Our football match prediction:
WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar-Arena will host Thursday’s football game between Hoffenheim and Ludogorets. Against all odds, Hoffenheim failed to clinch their place in the last 32 of the Europa League, thus they have little to play for against the Bulgarian outfit. Ludogorets, on the other hand, need to pick up at least one point from their last group game if they are to qualify for the knockout stages, but the Bundesliga side should not be written off just yet. The Germans leave their hearts on the field in every single match and, no doubt, they want to give fans some cheer following a heart-breaking 3-1 loss to Sporting Braga. The hosts have nothing to lose against the Bulgarian champions and that is the main reason why we are tempted to put our money on Julian Nagelsmann’s charges. Ludogorets defeated Hoffenheim in Razgrad earlier in the process and, no doubt, the WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar-Arena outfit are hungry for revenge.
Highlighted Player (Pavel Kaderabek):
Pavel Kaderabek is a Czech Republic defender born on 25 April 1992, who has enjoyed a bright start to his professional career. Coming through the youth ranks at Sparta Prague and gaining some first team experience during a loan spell with Viktoria Zizkov, the right-sided defender was finally able to show what he is capable of during the 2012/2013 season and he didn’t need a lot of time to make the next step in his career. After scoring impressive 10 goals in 76 league appearances for Sparta Prague, Kaderabek joined Bundesliga side Hoffenheim in the summer of 2015, shortly after he had established himself as a starting right-back in the Czech Republic national team. The talented footballer helped Repre make it to the Euro 2016 finals by starting 9 qualifying matches, once again proving his killer instinct by scoring two goals. Pavel Kaderabek looks set to become one of leading players of the new generation and a big club move may not be far away either.
Highlighted Team (Ludogorets):
Bulgarian football club PFC Ludogorets Razgrad, commonly referred to as Eagles, compete at the Ludogorets Arena with the capacity of 8,000. PFC Ludogorets Razgrad are owned by Kiril Domuschiev, who made it his personal goal to propel the club to domestic and international success and to hold up the Bulgarian flag high with nation’s biggest clubs Levski and CSKA going through turbulent times. Having seen their stock rise astronomically since 2010, PFK Ludogorets Razgrad have become the first Bulgarian club to be features in the UEFA Champions League group stage twice. Previously, their maiden participation happened in 2014-15 season when the Bulgarian club made headlines due to notable results against FC Basel and Liverpool. Their success on domestic scene has been equally impressive as PFC Ludogorets Razgrad remain the second team in the world to win a treble after being promoted from the second to the first league. Main force of the Bulgarian club are the Brazilian players, currently eight of them in the squad many of whom hold the Bulgarian citizenship.