Our football match prediction:
Automatic qualification for the Champions League will be at stake when Borussia Dortmund and Hoffenheim face each other at Signal-Iduna-Park on Saturday afternoon. The Millionaires dropped two points in a goalless draw with Koln at the weekend and, as a result, they dropped to fourth position in the standings. Thomas Tuchel’s men are eager to finish the season in top three and, no doubt, they face a must-win situation in Saturday’s football match against die Kraichgauer. Borussia Dortmund recorded six wins in previous seven home games in the German top flight and that is giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of Hoffenheim. The visitors, on the other hand, recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt at the weekend, with Benjamin Hubner scoring the winning goal in the dying seconds of the match. Die Kraichgauer are a real force to be reckoned with at home, but we predict that they will have a big fish to fry in the Signal-Iduna-Park clash.
Highlighted Player (Sahin):
Born in Germany to Turkish parents, Nuri Sahin is a Turkish international midfielder, who hasn’t exactly managed to realise his full potential. The left-footed footballer remains one of the most impressive players to have graduated from the Borussia Dortmund youth academy, and he went on to become a first team regular at Westfalenstadion at the age of 17. Following a thoroughly impressive loan stint with Feyenoord, Sahin returned to Dortmund, where he enjoyed two more very successful years before signing for Real Madrid. However, it was at that time that his career started taking the wrong turn as he was never able to rediscover his form, and he eventually returned to Borussia following a somewhat disappointing stint at Liverpool. Sahin is no longer considered a first team regular for either club or country, but he has amassed around 50 appearances for the Turkey national team, and he still has time to get his career back on track.
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.