Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Following a 1-1 draw with Werder Bremen, Bochum will look to return to winning ways in the Bundesliga when they take on Stuttgart on Saturday afternoon. Bochum are safe for now, with the team being six points clear of the relegation zone, but they need to keep on improving their game if they are to secure yet another Bundesliga survival. Both Takuma Asano and Cristian Gamboa are banned for the match, while the likes of Ivan Ordets and Michael Esser miss out with injuries.
Die Schwaben, on the other hand, struggled offensively against Borussia M’gladbach as top scorer Serhou Guirassy is on international duty alongside Hiroki Ito, Woo-yeong Jeong, and Silas Katompa Mvumpa. As All Deniz Undav, Lilian Egloff, and Nikolas Nartey are sidelined with injuries, we are tempted to put our money on the home side. In the first half of the season Stuttgart hammered Bochum 5-0, meaning that the hosts are hungry for revenge.
Highlighted Player (Waldemar Anton):
The Uzbekistan-born central defender plays at the heart of Hannover’s defense. His idol was Roy Maakay, so he started his career as a striker, but he soon turned to defense. Anton Waldemar was a mere teenager when he made his first appearance for Die Roten in February 2016 against VfB Stuttgart.
Waldemar only had to wait for two months to net his first goal against Borussia Monchengladbach. The following season he commanded Hannover’s defense in Bundesliga 2, making 31 appearances, helping his team to return to the top flight immediately after the relegation.
Even though he was born in Olmaliq, Uzbekistan, Waldemar decided to pledge allegiance to Germany, debuting for the U21 squad in September 2016, making 7 appearances so far. The press in Germany compare him to Javi Martinez from Bayern Munich, because Anton Waldemar can play in the heart of defense, as well as a defensive midfielder and a right-back.
Highlighted Team (Stuttgart):
VfB Stuttgart is a German football club from the regio Bad Canstatt. With over 44 000 members VfB Stuttgart can be considered as one of the top 10 biggest football clubs in the nation. The German football club was founded in 1912 and is playing in the Bundesliga since the very first day.
VfB Stuttgart is currently playing its home games in the Mercedes-Benz Arena which was build in 1933 and holds a capacity of 65 000 seats. The stadium is considered as one of the most impressive and modern stadiums in Germany. The club colors of VfB Stuttgart are White and Red. The VfB Stuttgart fans gave the club the nickname Die Schwaben.
VfB Stuttgart is a successful club in the Bundesliga winning the league title 5 times, the DFB Pokal 3 times and the Supercup once. The club from Bad Canstatt haven’t had any big successes in Europe yet. The club end as runner up in the Europacup II and the UEFA Cup. Important players in the history of Stuttgart are: Tomasson, Bierofka, Dunga, Elber, Gomez, Lahm, Kuranyi and Yakin.