Our prediction for this DFB Pokal match:
HDI-Arena will host Tuesday’s football match between Hannover and Wolfsburg, the Bundesliga sides who face each other in the German Cup round 2. Hannover aim to bounce back from a 2-1 Bundesliga loss to Augsburg and the fact that they outclassed Karlsruher 6-0 in the opening match of their DFB Pokal campaign is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of Wolfsburg. The Wolves, on the other hand, did well to beat Fortuna Dusseldorf 3-0 in their last league match, with the team putting an end to their six-game winless run in the German top flight. Anyhow, seeing that Tuesday’s clash will be played at HDI-Arena, a close encounter is on the cards and we predict that the winner will be decided after extra-time. You should bear in mind that under 2.5 goals were netted in each of their last three meetings in all competitions.
Highlighted Player (Michael Esser):
Michael Esser is a German footballer who plays for Hannover 96 as a goalkeeper. Esser played for the likes of VfR Rauxel, VfB Habinghorst, Vfl Bochum and SpVgg Erkenschwick during his youth career and he played 24 games for Vfl Bochum at senior level. After making 36 appearances in the league for Sturm Graz in the 2015/2016 season the 198-cm-tall shoot-stopper returned to Germany, signing a deal with Darmstadt 98.
Michael Esser played 28 games for die Lilien in the league and at the end of the 2016/2017 season he joined Hannover 96. The Hannover shoot-stopper was born in Castrop-Rauxel, Germany on November 22, 1987 and his contract with Die Roten should expire on June 30, 2020.
Michael Esser kept three clean sheets, while conceding 50 goals in the 2016/2017 Bundesliga campaign. The experienced goalkeeper, whose preferred foot is right, has yet to make his debut for Germany national football team.
Highlighted Team (Wolfsburg):
Wolfsburg are a German football club founded in the aftermath of the World War II (1945). Die Wolfe (The Wolves) wear green and white shirts and they play their home games at Volkswagen Arena. The capacity of the stadium is 30,000 and it was opened on 13 December, 2002.
It is well known that German car manufacturer Volkswagen are the club’s main sponsors. Wolfsburg won the Bundesliga trophy in 2009 and the likes of Edin Dzeko, Grafite and Zvjezdan Misimovic were part of the club’s golden generation.
You should bear in mind that Grafite and Dzeko scored 54 goals between each other in the 2008/2009 Bundesliga campaign and that the team clinched the trophy thanks to a 5-1 win over Werder Bremen on 23 May, 2009. Die Wolfe won the German Cup trophy in 2015, with the team beating star-studded Borussia Dortmund 3-1 in the title game. Wolfsburg are a team that has no bitter rivals in German football.