Our prediction for this DFB Pokal match:
Borussia Dortmund and Holstein Kiel square off against each other at Signal Iduna Park in what is expected to be a David-vs-Goliath clash. Borussia Dortmund are on a four-game winning run in the Bundesliga, and it is no wonder they are seen as hot favourites to win the DFB Pokal semifinal. A man to watch in the home team will be Erling Haland, who scored a brace in the 2-0 win over Wolfsburg, while Mats Hummels returns from the Bundesliga ban.
Holstein Kiel, on the other hand, are fully focused on securing automatic promotion to the elite division. In their last meeting in the German Cup Borussia Dortmund rolled over Holstein Kiel, and we predict that the history is going to repeat itself. The 2. Bundesliga side are after their first ever DFB Pokal final, but given Borussia Dortmund’s current form, the underdogs are unlikely to make a miracle at Signal Iduna Park.
Highlighted Player (Marco Reus):
Marco Reus is a German football player who was born on 31 May, 1989. The pacey attacking midfielder, who is capable of playing as a winger as well, started his senior career at Rot Weiss Ahlen and it has to be noted that he made 43 league appearances for the club in lower leagues.
In 2009 he signed a four-year contract with Borussia M’gladbach and he scored his first Bundesliga goal against Mainz on 28 August, 2009. After impressing with the Fohlen in the 2011/2012 Bundesliga campaign, he joined Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season. He has been playing for the Millionaires ever since and he represents Germany on the international stage as well.
However, he was more than unfortunate to miss the 2014 FIFA World Cup with injury when Joachim Low’s team lifted the prestigious trophy. To make things even worse for Marco Reus, he was forced to withdraw from the Germany Euro 2016 squad as well (injury). The German ace has a contract with Borussia Dortmund which expires on 30 June, 2019.