Our football match prediction:
All eyes will be on Red Bull Arena when two surprise contenders for the Bundesliga title Leipzig and Hoffenheim face each other on Matchday 18. The Red Bulls aim to continue where they left in the first half of the season and the hosts will be looking to build on a 3-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt when they face Hoffenheim in front of home fans. Leipzig are only three points behind league leaders Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga standings, but the team’s main goal is to book their place in the Champions League. Hoffenheim have been playing above expectations this season as well and it has to be noted that they have yet to suffer a loss in the German elite division to date. Both sides are capable of scoring a number of goals and we predict that both teams will find the net in Saturday’s football match.
Highligted Player (Willi Orban):
Willi Orban was born on 3 November, 1992 in Kaiserslautern, Germany. Orban plays as a centre back, but he can operate as a defensive midfielder as well. The 185-cm-tall footballer is a product of Kaiserslautern’s youth academy and he played 35 league games for the reserve team between 2011 and 2013. Orban made his debut for the first team in 2011, against Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich. The Kaiserslautern footballer made 68 league appearances for Kaiserslautern, scoring 7 goals for the German outfit between 2011 and 2015, but in May 2015 he signed a contract with Leipzig. Kaislerslautern fans were very angry with the defender when he decided to join die Bullen. Willi Orban has two caps for Germany U21, but he has yet to make his debut for the senior team. He has a contract with Leipzig, which expires on 30 June, 2019. Willi Orban has a dual citizenship (Germany, Hungary).
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 1. Bundesliga. Hoffenheim plays it’s home games in the 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 colours 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.