Our prediction for this DFB Pokal match:
After outplaying Eintracht Frankfurt (2-0) in the Bundesliga, Bochum will be aiming to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they take on Augsburg in the DFB Pokal last 32. Bochum have been impressive at the back of late, but this game will be anything but a walk in the park for the hosts. All Bockhorn, Grave, Leitsch, Tesche, Weilandt, and Zoller are likely to miss the game with injuries for the home team.
The Bavarians, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 4-1 loss to Mainz. Augsburg are not regarded as good travelers, and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Bochum’s party at Vonovia Ruhrstadion. Both Uduokhai and Niederlechner are out of contention with injuries, while Dorsch and Jensen have been tested positive for coronavirus.
Highlighted Player (Rani Khedira):
Just like his brother Sami, Rani Khedira started his senior career at Stuttgart. The midfielder made 56 league appearances for Stuttgart II, while playing nine matches for the first team. In 2014 he joined Leipzig and he has been playing for Die Bullen ever since.
Rani Khedira was born on 27 January, 1994 in Stuttgart and he has 2 caps for Germany U19 team. The Leipzig midfielder represented Germany U17 at the 2011 FIFA World Cup. Khedira played 15 matches for Leipzig in the 2015/2016 2. Bundesliga campaign and he certainly helped the team secure promotion to the German elite division. He is a central midfielder, but he plays as a defensive midfielder as well.
Khedira has a contract with Leipzig which expires on 30 June, 2017. His highest market value was €1,300,000 on 13 January, 2015. Rani Khedira was born in Germany, but his father is Tunisian. He is a right-footed footballer.
Highlighted Team (Augsburg):
Augsburg are a German football club founded in Augsburg, Bavaria back in 1907. Die Fuggerstadter play in German Bundesliga and with 12,200 members they are regarded as the largest football club in Bavaria. Augsburg wear white shirts and they host their rivals at WWK ARENA.
The capacity of the stadium is 30,660 and it has been the home of Augsburg since 2009. Augsburg won the Schwaben Cup 13 times and it has to be noted that they were promoted to the Bundesliga for the first time in 2011.
The club qualified for the Europa League 2015/2016 group stages and thanks to a 3-1 win over Partizan in Belgrade they booked their place in the last 32. However, Liverpool proved to be a big catch for the German outfit in the Europa League knockout stages.
Die Fuggerstadter’s main rivals are TSV 1860 Munich and there have always been fireworks when the two teams take on each other.