Our football match prediction:
Leipzig have been having their ups and downs in 2017. Following back-to-back wins over the likes of Eintracht Frankfurt and Hoffenheim the Red Bulls were beaten by Borussia Dortmund and Hamburg earlier in February, but they gave fans some cheer at the weekend. The newcomers did well to shock Borussia M’gladbach at Stadion im Borussia Park and they are certainly brimming with confidence ahead of the visit of Koln. Leipzig are eager to book their place in the Champions League for the first time ever, but the Billy Goats should not be written off just yet. Koln sit in seventh place in the standings and seeing that they have been producing fine performances in matches against top-table sides this season, we predict that the two teams are going to share the spoils at Red Bull Arena on Matchday 22. Sweden international Emil Forsberg scored in the 2-1 win over Borussia M’gladbach, meaning that the opposition defenders should have him at bay in Saturday's football game.
Highlighted Player (Rani Khedira):
Just like his brother Sami, Rani Khedira started his senior career at Stuttgart. The midfielder made 56 league appearances for Stuttgart II, while playing nine matches for the first team. In 2014 he joined Leipzig and he has been playing for Die Bullen ever since. Rani Khedira was born on 27 January, 1994 in Stuttgart and he has 2 caps for Germany U19 team. The Leipzig midfielder represented Germany U17 at the 2011 FIFA World Cup. Khedira played 15 matches for Leipzig in the 2015/2016 2. Bundesliga campaign and he certainly helped the team secure promotion to the German elite division. He is a central midfielder, but he plays as a defensive midfielder as well. Khedira has a contract with Leipzig which expires on 30 June, 2017. His highest market value was €1,300,000 on 13 January, 2015. Rani Khedira was born in Germany, but his father is Tunisian. He is a right-footed footballer.
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.