Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Hoffenheim will be aiming to build on a 3-1 win over Freiburg when they take on Fortuna Dusseldorf at ESPRIT arena. Julian Nagelsmann’s troops quickly bounced back from a 3-1 loss to Bayern Munchen, but they need to keep on raising their form if they are to rejoin the race for a place in the Champions League. A man to watch in the away team will be Adam Szalai, who scored a brace in the 3-1 victory over Freiburg. The newcomers, on the other hand, did well to hold Leipzig to a 1-1 draw at Red Bull Arena on Matchday 2, with the team regaining a much-needed confidence. However, Hoffenheim are, in our opinion, more of a team than Fortuna Dusseldorf, therefore, away win should be considered. In their last meeting in the German elite division Hoffenheim defeated Fortuna Dusseldorf 3-0.
Highlighted Player (Alfredo Morales):
Alfredo Morales is an American football player who was born in Berlin on 12 May, 1990. The USA midfielder moved to Germany as a boy and he played for the likes of BSC Reinickendorf 21, Borussia Pankow, FC Concordia Wilhelmsruh and Hertha BSC during his youth career.
Morales played 81 games for Hertha II at senior level, scoring 11 league goals for the capital club. He made 20 appearances for the first team as well, but in 2013 he joined Ingolstadt on a two-year deal. Alfredo Morales was eligible to play for both Germany and USA, but he decided to represent the Yanks on the international level.
The 183-cm-tall midfielder made his USA debut on 29 January, 2013 against Canada. He came as a substitute 15 minutes before the final whistle. It has to be noted that Morales represented United States of America at the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup. His main position is central midfield, but he is capable of playing as both centre back and a defensive midfielder.
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 Bundesliga .
Hoffenheim plays its home games in the Rhein-Neckar-Arena 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 colors 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.