Our football match prediction:
Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena will host Saturday’s football match between Hoffenheim and Bayer Leverkusen. Julian Nagelsmann’s team have been playing above expectations this term and, as a result, they are in the race for a place in the Champions League. Die Kraichgauer head into the game against Bayer Leverkusen following a 1-1 draw with Freiburg and it has to be noted that they are on a four-match unbeaten run in the league at the moment. New Bayer coach Tayfun Korkut failed to mark his debut with a win as his men played out a 1-1 draw with Werder Bremen at the weekend. You should know, though, that Omer Toprak had a penalty saved in the stoppage time. The BayArena outfit do not seem to be on top of their game ahead of the trip to Hoffenheim and seeing that they were hammered by Borussia Dortmund in their last away game, we predict that the hosts will pick up all three points from Saturday’s encounter.
Highlighted Player (Oliver Baumann):
Oliver Baumann is a German goalkeeper who was born on 2 June, 1990 in Breisach. The 187-cm-tall shoot-stopper began his youth career at FC Bad Krozingen and in 2002 he joined Freiburg youth school. He started playing for Freiburg II at senior level and he made 22 appearances for the team in the 2009/2010 season. After making 131 appearances for the first team, he signed a four-year deal with Hoffenheim on 14 May, 2014. Oliver Baumann played for Germany U18, U19, U20 and U21 teams and it has to be noted that he has 10 caps for the U21 team. However, he has yet to represent the senior team on the international stage. It has to be noted that Baumann made 33 league appearances for Hoffenheim in the 2015/2016 Bundesliga campaign, conceding 50 goals in the process. The German goalkeeper managed to keep six clean sheets in the 2015/2016 Bundesliga campaign. He has a contract with die Kraichgauer which expires on 30 June, 2018.
Highlighted Team (Bayer Leverkusen):
Bayer 04 Leverkusen is a German football club from the city Leverkusen in the North Rhine-Westphalia region.The home kit of Bayer Leverkusen is black and red. The club is playing his home games in the Bay Arena. Bayer Leverkusen started to play in the Bundesliga from season 1979/1980. In 1988 Bayer Leverkusen managed to win the UEFA Cup by beating Espanyol in the final with 1-0. In the national league Bayer Leverkusen has been the most succesfull in the last couple of years with the 2nd place as their best performance.Bayer Leverkusen never managed to win the league title. The current biggest rival of Bayer Leverkusen is 1. Koln. Next to football Bayer Leverkusen has a volleyball and basketball division as well. Currently Bayer Leverkusen is one of the biggest teams in the Bundesliga. Known players that played for Bayer Leverkusen are: Ballack, Voller, Lucio and Vidal.