Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Sunday’s football game at RheinEnergieStadion pits together Koln and Stuttgart, the two teams who failed to emerge triumphant in their last league fixtures. Koln shared the spoils with Eintracht Frankfurt on the road, while die Schwaben were beaten by Freiburg in front of home fans. The Billy Goats seem to deal pretty well with Anthony Modeste’s departure, and, in his absence, Steffen Tigges will lead the line for the home side.
Mark Uth has yet to recover from a groin problem, but he should be the only absentee in the home side. As for the visitors, both Nikolas Nartey and Tanguy Coulibaly remain in the recovery room, while duo Tiago Tomas – Wahid Faghir is rated doubtful for the match. In their last meeting at the venue Koln defeated Stuttgart 1-0, and given Die Schwaben’s slow start to the season, we predict that the history is going to repeat itself.
Highlighted Player (Ellyes Skhiri):
After spending his youth career at Montpellier, Ellyes Skhiri continued playing for la Paillade at senior level. In 2019 he moved to Bundesliga side Koln, signing a four-year contract with the Billy Goats. Shkiri was born in Lunel, France on May 10, 1995, but he has a dual citizenship as his parents are of Tunisia descent.
The Koln midfielder made debut with the Tunisian national team in a 1-0 win over Iran on March 23, 2018 and he represented Tunisia at the FIFA World Cup finals in Russia later that year. Ellyes Skhiri’s main position is defensive midfielder, but he is capable of producing fine performances at both right and centre back.
His preferred foot is right and he has a contract with Koln until June 30, 2026. The Tunisia international made his Bundesliga debut on August 17, 2019 in a 2-1 loss to Wolfsburg and he scored his first ever goal in the German top flight in a 2-1 win over Freiburg on August 31, 2019.
Highlighted Team (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 its home games in the Mercedes-Benz Arena which was build in 1933 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 successful 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.