Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
PreZero Arena will host Saturday’s football game between Hoffenheim and Koln, the two mid-table sides. Hoffenheim have been in a fine form of late, with the team beating all Hertha, Werder Bremen, and Schalke, while holding Bayern Munich to a draw, and, no doubt, they are brimming with confidence ahead of the visit of Koln. A man to watch in the home team will be Andrej Kramaric, who scored the equalizer in the Allianz Arena clash, while all Kevin Vogt, Justin Che, and Jacob Bruun Larsen should miss out through injuries.
The Billy Goats, on the other hand, head into the match following a 1-1 draw with Mainz. The two teams seem to be evenly matched at the moment, and, taking everything into account, both sides should be happy with one point from Saturday’s encounter. As for the visiting side, midfielder Ellyes Shkiri is back from suspension, whereas all Sebastian Andersson, Mark Uth, and Florian Dietz miss out with injuries.
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 (Koln):
FC Koln is a German football club from Koln and is currently active in the Bundesliga. The club was founded on 13th of February in 1948 after a fusion between Koner BC01 and SpVgg Sulz07. Like many German football clubs FC Koln is not only a football club but has different other sports departments as well.
FC Koln currently hosts it’s home games in the Rhein Energie Stadium which holds a capacity of almost 51 000 spectators and was recently renovated in 2004.The main club colours are white and red. The most known nickname for FC Koln is Die Geißböcke which literally means the Goats. The biggest rivals of FC Koln are Bayer Leverkusen, Borussia Monchengladbach and Fortuna Dusseldorf. The club from Koln holds a narrow relationship with St Pauli, Liverpool and Paris Saint Germain.
FC Koln is one of the most successful clubs in Germany winning the Bundesliga title 3 times and the DFB Pokal 3 times. Notable players that played for FC Koln are Schuster, Korput, Olsen, Weber and Muller.