Our football match prediction:
Despite the fact that several first-team regulars left the club in the summer transfer window, Hoffenheim continue to impress in Bundesliga. Die Kraichgauer sit in third position in the standings ahead of Saturday’s football match against Schalke and they came from two goals behind to beat Mainz on the road in their last league fixture. Hoffenheim did well to beat title holders Bayern Munich at home earlier this season and they are definitely capable of defeating die Knappen at their WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar-Arena. Schalke experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 3-0 loss to Bayern Munich on Tuesday evening and we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed from the trip to Sinsheim. A man to watch in the home team will be Mark Uth, who has already netted four goals in the 2017/2018 Bundesliga campaign. Taking everything into account, home win should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Pavel Kaderabek):
Pavel Kaderabek is a Czech Republic defender born on 25 April 1992, who has enjoyed a bright start to his professional career. Coming through the youth ranks at Sparta Prague and gaining some first team experience during a loan spell with Viktoria Zizkov, the right-sided defender was finally able to show what he is capable of during the 2012/2013 season and he didn’t need a lot of time to make the next step in his career. After scoring impressive 10 goals in 76 league appearances for Sparta Prague, Kaderabek joined Bundesliga side Hoffenheim in the summer of 2015, shortly after he had established himself as a starting right-back in the Czech Republic national team. The talented footballer helped Repre make it to the Euro 2016 finals by starting 9 qualifying matches, once again proving his killer instinct by scoring two goals. Pavel Kaderabek looks set to become one of leading players of the new generation and a big club move may not be far away either.
Highlighted Team (Schalke 04):
Schalke 04 are a professional football club founded in 1904. Die Knappen (The Miners) compete in German Bundesliga and they have won seven domestic titles. Schalke have clinched five German Cup trophies as well, while lifting the UEFA Cup title in 1997. The German club defeated Italian side Inter on penalties in the title game and that was the last time the final of the competition was played in a two-legged format. Schalke 04 play their home matches at Veltins-Arena, the stadium that has been the home of the team since 2001. The capacity of Veltins-Arena is 62,271. It is well known that Borussia Dortmund are Schalke’s main rivals and the Ruhy neighbours face each other in the Revierderby. The likes of Klaus Fichtel (477), Norbert Nigbur (355), Rolf Russmann (304), Klaus Fischer (295), Olaf Thon (295) and Herbert Lutkebohmert (286) are the players with most appearances for die Knappen. The colour of Schalke’s home kit is blue.