Our football match prediction:
Bayern Munich dropped two points in a 1-1 draw with Schalke at the weekend, but it has to be noted the title holders missed a number of clear-cut chances to score in Saturday’s football match. The mighty Bavarians failed to turn their dominance into more goals and, as a result, they shared the spoils with die Knappen on Matchday 19. Nonetheless, Carlo Ancelotti’s men are leading the chase for the Bundesliga trophy and they are four points clear of second-placed Leipzig. The reigning champions aim to get their job done in the national championship as soon as possible and we predict that the Allianz Arena outfit will go all guns blazing at Ingolstadt on Saturday afternoon. Maik Walpurgis’ team defeated Hamburger in their last home fixture in the league, but the relegation-threatened team will have a much bigger fish to fry against Bayern Munich. Robert Lewandowski scored a wonder goal against Schalke and he will be the man to watch in the away team.
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 (Bayern Munich):
Over the years Bayern Munich have established themselves as one of the most successful European clubs. The Stern des Sudens (Star of the South) are the dominant force in German football and it has to be noted that the Bavarians clinched their 26th Bundesliga title in 2016. Bayern Munich have won 18 German Cup trophies, while winning the Champions League (European Cup) five times. The German giants clinched the Intercontinental Cup in 1976 and 2001, while lifting the FIFA Club World Cup trophy in 2013. Bayern Munich was founded in 1900 by eleven football players and their leader was Franz John. The Bavarians host their rivals at Allianz Arena (75,000), the stadium that was built in 2005. Fellow Bavarian sides TSV 1860 Munchen 1860 and Nurnberg are regarded as Bayern Munich’s fiercest rivals, but the rivalry between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern is big as well. The likes of Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Franz Beckenbauer, Lothar Matthaus, Oliver Kahn, Gerd Muller and Giovane Elber are famous footballers who played for Bayern Munich in the past.