Our prediction for this DFB Pokal match:
Borussia Dortmund and Ingolstadt face each other in a David-vs-Goliath clash in the German Cup last 32. The Bundesliga side head into the match following a 3-1, and they are seen as hot favourites to win the DFB Pokal clash. Even though Erling Haland has been struggling with injury of late, anything but a routine home win would be a major surprise. Summer signing Donyell Malen is widely expected to lead the line for the hosts.
Ingolstadt, on the other hand, are stuck at the bottom of the 2. Bundesliga, with the team collecting only five points from possible 33 in the process. The 2. Bundesliga outfit have been struggling at the back in the first half of the season, and they are unlikely to spoil Borussia Dortmund’s party at Signal Iduna Park. Dennis Eckert is injured for the visitors.
Highlighted Player (Mats Hummels):
The German central defender Mats Hummels soccer since 1995 in the youth of Bayern Munich. At this club in 2007 he makes his debut in professional football but the real breakthrough to rival Borussia Dortmund. After just one game in the first team to have played Bayren Munich leaves Hummels in 2008 first on a rental basis, later permanently to another German club, Borussia Dortmund. Dortmund paid the club from Munich in 2009 a transfer fee of 4 million euros.
In the 2010-2011 season playing Hummels in the base and he stands out with its excellent playmaking, tackles and defensive actions. Mats comes to 32 league matches, scoring five goals and win the league title with Borussia. He is then seen as one of the best defenders in the Bundesliga. The league title is won in the 2011-2012 season. This time with 81 points, an absolute Bundesliga record.
Mats Hummels plays his first match for Germany on May 13, 2010. He is the game in the second half for Serdar Tasci when playing at home against England (3-0). During the Euro 2012 play Hummels all matches. Germany is in the semi-final by Italy (1-2).
Highlighted Team (Ingolstadt):
Ingolstadt is a German football club from the city Ingolstadt which is located in the Bayern region. The club was founded in 2004 after a fusion between ESV Ingolstadt and MTV Ingolstadt. In the season 2014/2015 Ingolstadt managed to qualify for the Bundesliga for the first time in the clubs history. FC Ingolstadt plays it’s home games in the Audi-Sportpark stadium which holds a capacity of 15 500 seats and is one of the smallest stadiums in the highest German football division.
The club colours of Ingolstadt are red and black which is a combination of the ESV Ingolstadt and MTV Ingolstadt kit. Ingolstadt is known as Die Schanzer by it’s fans. In the club history Ingolstadt didn’t manage to win any prizes. The bigest achievement of the club was on Sunday 17th of May 2015 where the club got promoted to the Bundesliga after beating Red Bull Leipzig and got crowned as the champion of the 2.Bundesliga.
The achievements of Ingolstadt are very impressive for a club that is only active since 2004. Currently Ingolstadt doesn’t have any very known players. Manager Ralph-Hasenhuttl does have a legendary status in Ingolstadt being the manager who promoted his club to the Bundesliga.