Our prediction for this DFB Pokal match:
After shocking Freiburg in round 2 of the DFB Pokal, Holstein Kiel will be looking to claim yet another major scalp in the German Cup when they host Augsburg at their Holstein-Stadion. The 2. Bundesliga side are determined to return to the German elite division, but they have big ambitions for the DFB Pokal as well. It is well known that Holstein Kiel are tough to beat at home and seeing that Augsburg are not considered good travelers, we believe that the hosts are going to grab something from Wednesday’s football game. The Bundesliga side did well to crush Mainz 3-0 at home in the national championship at the weekend, but given their poor away record, we predict that they are going to play out a draw with the 2. Bundesliga team after 90 minutes. Taking everything into account, the winner is likely to be decided after extra-time.
Highlighted Player (Alfred Finnbogason):
Born in Grindavik in 1989, Alfred Finnbogason is one of the most prolific strikers in the history of Icelandic football, as the well-travelled forward has been scoring goals for fun throughout his career. His talent was first spotted at Breidablik, where two very successful campaign helped him move to Lokeren, where he did not spent a lot of time and soon signed for Helsingborgs. The return of 12 goals in 17 league outings for the Swedish giants soon secured him a move to Heerenveen, where he would go on to play the best football of his career, scoring remarkable 53 goals in 65 Eredivisie matches. Finnbogason somewhat struggled during spells with Real Sociedad and Olympiakos, but managed to kick-start his career at Augsburg, just in time to help Iceland on their first ever European Championship appearance. The prolific striker has been a member of the country’s national team since 2010, making over 30 appearances and scoring quite a few goals despite the fact that he was not always considered a first team regular.
Highlighted Team (Augsburg):
Augsburg are a German football club founded in Augsburg, Bavaria back in 1907. Die Fuggerstadter play in German Bundesliga and with 12,200 members they are regarded as the largest football club in Bavaria. Augsburg wear white shirts and they host their rivals at WWK ARENA.
The capacity of the stadium is 30,660 and it has been the home of Augsburg since 2009. Augsburg won the Schwaben Cup 13 times and it has to be noted that they were promoted to the Bundesliga for the first time in 2011.
The club qualified for the Europa League 2015/2016 group stages and thanks to a 3-1 win over Partizan in Belgrade they booked their place in the last 32. However, Liverpool proved to be a big catch for the German outfit in the Europa League knockout stages.
Die Fuggerstadter’s main rivals are TSV 1860 Munich and there have always been fireworks when the two teams take on each other.