Our prediction for this DFB Pokal match:
Leipzig will be aiming to build on a thrilling 5-0 win over Hertha when they face Augsburg at WWK Arena in the DFB Pokal quarter-finals. The Red Bulls are on the right track to book their place in the Champions League, but they are eager to go all the way in the German Cup as well. Leipzig have been scoring goals for fun of late and seeing that Augsburg failed to impress in a 3-0 loss to Nurnberg at the weekend, away win should be considered.
A man to watch in the away team will be Poulsen, who scored a hat-trick in the 5-0 victory over Pal Dardai’s troops. The Bavarians, on the other hand, booked their place in the DFB Pokal quarter-finals by beating the likes of TSV Steinbach, Mainz and Holstein Kiel, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in Tuesday’s football game against the Red Bulls.
Highlighted Player (Alfred Finnbogason):
Born in Grindavik in 1989, Alfred Finnbogason is one of the most prolific strikers in the history of Icelandic football, as the well-travelled forward has been scoring goals for fun throughout his career. His talent was first spotted at Breidablik, where two very successful campaign helped him move to Lokeren, where he did not spent a lot of time and soon signed for Helsingborgs. The return of 12 goals in 17 league outings for the Swedish giants soon secured him a move to Heerenveen, where he would go on to play the best football of his career, scoring remarkable 53 goals in 65 Eredivisie matches. Finnbogason somewhat struggled during spells with Real Sociedad and Olympiakos, but managed to kick-start his career at Augsburg, just in time to help Iceland on their first ever European Championship appearance. The prolific striker has been a member of the country’s national team since 2010, making over 30 appearances and scoring quite a few goals despite the fact that he was not always considered a first team regular.
Highlighted Team (RB Leipzig):
Leipzig are a professional football club founded in 2009. Die Bullen (The Bulls) were unbeaten in the 2012/2013 Regionalliga Nordost and, as a result, they secured promotion to the 3. Liga. After finishing the 2013/2014 as 3rd. Liga campaign in second place in the standings, Leipzig were promoted to the 2. Bundesliga and they competed in the German second tier for two seasons.
Despite suffering a loss to Karlsruher on the last day of the 2015/2016 round in the 2. Bundesliga campaign, die Bullen secured promotion to the Bundesliga for the first time ever. Leipzig play their home games at Red Bull Arena (42,959) and it has to be noted that the stadium was opened in 1954.
Die Bullen wear white shirts and red shorts while their away kit is blue and yellow. Ralph Hasenhuttl was appointed as the team’s manager at the end of the 2015/2016 season and you should know that the likes of Ralf Rangnick, Achim Beierlorzer, Alexander Zorniger, Peter Pacult, Tomas Oral and Tino Vogel were in charge of the team in the past as well.