Our football match prediction:
Sunday’s football match at Veltins-Arena pits together Schalke 04 and Stuttgart. Schalke aim to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Hannover and they are eyeing their second home win of the season. Die Knappen did well to beat last season’s runners-up Leipzing on home soil on the opening day of the season and that is giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of Stuttgart. A man to watch in the home team will be Germany rising star Leon Goretzka, who is likely to play key role in Domenico Tedesco’s team this season. Die Roten, on the other hand, suffered a 2-0 loss to Hertha Berlin in their first away match of the season, with the team recording a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Mainz in front of home fans. Anyhow, Stuttgart, who are not regarded as good travelers, face an uphill task in Sunday’s game against Schalke and wee predict that they are going to return home empty-handed.
Highlighted Player (Konoplyanka):
Arguably the most talented footballer to have worn the Ukraine jersey since Andriy Shevchenko, Yevhen Konoplyanka is a creative midfielder who can play on either wing as well as through the middle. The talented footballer started attracting interest from abroad soon after coming through the youth ranks at Dnipro, but he resisted temptation to join a top European club and waited for his contract to expire before signing a four-year deal with Europa League holders Sevilla. As expected, Konplyanka quickly proved his worth at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, scoring important goals in La Liga and Europe during his debut season. Together with Andriy Yarmolenko, he has formed one of the best wing partnerships in international football, scoring 11 goals in his first 50 appearances for the national team. After starting all three games at the Euro 2012 on home soil, Konoplyanka helped Zbirna qualify for the Euro 2016 finals, netting two times in eleven qualifiers as Ukraine defeated Slovenia in the play-offs.
Highlighted Team (VfB 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 it’s home games in the Mercedes-Benz Arena which was build in1933 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 succesful 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.