Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Buoyed by a splendid 9-1 win over lower-league side Oberachern, Borussia M’gladbach will look to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they face Hoffenheim at the start of the new Bundesliga campaign. Die Fohlen continue to rely on pacey attacker Marcus Thuram, who scored a hat-trick at the weekend, and we predict that the 24-year-old Frenchmen is going to prove a handful for the opposition defenders.
The likes of Manu Kone, Alassane Plea, and Tony Jantschke are out of contention through injuries for the home side. Hoffenheim, on the other hand, defeated Rodinghausen after extra-time in their German Cup opener. A man to watch in the away team will be Andrej Kramaric, while experienced midfielder Sebastian Rudy is widely expected to return to the starting line-up. Anyhow, home win should be considered as M’gladbach crushed Hoffenheim 5-1 in their last meeting at Borussia-Park.
Highlighted Player (Breel Embolo):
Born in Younde, Cameroon on February 14, 1997, Breel Embolo is a striker who plays for Bundesliga side Schalke 04. Embolo began his youth career at Nordstern back in 2008, but two years later he moved to Old Boys.
In 2010 the Switzerland international joined Basel and he continued playing for the RotBlau at senior level. After scoring 21 goals in 61 appearances for the club in the Swiss Super League, Breel Embolo signed a five-year deal with Schalke 04 in June, 2016 for a fee of €20 million.
The Schalke striker made his Bundesliga debut on August 27 in a 1-0 loss to Eintracht Frankfurt. Speaking of his international career, Breel Embolo has four caps for Switzerland U21 team and he made his senior debut on March 31, 2015 in a 1-1 draw with United States of America. Embolo is very powerful striker, he is technically strong, he has explosive pace and a composed finisher.
Highlighted Team (Hoffenheim):
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim is a German sport club from Hoffenheim in the Baden-Wurttemberg region. The football division played in season 2001/2002 for the first time in the Regionalliga Sud: the third highest football division in Germany. In 2007 the club managed to get to the 2. Bundesliga. One year later in 2007/2008 the club even managed to reach the Bundesliga .
Hoffenheim plays its home games in the Rhein-Neckar-Arena Rhein-Neckar-Arena which was built in 1999. The venue holds a capacity of 32 000 and is one of the most modern stadiums in Germany. The club colors of Hoffenheim are blue and white. The most known nickname for the club is Hoffe. The most famous football player that played for Hoffenheim was Luiz Gustavo.