Our football match prediction:
Despite being regarded as one of the main favourites to book a place in the Champions League, Bayer Leverkusen sit in ninth place in the standings ahead of Matchday 17. Roger Schmidt’s men are eager to move closer to the Champions League berth and Sunday’s football match against Hertha Berlin is of big importance for the hosts. You should have in mind that Bayer are after their fourth home win of the season. The team failed to emerge triumphant in previous three home games in the national championship. The capital club are eyeing a place in the Champions League as well, meaning that a lively contest is on the horizon. Both teams are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach in Sunday’s showdown and we predict that both sides will find the net in their first game in 2017. It has to be noted that Hertha Berlin attacker Salomon Kalou is on international duty with Ivory Coast (Africa Cup of Nations).
Highlighted Player (Hernandez):
Javier Hernandez or Chicharito is a 27-year-old striker who plays for German Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen. He began his professional career in 2006 playing for the Mexican club Guadalajara. His first break came in 2010, ahead of the FIFA World Cup, when he became the first Mexican player to join the English Premier League side Manchester United. He was very effective at United endearing himself to the fans with some crucial goals. Chicharito played for Real Madrid in 2014-15 season on loan and had limited success with them. But he revived his career with a move to Leverkusen in 2015 with whom he has regained his prolific scoring record. Hernandez carries his prolific form to national colors too. Having made his senior national debut in 2009, Chicharito has 43 goals from 80 games for the national team. He is the second highest goal scorer of all-time for the Mexico national team.
Highlighted Team (Hertha Berlin):
Hertha Berlin is a German football club from the city Berlin which is currently active in the highest German football division the Bundesliga. The club was founded in 1892 and is active in the Bundesliga since 2011//2012. Between 1926 and 1931 Hertha BSC managed to reach 6 times to the final of the Deutsche Meiserschaft which they managed to win 2 times (in 1930 and one year later in 1931).Hertha Berlin originally played it’s home games in the Plumpe which got bombed during the WW II. After the bombings Hertha Berlin stated to play their games in the Olympic Stadium in Berlin. The club colors of Hertha Berlin are blue and red and is also known as Die Alte Dame which is the same nickname as Juventus. Next to winning the German national league Hertha Berlin managed to reach to the final in the DFB Pokal in 1977, 1979 and 1993. Hertha played several times in the UEFA Cup (former Europa League) and qualified for the group stage in the Champions League in the season 1999/2000. Known players that played for Hertha BSC are: Basturk, Deisler, Bobic and Marcelinho.