Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Union Berlin and Wolfsburg take on each other at Stadion An der Alten Forsterei on day 7 of the new Bundesliga campaign. Union Berlin are so far enjoying a season to remember, with the team leading the standings ahead of the visit of Wolfsburg. The league leaders aim to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Koln, but the Wolves should not be written off just yet. All Frederik Ronnow, Kevin Mohwald, Danilho Doekhi, and Fabio Schneider have been struggling with injuries of late, speaking of the home team.
The visitors, on the other hand, defeated Eintracht Frankfurt on the road thanks to Maxence Lacroix’s goal. Wolfsburg aim to give fans yet another reason for celebration, but seeing that Union Berlin have turned their Stadion An der Alten Forsterei into a real fortress, we predict that the hosts will emerge triumphant in Sunday’s clash. All Jerome Roussillon, Patrick Wimmer, and Jonas Wind are injured for the away side.
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 (Wolfsburg):
Wolfsburg are a German football club founded in the aftermath of the World War II (1945). Die Wolfe (The Wolves) wear green and white shirts and they play their home games at Volkswagen Arena. The capacity of the stadium is 30,000 and it was opened on 13 December, 2002.
It is well known that German car manufacturer Volkswagen are the club’s main sponsors. Wolfsburg won the Bundesliga trophy in 2009 and the likes of Edin Dzeko, Grafite and Zvjezdan Misimovic were part of the club’s golden generation.
You should bear in mind that Grafite and Dzeko scored 54 goals between each other in the 2008/2009 Bundesliga campaign and that the team clinched the trophy thanks to a 5-1 win over Werder Bremen on 23 May, 2009. Die Wolfe won the German Cup trophy in 2015, with the team beating star-studded Borussia Dortmund 3-1 in the title game. Wolfsburg are a team that has no bitter rivals in German football.