Our prediction for this DFB Pokal match:
BayArena will host Wednesday’s German Cup game between Bayer Leverkusen and Stuttgart. Following three consecutive wins in the German top flight, Bayer Leverkusen suffered a 2-1 loss to Hoffenheim in their last league match, meaning that they are eager to get back on course. The home side booked their place in the DFB Pokal last 16 by beating the likes of Alemannia Aachen and Paderborn, and they are seen as favourites to win Wednesday’s football match as well.
Considering that Bayer Leverkusen have turned their home ground into a real fortress, we predict that die Schwaben are going to return home empty-handed. Stuttgart are fully focused on securing automatic promotion to the Bundesliga, which is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on the hosts. You should bear in mind that Bayer Leverkusen emerged triumphant in each of their previous two meetings with Stuttgart.
Highlighted Player (Leon Bailey):
Leon Bailey is a Phoenix All Stars Academy product who was born in Kingston on August 9, 1997. The Jamaica international played for the likes of FC Liefering and Trencin during his youth career, but he made his senior debut with Belgian side Genk in August, 2015 in a 3-1 win over Saint-Truiden.
The pacey winger quickly established himself as one of the best players in the Belgian top flight, but he scored only 8 goals in 56 appearances for Genk from 2015 to 2017. In the winter of 2017 Leon Bailey signed a deal with Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen for a fee of €20 million. Bailey is a left-footed footballer, but he is capable of playing on both sides of the field.
The Bayer Leverkusen winger made one appearance for Jamaica U23 team, but he eventually refused to represent the Reggae Boyz at senior level as he has personal problems with the association. It has to be noted that Leon Bailley scored 12 goals in 34 appearances for Bayer Leverkusen in the 2017/2018 Bundesliga season.
Highlighted Team (Stuttgart):
VfB Stuttgart is a German football club from the regio Bad Canstatt. With over 44 000 members VfB Stuttgart can be considered as one of the top 10 biggest football clubs in the nation. The German football club was founded in 1912 and is playing in the Bundesliga since the very first day.
VfB Stuttgart is currently playing its home games in the Mercedes-Benz Arena which was build in 1933 and holds a capacity of 65 000 seats. The stadium is considered as one of the most impressive and modern stadiums in Germany. The club colors of VfB Stuttgart are White and Red. The VfB Stuttgart fans gave the club the nickname Die Schwaben.
VfB Stuttgart is a successful club in the Bundesliga winning the league title 5 times, the DFB Pokal 3 times and the Supercup once. The club from Bad Canstatt haven’t had any big successes in Europe yet. The club end as runner up in the Europacup II and the UEFA Cup. Important players in the history of Stuttgart are: Tomasson, Bierofka, Dunga, Elber, Gomez, Lahm, Kuranyi and Yakin.