Our football match prediction:
Ingolstadt desperately needed a win against Hoffenheim at the weekend, but they failed to get one. Die Schanzer suffered a 5-2 loss to Julian Nagelsmann’s troops at WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar-Arena and, as a result, their Bundesliga status is in big danger. Ingolstadt are five points behind the “safe zone” and we predict that the hosts will leave their hearts on the field in Saturday’s football match against Koln. It has to be noted that Maik Walpurgis’ men are eyeing their third home win of the season. Koln suffered back-to-back defeats to the likes of Freiburg and Leipzig in previous two away games in the German top flight and considering that their recent form is anything but good, we would not be surprised if the visitors return home empty-handed. When the two sides met in Koln earlier this season the Billy Goats emerged triumphant and, no doubt, the relegation strugglers are hungry for revenge.
Highlighted Player (Marvin Matip):
Marvin Matip was born in Bochum on 25 September, 1985 and he began his senior career at Bochum. He played 33 league games for the reserve team, while making just one appearance for the first team. In 2005 he joined Koln and in 2010 he was sent on loan to Karlsruher. After ending his loan spell with Karlsruher, the right-footed centre back signed a contract with Ingolstadt. Matip was born in Germany, but seeing that his father is Cameroonian, he decided to represent the African team on the international stage. The Karlsruher defender, who is capable of playing as a defensive midfielder as well, make his Cameroon debut on 2 June, 2013 in a friendly against Ukraine. However, it has to be noted that he has 22 caps for Germany U21 team. He played for Germany at the 2006 U21 European Championship. Marvin Matip scored two goals in 33 appearances for Ingolstadt in the 2015/2016 Bundesliga campaign. His contract with Ingolstadt expires on 30 June, 2018.
Highlighted Team (1. Koln):
FC Koln is a German football club from Koln and is currently active in the Bundesliga. The club was foundedon 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.