Our football match prediction:
WWK Arena will host Saturday’s football match between Augsburg and Hoffenheim. Augsburg did well to share the spoils with Borussia Dortmund in their last game in 2016, but they can’t afford any complacency in the game against Hoffenheim. Augsburg’s main goal is to avoid relegation to 2. Bundesliga, but the season is long. The team sit in the danger zone and, no doubt, a win over Hoffenheim would give them a confidence boost. Die Kraichgauer proved their worth in the German top flight in the first half of the season and they are on the right track to book their place in European competitions. Hoffenheim are more of a team than Augsburg and we predict that the visitors will give fans yet another reason for celebration on Saturday. When the two teams met in Sinsheim in the first half of the season Hoffenheim recorded a 2-1 win over Augsburg.
Highlighted Player (Finnbogason):
Born in Grindavik in 1989, Alfred Finnbogason is one of the most prolific strikers in the history of Icelandic football, as the well-travelled forward has been scoring goals for fun throughout his career. His talent was first spotted at Breidablik, where two very successful campaign helped him move to Lokeren, where he did not spent a lot of time and soon signed for Helsingborgs. The return of 12 goals in 17 league outings for the Swedish giants soon secured him a move to Heerenveen, where he would go on to play the best football of his career, scoring remarkable 53 goals in 65 Eredivisie matches. Finnbogason somewhat struggled during spells with Real Sociedad and Olympiakos, but managed to kick-start his career at Augsburg, just in time to help Iceland on their first ever European Championship appearance. The prolific striker has been a member of the country’s national team since 2010, making over 30 appearances and scoring quite a few goals despite the fact that he was not always considered a first team regular.
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.