Our prediction for this DFB Pokal match:
A spot in the DFB Pokal last 16 will be at stake when Hannover and Werder Bremen face each other at HDI-Arena on Wednesday night. Hannover have been having their ups and downs in 2. Bundesliga, and as a result, they sit in the 12th position in the standings after 13 rounds. Die Roten are eager to return to the German top flight, but they have big ambitions for the German Cup as well.
Die Werderaner, on the other hand, aim to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Mainz. The Bundesliga side have been playing some low-scoring matches of late, and seeing that under 2.5 goals have been netted in each of Hannover’s previous four league fixtures, we are not expecting goals galore at HDI-Arena. In their last meeting in a competitive match Werder Bremen recorded a 1-0 win over Hannover.
Highlighted Player (Simon Falette):
Simon Falette is a professional footballer who was born in Le Mans, France on February 19, 1992, but he was eligible to play for both France and French Guiana at senior level. Falette decided to represent French Guiana on the international stage, but he has yet to make his debut for the national team.
The 184-cm-tall defender started his club career at Lorient, but he made only one appearance for the first team. After playing 41 games for Lorient B Simon Falette joined Laval on loan in 2012 and in 2013 he signed a loan deal with Brest.
At the end of the 2013/2014 season Simon Falette signed a permanent deal with the Stade Francis-Le Ble outfit and, after making 66 appearances in the league for the club, he moved to Ligue 1 side Metz. The defender scored three goals in 35 appearances for Les Grenats in the 2016/2017 Ligue 1 campaign. His main position is centre-back, whilst his preferred foot is left.
Highlighted Team (Werder Bremen):
Werder Bremen is a German football club from the German city Bremen which holds different divisions next to football. Werder Bremen is playing in the Bundesliga since the start of it. The club was founded in 1899 and is playing its games in the Weserstadion which has a capacity of 43 000 spectators. The club colors of Werder Bremen are green and white. Known nicknames for the club from Bremen are Die Werder and Die Grün-Weißen.
Werder Bremen is a very successful club with 4 Bundesliga titles, 6 DFB Pokals, 4 Super Cups and one UEFA cup. Currently Werder Bremen is not competing for the title or Champions League positions anymore.
Important players in the history of Werder Bremen are: Pizarro, Voller, Klose, Ozil, Ailton and De Bruyne.