Our football match prediction:
Ingolstadt conceded a late goal in a 1-0 loss to Schalke at the weekend. Maik Walpurgis’ team suffered their second consecutive loss in the league and their Bundesliga status is in great danger. Ingolstadt are desperate to grab something from Saturday’s relegation six-pointer against Hamburger, but seeing that die Rothosen sit in the danger zone as well, we predict that there will be fireworks at Audi-Sportpark. Both sides are likely to go for a win in Saturday’s football match and we are positive that both teams will find the net on Matchday 18. Ingolstadt and Hamburger shared the spoils (1-1) at Volksparkstadion in the reverse fixture and the history is likely to repeat itself. A man to watch in the away side will be Serbia winger Filip Kostic, whilst Hamburger defenders should have Paraguayan attacker Dario Lezcano, who has netted three goals in the German top flight to date, at bay.
Highligted 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 (Hamburg SV):
Hamburg was founded in 1919 out of a fusion of 3 different football clubs from Hamburg. Because of the fusion the Hamburg SV have 4 official club colours which all are in the current home kit of the club. Hamburg SV is playing in the Bundesliga since the national league officialy started. Hamburg SV never played in another league than the Bundesliga. The best results of Hamburg SV were in the eighties where the club won the national league 2 times and the Europa Cup 1 once.Since 1963 Hamburg is playing their home games in the Volksparstadium. In 1998 Hamburg SV changed to a new venue where the capacity 57 000 is. This is the venue where Hamburg SV is playing right now and is called the Imtech Arena. Because of international legislation the capacity in European games is 51500.Known former players that played for Hamburg SV are: van der Vaart, Beckenbauer, Ze Roberto, Guerrero and Felix Magath.