Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Schalke 04 and Koln go head to head at Veltins Arena in the Bundesliga round 17. Die Knappen did well to crush Hoffenheim 4-0 in their last home game in the Bundesliga, but they failed to spoil Eintracht’s party at Deutsche Bank Park at the weekend. Schalke 04 are eager to keep their survival hopes alive, and they will not have a better chance than this to record their second win of the season.
Even though the likes of Bentaleb, Boujellab, Ludewig, Paciencia, Schopf, and Skrzybski are out of contention with injuries, home win should be considered as die Knappen want this more than the Billy Goats. Koln failed to find the net in the previous three league fixtures, and given their display in a 5-0 loss to Freiburg, we believe that punters can find value in betting on the rock-bottom side. Both Andersson and Kainz are out of contention through injuries.
Highlighted Player (Amine Harit):
Amine Harit is a French-born Moroccan footballer, who plays for Schalke 04 in Bundesliga. Born in Pontoise (France) on June 18, 1997, Harit began his youth career in the suburbs of Paris, learning the football basics with Argentuil C.O.
After spending four years at Esperance Paris 19eme, the attacking midfielder moved to famous French club Paris Saint-Germain. However, he quickly returned to Esperance Paris 19eme and in 2011 he joined fellow French club Red Star. One year later he moved to Nantes, where he ended his youth career.
Amine Harit continued playing for les Canaris at senior level and after scoring one goal in 30 league games for Nantes, he signed a contract with Bundesliga side Schalke 04. Harit made two appearances for France U21 team, but he represents Morocco at senior level. The attacking midfielder, who is used as a winger as well, made his Morocco debut on October 7, 2017 against Gabon in the 2018 FIFA world cup qualifiers.
Highlighted Team (Koln):
FC Koln is a German football club from Koln and is currently active in the Bundesliga. The club was founded on 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.