Our prediction for this DFB Pokal match:
All eyes will be on Signal-Iduna-Park when Borussia Dortmund and Borussia M’gladbach face each other in the DFB Pokal derby on Wednesday evening. The Millionaires head into the game following a goalless draw with their local rivals Borussia Dortmund in the Ruhr derby, and they surely want to return to winning ways. Even though head coach Lucien Favre is likely to mix the squad against die Fohlen, home win should be considered as Borussia M’gladbach suit Borussia Dortmund. In each of their last nine meetings in the Bundesliga Lucien Favre’s team emerged triumphant, and we do not believe that the visitors are capable of putting an end to the negative trend.
Borussia M’gladbach are not regarded as good travelers, which is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on Marco Reus and Co. When the two teams met in the German top flight earlier this month, Borussia Dortmund recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Borussia M’gladbach.
Highlighted Player (Lukasz Piszczek):
Born on 3rd June 1985, Lukasz Piszczek is one of Poland’s most famous footballers at the moment, having made a name for himself thanks to some impressive performances for Borussia Dortmund. The full-back’s talent was spotted early on by Hertha scouts, and it is important to note that he began his career as a striker, winning the top goalscorer award at the Under-19 Euro in 2004.
Following some excellent displays at said tournament, Piszczek was signed by Hertha, but he would go on to spend next three years on loan at Zaglebie Lubin. After returning to the club, the Polish footballer played on the left wing, but then switched to right-back as Arne Friedrich got injured and has played there ever since.
In May 2010, Piszczek signed for Borussia Dortmund on a free transfer and has since developed into one of world’s leading right-sided defenders, sparking interest from clubs like Real Madrid and Manchester United. The full-back made over 45 appearances for the national team since he was handed his debut in 2007, representing his country at three successive European Championship finals.
Highlighted Team (Monchengladbach ):
Borussia Monchengladbach is a German football club founded in 1900 in West Germany. The club is currently playing in the highest German football division: The Bundesliga. The club from Northrine Westfalia hosts its home games in the Borussia-Park stadium. The Borussia Park stadium is one of the biggest stadiums in Germany and holds a capacity of 55 000 spectators.
The club colors of Borussia Monchengladbach are black and white. The most known nickname for Borussia Monchengladbach is Die Fohlen which literally means the foals. Borussia Monchengladbach is one of the most successful clubs in Germany holding the German title for 5 times. The DFB Pokal 3 times and the UEFA cup 2 times.
The are a lot of world class players with a Borussia Monchengladbach history such as: Thorgan Hazard, Effenberg, ter Stegen, BIerhoff, Matthaus, Heynckes, Reus and Elber.