Our football match prediction:
The 2016/2017 Bundesliga campaign has been a mixed bag for Borussia M’gladbach. Die Fohlen were struggling to find their form in the first half of the season, but they have been producing terrific displays in the national championship in 2017. Borussia are on a three-game winning run in the league and they will be looking to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they take on second-placed Leipzig on Sunday afternoon. Thorgan Hazard has found his goal-scoring touch of late and the opposition defenders are likely to have their work cut out for them when facing the Belgian footballer. The Red Bulls experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 3-0 loss to Hamburger and seeing that die Fohlen are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we predict that the visitors will return home empty-handed. Leipzig are enjoying a very successful season, but their recent form is anything but good.
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 (RB 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 3. 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 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.