Our prediction for this DFB Pokal match:
It has been six years since Hertha, and Dynamo Dresden last faced each other in a competitive match. Back then, Dynamo Dresden recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Hertha, but this time out, the capital club are regarded as hot favourites to win the DFB Pokal clash. The 2019/2020 Bundesliga campaign has been a mixed bag for Ante Covic’s troops, but since they are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we are tempted to put our money on the capital club.
The 2. Bundesliga side, on the other hand, are on a four-game losing run in the 2. Bundesliga and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Hertha’s party at Olympiastadion. You should know that the visitors failed to find the net in previous three league fixtures. A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be summer signing Dodi Lukebakio, who is likely to prove a handful for the opposition defenders.
Highlighted Player (Mathew Leckie):
Mathew Leckie is an Australian footballer who plays for Koln as a striker. Leckie was born on 4 February, 1991 in Melbourne and he started his youth career at Bulleen Lions. He made 37 league appearances for the Lions at senior level, scoring 15 goals for the club.
In 2009 he joined fellow Australian outfit Adelaide United and he netted eight goals in 35 league appearances for the club between 2009 and 2011. In 2011 he decided to move to Europe as he signed a contract with Bundesliga side Borussia M’gladbach. He scored first goal for the club in a 5-2 win over Aberdeen (friendly) on 9 July, 2011. In 2013 he joined FSV Frankfurt and he played 31 games for the club in the 2. Bundesliga.
On 7 May, 2014 he signed a three-year deal with Ingolstadt and he has been playing for die Schanzer ever since. Matthew Leckie has 13 caps for Australia U-20 and he made his debut for the senior team on 14 November, 2012 in a friendly against Republic of Korea. The 181-cm-tall attacker, who is capable as playing as a winger as well, has a contract with Ingolstadt which expires on 30 June, 2018.
Highlighted Team (Hertha):
Hertha Berlin is a German football club from the city Berlin which is currently active in the highest German football division the Bundesliga. The club was founded in 1892 and is active in the Bundesliga since 2011//2012. Between 1926 and 1931 Hertha BSC managed to reach 6 times to the final of the Deutsche Meisterschaft which they managed to win 2 times (in 1930 and one year later in 1931).
Hertha Berlin originally played its home games in the Plumpe which got bombed during the WW II. After the bombings Hertha Berlin stated to play their games in the Olympic Stadium in Berlin. The club colors of Hertha Berlin are blue and red and is also known as Die Alte Dame which is the same nickname as Juventus. Next to winning the German national league Hertha Berlin managed to reach to the final in the DFB Pokal in 1977, 1979 and 1993.
Hertha played several times in the UEFA Cup (former Europa League) and qualified for the group stage in the Champions League in the season 1999/2000. Known players that played for Hertha BSC are: Basturk, Deisler, Bobic and Marcelinho.