Our football match prediction:
Wednesday’s football match at Weserstadion pits together Werder Bremen and Hoffenheim. Werder Bremen sit in the relegation zone in the Bundesliga standings ahead of the German Cup clash against Hoffenheim, but they should not be written off just yet. Die Werderaner, though, have yet to record a win at home in the 2017/2018 Bundesliga campaign and that is the main reason why we are not tempted to put our money on the hosts. Julian Nagelsmann’s men have been playing on three fronts this season and it has to be noted that they kicked off their DFB Pokal campaign with a 1-0 win over Rot-Weiss Erfurt. Hoffenheim are undisputedly superior to Werder Bremen at the moment, but Sandro Wagner and Co. will have to prove their worth on the field. Die Werderaner failed to beat WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar-Arena outfit in previous four meetings between the two teams and, taking everything into account, away win should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Gebre Selassie):
Born to Ethiopian father and Czech mother, Theodor Gebre Selassie was the first ever player of African descent to represent the Czech Republic national team when he was handed his debut back in 2011. The right-sided defender has since done well to nail down a regular starting berth and went on to play at the Euro 2012 and Euro 2016 finals. Gebre Selassie represented the likes of Vysocina Jihlava, Velke Mezirici, Slavia Prague and Slovan Liberec, before the solid showing at the 2012 European Championship helped him earn a move to Werder Bremen. The right back has performed well at the Weserstadion, but he eventually lost his place in the Czech Republic starting XI, making just three appearances during the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign. However, having amassed over 30 appearances for the national team with a proud history, he can be quite satisfied with how his international career has panned out so far, while there is still time to further raise his stock.
Highlighted Team (Hoffenheim):
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim is a German sport club from Hoffenheim in the Baden-Wurttemberg region. The football division played in season 2001/2002 for the first time in the Regionalliga Sud: the third highest football division in Germany. In 2007 the club managed to get to the 2. Bundesliga. One year later in 2007/2008 the club even managed to reach the 1. Bundesliga. Hoffenheim plays it’s home games in the Rhein-Neckar-Arena which was built in 1999. The venue holds a capacity of 32 000 and is one of the most modern stadiums in Germany. The club colours of Hoffenheim are blue and white. The most known nickname for the club is Hoffe. The most famous football player that played for Hoffenheim was Luiz Gustavo.