Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
After failing to impress in a 3-0 loss to Bayern Munich, Union Berlin will look to stay in the Champions League berth when they face Koln at their Stadion An der Alten Forsterei. The capital club have been impressive at home ground this term, but given their busy fixture list, tired legs should prove to be a big problem for Urs Fischer’s troops. Defender Jerome Roussillon is a major doubt, while forward Andras Schafer remains on the sidelined with a foot injury.
The Billy Goats, on the other hand, aim to make amends for back-to-back losses to Stuttgart (0-3) and Wolfsburg (0-2), and we believe that they should be happy with one point from Saturday’s clash. Koln’s injury list is pretty long, including the likes of Huseinbasic, Kainz, Schmitz, Thielmann, Pedersen, Kilian, Uth, Dietz, and Andersson. There are no suspended players in the away team.
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 (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.