Our prediction for this DFB Pokal match:
A place in the DFB Pokal last 16 will be at stake when MSV Duisburg and Hoffenheim face each other at Schauinsland-Reisen-Arena on Tuesday evening. MSV Duisburg compete in the 3. Liga, but they are seen as one of the main favourites to secure automatic promotion to the 2. Bundesliga. The Zebras have been in a subtle form in the league of late, with the team beating the likes of Kaiserslautern (3-1) and Wurzburger Kickers (2-0).
Considering that they are tough to beat at home, Torsten Lieberknecht’s charges are capable of making life difficult for the Bundesliga side in the German Cup clash. Hoffenheim have been having their ups and downs in the German top flight this season, and as a result, they sit in the middle of the table ahead of the trip to Duisburg. A close encounter is on the cards at Schauinsland-Reisen-Arena, and we are tempted to put our money on draw.
Highlighted Player (Pavel Kaderabek):
Pavel Kaderabek is a Czech Republic defender born on 25 April 1992, who has enjoyed a bright start to his professional career. Coming through the youth ranks at Sparta Prague and gaining some first team experience during a loan spell with Viktoria Zizkov, the right-sided defender was finally able to show what he is capable of during the 2012/2013 season and he didn’t need a lot of time to make the next step in his career.
After scoring impressive 10 goals in 76 league appearances for Sparta Prague, Kaderabek joined Bundesliga side Hoffenheim in the summer of 2015, shortly after he had established himself as a starting right-back in the Czech Republic national team.
The talented footballer helped Repre make it to the Euro 2016 finals by starting 9 qualifying matches, once again proving his killer instinct by scoring two goals. Pavel Kaderabek looks set to become one of leading players of the new generation and a big club move may not be far away either.
Highlighted Team (Hoffenheim):
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim is a German sport club from Hoffenheim in the Baden-Wurttemberg region. The football division played in season 2001/2002 for the first time in the Regionalliga Sud: the third highest football division in Germany. In 2007 the club managed to get to the 2. Bundesliga. One year later in 2007/2008 the club even managed to reach the Bundesliga .
Hoffenheim plays its home games in the Rhein-Neckar-Arena Rhein-Neckar-Arena which was built in 1999. The venue holds a capacity of 32 000 and is one of the most modern stadiums in Germany. The club colors of Hoffenheim are blue and white. The most known nickname for the club is Hoffe. The most famous football player that played for Hoffenheim was Luiz Gustavo.