Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
After surviving Preussen Munster in their DFB Pokal opener, Wolfsburg will be aiming to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they take on Bochum in the opening match of the new Bundesliga season. The Wolves are a real force to be reckoned with at home, and despite their poor displays in pre-season, Marc van Bommel’s troops are seen as favourites to win Saturday’s clash.
Switzerland international Admir Mehmedi, who has overcome a muscle injury, is pushing for a start, while key attacker Wout Weghorst is widely expected to lead the line for the hosts. The newcomers, on the other hand, are eager to impress on their return to the German top flight, but they will have a mountain to climb in the season opener. Former Partizan attacker Takuma Asano is likely to make his Bundesliga debut with Bochum against Wolfsburg.
Highlighted Player (Kevin Mbabu):
Born in Chene-Bougeries, Switzerland on April 19, 1995, Kevin Mbabu is a defender who plays for Young Boys. Mbabu started his youth career at Servette and he continued playing for les Grenats at senior level. However, it has to be noted that he made no more than one appearance for Servette in the league during the 2012/2013 season.
Kevin Mbabu then joined Premier League side Newcastle United and after spending two seasons on loan at Rangers and Young Boys, he signed a permanent deal with the Stade de Suisse outfit in 2017. His main position right back, but he is used as both centre and left back as well.
Mbabu is eligible to play for Switzerland, DR Congo and France due to his mixed descent, but he decided to represent the Rossocrociati at senior level. Mbabu made his Switzerland debut in September, 2018 in a 6-0 win over Iceland. His contract with Young Boys should expire in June, 2020.