Our prediction for this DFB Pokal match:
Darmstadt 98 and Hertha BSC face each other at Merck-Stadion am Bollenfalltor in round 2 of the German DFB Pokal. Darmstadt set up a meeting with Hertha by beating Magdeburg on the road, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in Tuesday’s football match. Die Lilien have been having their ups and downs in the 2. Bundesliga this season and, as a result, they sit in the 12th position in the standings after 11 rounds. Hertha, on the other hand, have been in a fine form of late and they did well to hold high-flying Borussia Dortmund to a 2-2 draw at Signal-Iduna-Park in their last league match. The capital club defeated Eintracht Braunschweig on the road in the opening match of their German Cup campaign and we believe that they are going to beat Darmstadt 98 at Merck-Stadion am Bollenfalltor as well.
Highlighted Player (Aytac Sulu):
Aytac Sulu started his youth career at SV Sandhausen. The German footballer, who was born in Heidelberg on 11 December, 1985 played for the first team of SV Sandhausen in the 2004/2005 season, making 10 appearances for the club. In 2005 he joined Bahlinger and after making just 12 appearances for the club between 2005 and 2007 he signed a contract with Hoffenheim. After ending his spell at Hoffenheim in 2009 he moved to Vfr Aalen and he quickly became the captain of the team. He played for the likes of Genclerbirligi and Altach in the past as well and in 2013 he joined his current club Darmstadt. Sulu was born and raised in Germany, but considering that his parents are Turkish, he is eligible to play for both Germany and Turkey. He is a car salesman and there is every chance he will go back to car sales when he retires. The Darmstadt centre back has a contract with the Bundesliga club which expires on 30 June. 2018.
Highlighted Team (Hertha Berlin):
Hertha Berlin is a German football club from the city Berlin which is currently active in the highest German football division the Bundesliga. The club was founded in 1892 and is active in the Bundesliga since 2011//2012. Between 1926 and 1931 Hertha BSC managed to reach 6 times to the final of the Deutsche Meisterschaft which they managed to win 2 times (in 1930 and one year later in 1931).
Hertha Berlin originally played its home games in the Plumpe which got bombed during the WW II. After the bombings Hertha Berlin stated to play their games in the Olympic Stadium in Berlin. The club colors of Hertha Berlin are blue and red and is also known as Die Alte Dame which is the same nickname as Juventus. Next to winning the German national league Hertha Berlin managed to reach to the final in the DFB Pokal in 1977, 1979 and 1993.
Hertha played several times in the UEFA Cup (former Europa League) and qualified for the group stage in the Champions League in the season 1999/2000. Known players that played for Hertha BSC are: Basturk, Deisler, Bobic and Marcelinho.