Our prediction for this DFB Pokal match:
Fortuna Dusseldorf will be aiming to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to Paderborn when they welcome Erzgebirge Aue at their Merkur Spiel-Arena in the DFB Pokal last 32. Fortuna Dusseldorf did well to beat Mainz 1-0 in their previous home game in the Bundesliga, which is certainly giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of Erzgebirge Aue.
The Bundesliga team aim to make amends for a slow start to the season, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at Dirk Schuster’s troops. The visitors failed to impress in a 1-0 loss at Darmstadt in the 2. Bundesliga clash and given their anything but good away record in the German second tier, we predict that the hosts will advance to the DFB Pokal last 16. In their last meeting in a competitive match, Dusseldorf defeated Aue 2-1.
Highlighted Player (Diego Contento):
Diego Contento is a German footballer of Italian descent. Contento, who was born in Munich on May 1, 1990, is well known for playing for Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich. The pacey left-back won three Bundesliga trophies with the Allianz Arena outfit and in 2013 he lifted the Champions League trophy with FCB. Bayern Munich defeated fellow Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund in the title game and that is considered the biggest success of Diego Contento’s career.
After playing 49 games in the German top flight for the Bavarians, the defender moved to Bordeaux in 2014 and he has been playing for les Girondins ever since. Contento has established himself as a first-team regular at Bordeaux and he made 25 appearances for the club in the 2016/2017 Ligue 1 campaign.
The former Bayern Munich footballer played for Germany at youth level and he has two caps for the U17 team, while making four appearances for the U20 squad. Diego Contento’s preferred foot is left and he wears the No 3 shirt.
Highlighted Team (Fortuna Dusseldorf):
Founded on May 5, 1985, Fortuna Dusseldorf are a German side that compete in Bundesliga . The Fingeraner welcome their rivals at their Espirit Arena, the venue that was opened in 2004. The capacity of the stadium is 54,600, but the venue did not host 2016 FIFA World Cup games.
Fortuna Dusseldorf play home games in red shirts and red shorts, with the team wearing white shirts with red stripes and white shorts on the travels. The club did well to win the Western German championship in 1931 and two years later they lifted the trophy in the German championship, which is considered their biggest success.
Speaking of the German Cup, Fortuna Dusseldorf won the DFB-Pokal twice (1979, 1980), while making it to the final of the competition in 1937, 1957, 1958, 1962 and 1978. The likes of Paul Janes, Anton Turek, Stanislaus Kobierski, Klaus Allofs, Ernst Albrecht and Erich Juskowiak are some of notable footballers who played for the Fingeraner in the past.