Our football match prediction:
Stuttgart and Koln, the two teams who are eager to secure the Bundesliga survival, face each other at Mercedes-Benz-Arena on day 8 of the new campaign. Die Schwaben have been struggling in front of goal of late and it has to be noted that they scored only one goal in previous three league fixtures. The newcomers, though are undefeated at home ground this season and that is giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of Friday’s football match against Koln. The Billy Goats made a slow start to the season and the rock-bottom side have already suffered six defeats in the national championship to date. Koln are low on confidence ahead of the trip to Stuttgart and we predict that they are going to return home empty-handed. In their last meeting in the German top flight Stuttgart recorded a 3-1 win over Koln and there is every chance the history is going to repeat itself.
Highligted Player (Ron-Robert Zieler):
Ron-Robert Zieler is a 188-cm-tall goalkeeper who plays for FC Koln as a goalkeeper. Zieler was born in Koln, Germany on February 12, 1989 and he began his career at his home-town club Viktoria Koln. German shoot-stopper moved to the youth team of FC Koln in 1999 and six years later he was spotted by Manchester United scouts. In 2005 Ron-Robert Zieler signed for the famous Premier League club and it has to be noted that he made 22 appearances for Man Utd U18 team. He made his first team debut for the Red Devils in a League Cup win over Middlesbrough on September 23, 2008. Zieler moved to Germany in 2010, signing a two-year deal with Hannover 96. However, he spent six years at the club (2010-2016), making 185 appearances in the league for die Roten and in the summer of 2016 he returned to England. The German goalkeeper signed a deal with Leicester City, but, after playing only nine games in the Premier League for the Foxes he moved to VfB Stuttgart on July 11, 2017.
Highlighted Team (1. Koln):
FC Koln is a German football club from Koln and is currently active in the Bundesliga. The club was foundedon 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.