Our prediction for this DFB Pokal match:
After rolling over 1860 Munchen 3-0 in their DFB Pokal opener, Borussia Dortmund will look to book their place in the last 16 when they face Hannover at Heinz-von-Heiden-Arena. Edin Terzic’s troops aim to bounce back from an unpleasant 2-0 loss to Union Berlin, and we are positive that the Bundesliga side will take Wednesday’s clash very seriously. Edin Terzic should opt to make changes to the team that faced the capital club, with fit-again Marco Reus pushing for a start.
Julian Brandt and Donyell Malen should be recalled to the starting XI as well. Die Roten, on the other hand, quickly bounced back from a 2-1 loss to Heidenheim, with the team beating Arminia Bielefeld 2-0 in their last league match. Hannover, though, will have a much bigger fish to fry against Borussia Dortmund, who are desperate to make amends for the defeat to Union Berlin. Experienced midfielder Sebastian Ernst should be the only absentee in the home team.
Highlighted Player (Ron-Robert Zieler):
Ron-Robert Zieler is a 188-cm-tall goalkeeper who plays for FC Koln as a goalkeeper. Zieler was born in Koln, Germany on February 12, 1989 and he began his career at his home-town club Viktoria Koln. German shoot-stopper moved to the youth team of FC Koln in 1999 and six years later he was spotted by Manchester United scouts.
In 2005 Ron-Robert Zieler signed for the famous Premier League club and it has to be noted that he made 22 appearances for Man Utd U18 team. He made his first team debut for the Red Devils in a League Cup win over Middlesbrough on September 23, 2008. Zieler moved to Germany in 2010, signing a two-year deal with Hannover 96. However, he spent six years at the club (2010-2016), making 185 appearances in the league for die Roten and in the summer of 2016 he returned to England.
The German goalkeeper signed a deal with Leicester City, but, after playing only nine games in the Premier League for the Foxes he moved to VfB Stuttgart on July 11, 2017.
Highlighted Team (Borussia Dortmund):
1909 by eighteen footballers from Dortmund. Die Schwarzgelben (The Black and Yellows) play their home games at Signal Iduna Park, but the stadium’s original name is Westfalenstadion. The capacity of Borussia’s home ground is 81,539 and it has to be noted that the stadium was opened in 1974. BVB have the highest average attendance in the world of football.
Borussia Dortmund have won eight Bundesliga trophies, while clinching the German Cup title three times.
However, the club’s biggest success came in 1997 when they outplayed Juventus in the Champions League final. Karl-Heinz Riedle scored a brace for BVB in the 3-1 win over Juve, with Lars Ricken finding the net in the title game as well. Borussia’s biggest rivals are Schalke 04 and the two teams square off against each other in the Revierderby.