Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Hertha Berlin and Hoffenheim face each other in a highly-anticipate Bundesliga game at Olympiastadion. The capital club failed to find the net in the previous two league fixtures, and, no doubt, they are eager to get back on course in the German top flight. The likes of Boyata, Dardai, Dilrosun, Lowen, Ngankam, and Plattenhardt are all out of contention with injuries for the hosts. Hoffenheim have been struggling in front of goal as well, meaning that a low-scoring affair is on the cards in Berlin.
You should bear in mind that Hertha are eyeing their third consecutive clean sheet at home ground. The visitors will be without Akpoguma, Bicakcic, Geiger, Grillitsch, Hubner, Kaderabek, Skov, and Stafylidis, who have been struggling with injuries. In their last meeting in the Bundesliga Hertha defeated Hoffenheim 3-0, but we are tempted to put our money on under 2.5 goals this time out.
Highlighted Player (Mathew Leckie):
Mathew Leckie is an Australian footballer who plays for Koln as a striker. Leckie was born on 4 February, 1991 in Melbourne and he started his youth career at Bulleen Lions. He made 37 league appearances for the Lions at senior level, scoring 15 goals for the club.
In 2009 he joined fellow Australian outfit Adelaide United and he netted eight goals in 35 league appearances for the club between 2009 and 2011. In 2011 he decided to move to Europe as he signed a contract with Bundesliga side Borussia M’gladbach. He scored first goal for the club in a 5-2 win over Aberdeen (friendly) on 9 July, 2011. In 2013 he joined FSV Frankfurt and he played 31 games for the club in the 2. Bundesliga.
On 7 May, 2014 he signed a three-year deal with Ingolstadt and he has been playing for die Schanzer ever since. Matthew Leckie has 13 caps for Australia U-20 and he made his debut for the senior team on 14 November, 2012 in a friendly against Republic of Korea. The 181-cm-tall attacker, who is capable as playing as a winger as well, has a contract with Ingolstadt which expires on 30 June, 2018.
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.