Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Saturday’s football game at Vonovia Ruhrstadion pits together Bochum and Leipzig, the two teams with entirely different ambitions for the second half of the season. Bochum are desperate to secure yet another Bundesliga survival, and they must be high on confidence following a 2-0 win over Koln. All Stafylidis, Soares, and Esser are major doubts, while both Zoller and Gamboa are out of contention with injuries.
The Red Bulls, on the other hand, are eager to stay in the Champions League berth, and they will give 100% to build on a 3-0 win over Monchengladbach. Due to Leipzig’s participation in the Champions League knockout stages, Marco Rose is likely to mix the squad, but regardless of which players will be deployed in the starting XI, away win should be considered. The likes of Xaver Schlager, Christopher Nkunku, Abdou Diallo, and Peter Gulacsi remain on the sidelines with injuries, speaking of the away team.
Highlighted Player (Timo Werner):
Timo Werner is a German starlet, who began his senior career at Vfb Stuttgart. The German forward, who was born in Stuttgart on March 6, 1996, scored 13 goals in 95 appearances in the league for Die Schwaben and in 2016 he moved to fellow Bundesliga side Leipzig and he impressed with the Red Bulls in the 2016/2017 Bundesliga campaign, scoring 21 goals in the process.
To make things even better for the talented attacker, he represented Germany at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and it has to be noted that he provided an assist for Lars Stindl in the title game. Despite the fact that coach Joachim Low rested star players at the tournament in Russia, the Germans eventually won the trophy.
Timo Werner played for the Germany U17 team as well and he won the silver medal with die Mannschaft at the 2012 UEFA European Championship. His main position is centre forward, but he is used as a winger as well. Timo Werner’s contract with Leipzig should expire on June 30, 2020.
Highlighted Team (Leipzig):
Leipzig are a professional football club founded in 2009. Die Bullen (The Bulls) were unbeaten in the 2012/2013 Regionalliga Nordost and, as a result, they secured promotion to the 3. Liga. After finishing the 2013/2014 as 3rd. Liga campaign in second place in the standings, Leipzig were promoted to the 2. Bundesliga and they competed in the German second tier for two seasons.
Despite suffering a loss to Karlsruher on the last day of the 2015/2016 round in the 2. Bundesliga campaign, die Bullen secured promotion to the Bundesliga for the first time ever. Leipzig play their home games at Red Bull Arena (42,959) and it has to be noted that the stadium was opened in 1954.
Die Bullen wear white shirts and red shorts while their away kit is blue and yellow. Ralph Hasenhuttl was appointed as the team’s manager at the end of the 2015/2016 season and you should know that the likes of Ralf Rangnick, Achim Beierlorzer, Alexander Zorniger, Peter Pacult, Tomas Oral and Tino Vogel were in charge of the team in the past as well.