Our football match prediction:
Koln will be aiming to regain their spot in top six with a win over Hoffenheim on Matchday 30. The Billy Goats suffered back-to-back defeats to the likes of Borussia M’gladbach and Augsburg in previous two league fixtures and, no doubt, the lack of confidence could prove to be a big problem for the hosts in Friday’s football game against die Kraichgauer. Koln are eyeing their eighth home win of the season and they are definitely capable of upsetting the third-placed team. Hoffenheim impressed in a 5-3 win over Borussia M’gladbach at the weekend, but the game against Koln will be anything but a walk in the park for the visitors. Die Kraichgauer aim to book their place in the Champions League and given that both teams are likely to go for a win in Friday’s clash, we predict that both sides will find the net in this one.
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.