Our prediction for this DFB Pokal match:
Stadion im Borussia-Park will host Wednesday’s football match between Borussia M’gladbach and Bayer Leverkusen. Borussia M’gladbach have defeated the likes of Rot-Weiss Essen and Fortuna Dusseldorf on their way to the last 16, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry against Bayer Leverkusen. It has been 22 years since die Fohlen won their last German Cup trophy and, no doubt, they are eager to regain the title. Unlikely previous seasons, Dieter Hecking’s men have been struggling at home ground in the 2017/2018 Bundesliga campaign and that is the main reason why we are not tempted to put our money on the hosts. Bayer Leverkusen have been in a fine form in the German top flight of late and we predict they will advance to the DFB Pokal quarter-finals. In their previous away game in the German Cup Bayer outplayed Karlsruher at Wildparkstadion, but it has to be noted that the Bundesliga side scored three goals in the extra time (3-0).
Highlighted Player (Yann Sommer):
After making 133 league appearances for Basel between 2007 and 2014, Yann Sommer joined Borussia Monchengladbach on March, 2014. The Swiss goalkeeper signed a five-year deal with the Bundesliga outfit and he was signed to replace Marc-Andre ter Stegen, who joined Barcelona. Sommer made 34 appearances for Borussia M’gladbach in the 2014/2015 season and it has to be noted that he managed to keep 15 clean sheets. As a result, die Fohlen finished the season in third place in the standings. The Swiss shoot-stopper, though, was not as successful in the 2015/2016 season, keeping just 5 clean sheets, while conceding 50 goals in the process. Sommer made his Switzerland debut on 30 May, 2012 in a 1-0 loss to Romania and he represented the Rossocrociati at both 2014 FIFA World Cup and Euro 2016. The shoot-stopper made 8 appearances for Switzerland on the road to Euro 2016 and he conceded eight goals in the process. Sommer played four games for the Rossocrociati at the tournament in France, conceding two goals, while keeping two clean sheets.
Highlighted Team (Bayer Leverkusen):
Bayer 04 Leverkusen is a German football club from the city Leverkusen in the North Rhine-Westphalia region. The home kit of Bayer Leverkusen is black and red. The club is playing his home games in the Bay Arena.
Bayer Leverkusen started to play in the Bundesliga from season 1979/1980. In 1988 Bayer Leverkusen managed to win the UEFA Cup by beating Espanyol in the final with 1-0. In the national league Bayer Leverkusen has been the most successful in the last couple of years with the 2nd place as their best performance.
Bayer Leverkusen never managed to win the league title. The current biggest rival of Bayer Leverkusen is 1. Koln. Next to football Bayer Leverkusen has a volleyball and basketball division as well. Currently Bayer Leverkusen is one of the biggest teams in the Bundesliga. Known players that played for Bayer Leverkusen are: Michael Ballack, Rudi Voller, Lucio and Arturo Vidal.