Our prediction for this match:
Saturday’s football match at Hugo-Koch-Stadion in Eppingen pits together Hoffenheim and Queens Park Rangers. Hoffenheim recorded a routine 3-0 win over Unterhaching in their first warm-up game of pre-season, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in the clash against the Championship side. Andrej Kramaric, who won the silver medal with Croatia at the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals, is likely to be rested against QPR, but coach Julian Nagelsmann has a number of high-profile footballers to choose from. The Hoops quickly bounced back from a shocking 3-0 loss to Charlton, with the team rolling over Staines Town (7-0), while recording a hard-fought 1-0 win over AFC Wimbledon. However, seeing that QPR face Hoffenheim in Germany in Saturday’s friendly, we are tempted to put our money on the Bundesliga side, who proved their worth in the 3-0 crushing of Unterhaching.
Highlighted Player (Conor Washington):
Conor Washington is a Northern Ireland international who began his senior career at St Ives Town. He scored 52 goals in 50 appearances for the club and in 2012 he joined Newport County. He was struggling to adapt to the new surroundings and, as a result, he netted no more than 5 goals in 39 appearances for the Rodney Parade outfit.
In 2014 he signed a deal with Peterborough United and two years later he moved to Queens Park Rangers. He played just ten games for the Hoops in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign and he failed to open his goal-scoring account. Conor Washington is a striker who made his Northern Ireland debut on 24 March, 2016 and four days later his scored his first ever goal for the national team, in a 1-0 win over Slovenia at Windsor Park.
The Northern Ireland footballer was eligible to play for Scotland through his mother. He was born in Chantham, Kent, England on 18 May, 1992.
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 Bundesliga .
Hoffenheim plays its home games in the Rhein-Neckar-Arena 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 colors 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.