Our prediction for this DFB Pokal match:
Vonovia Ruhrstadion will host Wednesday’s DFB Pokal game between Bochum and Freiburg, the two Bundesliga sides. Bochum aim to make amends for a 1-0 loss to Leipzig, and they are likely to fight tooth and nail against Freiburg. Experienced forward Simon Zoller should be the only absentee in the home team, while all Locadia, Holtmann, and Antwi-Adjei are pushing for a start.
Christian Streich’s troops, on the other hand, rolled over Hertha Berlin 3-0 in their last league fixture, with the team moving closer to the Champions League berth. Freiburg are more of a team than Freiburg, but seeing that Thomas Reis’ troops are tough to beat at home, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. As for the visitors, both Holer and Schade are pushing for recalls after they got their names on the scoresheet in the triumph over the capital club.
Highlighted Player (Nils Petersen):
Son to a football coach, Andreas, the Freiburg striker Nils Petersen is a physical forward best known for his clinical finishing. A former Bayern Munich striker never got a chance to prove his worth with Bundesliga giants and had to take a long road to prominence which included loan spells at Werder Bremen and Freiburg, before penning a permanent deal with Die Breisaguer in 2015.
Petersen’s impressive exploits during the 2017/18 season helped him get into Germany’s provisional FIFA World Cup 2018 squad although his father Andreas would argue it was his personal influence that helped Joachim Loew write his son’s name in the 23-man list. Namely, Andres Piteresen spotted the Germany manager on a beach in January and decided to ask him about his son’s chances of making it into Germany World Cup squad.
Piteresen was rewarded with his senior Germany cap in an Austria friendly but unfortunately for his father missed out on the final squad for the tournament in Russia.
Highlighted Team (Freiburg):
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Freiburg made it to the German Cup semis in the 2012/2013 DFB Pokal campaign, but their local rivals
The likes of Levan Kobiashvili, Papiss Cisse, Sascha Rieter, Joachim Low, Zlatan Bajramovic, Mohammadaou Idrissou, Roda Antar, Sebastian Kehl, Richard Golz are the notable footballers who played for Augsburg in the past. It is well known that Joachim Low helped Germany win the 2014 FIFA World Cup as a coach.