Our football match prediction:
WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar-Arena will host Wedneday’s football match between Hoffenheim and Stuttgart. Hoffenheim did remarkably well to crush Leipzig (4-0) in their last home game in the Bundesliga, but the team failed to impress in a 2-0 loss to Hannover at HDI-Arena. Die Kraichgauer sit in the Europa League berth ahead of Matchday 16, but the team’s main goal is to finish the season in top four and book a place in the Champions League. Seeing that their Stuttgart’s displays on the road leave a lot to be desired, we predict Hoffehneim will return to winning ways in the national championship. The newcomers failed to score in back-to-back losses to the likes of Werder Bremen and Bayer Leverkusen and they are likely to return home empty-handed. It has to be noted that Stuttgart recorded their last win on the road in the German top flight back in February, 2016 when they defeated Eintracht in Frankfurt.
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 (VfB Stuttgart):
VfB Stuttgart is a German football club from the regio Bad Canstatt. WIth over 44 000 members VfB Stuttgart can be considered as one of the top 10 biggest football clubs in the nation. The German football club was founded in 1912 and is playing in the Bundesliga since the very first day. VfB Stuttgart is currently playing it’s home games in the Mercedes-Benz Arena which was build in1933 and holds a capacity of 65 000 seats. The stadium is considered as one of the most impressive and modern stadiums in Germany. The club colors of VfB Stuttgart are White and Red. The VfB Stuttgart fans gave the club the nickname Die Schwaben.VfB Stuttgart is a succesful club in the Bundesliga winning the league title 5 times, the DFB Pokal 3 times and the Supercup once. The club from Bad Canstatt haven’t had any big successes in Europe yet. The club end as runner up in the Europacup II and the UEFA Cup. Important players in the history of Stuttgart are: Tomasson, Bierofka, Dunga, Elber, Gomez, Lahm, Kuranyi and Yakin.