Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Veltins Arena will host Friday’s football game between Schalke and Hoffenheim, the two teams who face each other in the opening match of day 10. Die Knappen suffered a dip in form, with the team extending their losing run to three games at Bayer Leverkusen (0-4), and, no doubt, they are low on spirits ahead of the visit of Hoffenheim. All Rodrigo Zalazar, Sepp van den Berg, Ibrahima Cisse, and Marcin Kaminski are out of contention with injuries for the home team.
Andre Breitenreiter’s troops, on the other hand, aim to climb to the Europa League berth, and it seems as if they will not have a better chance than this to get back on course. Given Schalke’s shaky defence, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the visiting side. All Robert Skov, Ermin Bicakcic, Benjamin Hubner, and Ihlas Bebou remain on the sidelines through injuries for the away team.
Highlighted Player (Alexander Schwolow):
One of the key cogs in Freiburg’s push for Bundesliga survival in 2017/18, Alexander Schwolow remains remembered for his impressive displays against some of league’s biggest sides which proved decisive in his team’s relegation battle.
A product of Freiburg academy, Alexander Schwolow was forced to work for his place under the spotlight and it wasn’t until his loan spell in the Third Division with Armenia Bielefeld in 2014 that Schwolow earned his place between the sticks at his parent club. His stock went through a rapid rise in 2016/17 campaign when Alexander Schwolow played a great part in his team’s seventh-place finish and a place in the UEFA Europa league qualification.
Schwolow’s impressive goalkeeping exploits got his name written in the notebook of some of Europe’s biggest clubs and it is fair to say we could see his move abroad in foreseeable future. Alexander Schwolow represented Germany in U18, U19 and U20 categories but has yet to earn a senior cap.
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.