Our football match prediction:
Following back-to-back defeats to the likes of Hoffenheinm and Borussia Dortmund, Borussia M’gladbach did well to beat Mainz at Opel Arena in their last league fixture. Die Fohlen gave fans some cheer at the weekend and thanks to the victory they managed to keep their hopes of booking a place in European competitions alive. Saturday’s football match against Augsburg is of big importance for the hosts as they are only three points behind the Europa League berth in the Bundesliga standings. Borussia are likely to go all guns blazing at Manuel Baum’s troops, but they will have to prove their worth on the field. Augsburg did well to crush Hamburger 4-0 at home on Sunday, but their performances on the road leave a lot to be desired and we predict that the visitors will return home empty-handed. It has to be noted that in their last meeting in Monchengladbach Borussia emerged triumphant.
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.