Highlighted Team (Hoffenheim):
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim is a German sport club from Hoffenheim in the Baden-Wurttemberg region. The football division played in season 2001/2002 for the first time in the Regionalliga Sud: the third highest football division in Germany. In 2007 the club managed to get to the 2. Bundesliga. One year later in 2007/2008 the club even managed to reach the 1. Bundesliga. Hoffenheim plays it’s home games in the Rhein-Neckar-Arena which was built in 1999. The venue holds a capacity of 32 000 and is one of the most modern stadiums in Germany. The club colours of Hoffenheim are blue and white. The most known nickname for the club is Hoffe. The most famous football player that played for Hoffenheim was Luiz Gustavo.