Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Buoyed by a 3-0 win over Bayer Leverkusen, Hoffenheim take on Hertha on day 9 of the new Bundesliga campaign. Julian Nagelsmann’s team extended their winning run in the league to four games, but beating the in-form capital club is easier said than done. Hertha played out a 1-1 draw with Borussia Dortmund in their last away fixture in Bundesliga and they outplayed Koln (2-1) in front of home fans at the weekend. Both sides have been in a thrilling form of late and we predict that fans will see a high-scoring affair at WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar-Arena. It has to be noted that in each of their last five meetings in Sinsheim both teams found the net. When the two teams met at WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar-Arena earlier in 2016 Hoffenheim recorded a 2-1 win over hertha, but we believe that the two teams will share the spoils in Sunday’s football match.
Highlighted Player (Sebastian Rudy):
After spending his youth career at the likes of Dietingen, Zimmern and Stuttgart, Sebastian Rudy started playing for Stuttgart II at senior level. The right back, who is capable of playing as a midfielder as well, made 37 league appearances for the Stuttgart reserve team, scoring 12 goals in the process.
After making 15 appearances for the first team, he joined Hoffenheim in 2010 and he has been playing for the Bundesliga team ever since. Sebastian Rudy is very quick on the ball and he is able to deliver a decent cross. Rudy scored two goals in 24 league appearances for Hoffenheim in the 2015/2016 Bundesliga campaign.
Speaking of his international career, Rudy made his Germany debut on 13 May, 2014 in a friendly match against Poland in Hamburg. However, he did not make Germany Euro 2016 squad. Rudy has a contract with Hoffenheim which expires on 30 June, 2017.
Highlighted Team (Hertha Berlin):
Hertha Berlin is a German football club from the city Berlin which is currently active in the highest German football division the Bundesliga. The club was founded in 1892 and is active in the Bundesliga since 2011//2012. Between 1926 and 1931 Hertha BSC managed to reach 6 times to the final of the Deutsche Meisterschaft which they managed to win 2 times (in 1930 and one year later in 1931).
Hertha Berlin originally played its home games in the Plumpe which got bombed during the WW II. After the bombings Hertha Berlin stated to play their games in the Olympic Stadium in Berlin. The club colors of Hertha Berlin are blue and red and is also known as Die Alte Dame which is the same nickname as Juventus. Next to winning the German national league Hertha Berlin managed to reach to the final in the DFB Pokal in 1977, 1979 and 1993.
Hertha played several times in the UEFA Cup (former Europa League) and qualified for the group stage in the Champions League in the season 1999/2000. Known players that played for Hertha BSC are: Basturk, Deisler, Bobic and Marcelinho.