Our football match prediction:
Sunday’s football match at Stadion im Borussia-Park pits together Borussia M’gladbach and Koln. Die Fohlen were playing below expectations in the Bundesliga last season and, no doubt, they want to pay a more important role in the German elite division this term. The likes of Thorgan Hazard, Raffael and Lars Stindl are still part of the team and the trio is likely to prove a handful for the opposition defenders in the opening match of the season. Koln are a real force to be reckoned with at home, but they are not regarded as good travelers and we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed. Last season’s top scorer Anthony Modeste joined Chinese side Tianjin earlier this summer and that is yet another reason why home win should be considered. In their last meeting in Bundesliga Borussia M’gladbach recorded a 3-2 victory over Koln.
Highlighted Player (Kramer):
Christoph Kramer is a German midfielder born in Solingen on 19 February 1991, and he is most famous for helping Germany lift the 2014 World Cup trophy. The defensive midfielder came to prominence after signing for Bayer Leverkusen, but it was the loan spells with VFL Bochum and Borussia M’gladbach that seriously aided his development. Kramer received a surprise call up to Joachim Low’s World Cup squad, and he made a total of three appearances in Brazil, even starting the final against Argentina. The midfielder, however, suffered a concussion just after the half hour mark and he later confessed that he couldn’t remember anything from the most important game in his career. Kramer remained a member of the Germany national team, making three appearances in the Euro 2016 qualifiers, and there is plenty of time for him to represent the country at another major tournament, playing a more important role than the one he had at the 2014 World Cup.
Highlighted Team (1. Koln):
FC Koln is a German football club from Koln and is currently active in the Bundesliga. The club was foundedon 13th of February in 1948 after a fusion between Koner BC01 and SpVgg Sulz07. Like many German football clubs FC Koln is not only a football club but has different other sports departments as well.FC Koln currently hosts it’s home games in the Rhein Energie Stadium which holds a capacity of almost 51 000 spectators and was recently renovated in 2004.The main club colours are white and red. The most known nickname for FC Koln is Die Geißböcke which literally means the Goats. The biggest rivals of FC Koln are Bayer Leverkusen, Borussia Monchengladbach and Fortuna Dusseldorf. The club from Koln holds a narrow relationship with St Pauli, Liverpool and Paris Saint Germain.FC Koln is one of the most successful clubs in Germany winning the Bundesliga title 3 times and the DFB Pokal 3 times. Notable players that played for FC Koln are Schuster, Korput, Olsen, Weber and Muller.