Our prediction for this DFB Pokal match:
Fritz-Walter-Stadion will host Wednesday’s football game between Kaiserslautern and Nurnberg, the two teams who are vying for a place in the German Cup last 16. Kaiserslautern are on a quest to bring glory days to Fritz-Walter-Stadion, but they made a slow start to the season. The Red Devils have been totally out of form of late, with the team sitting in the relegation zone in the 3. Liga standings ahead of the visit of Nurnberg.
The visitors are on a three-game winless run in the 2. Bundesliga, but they are surely capable of matching the out-of-form hosts in the DFB Pokal. A close encounter is on the cards in Kaiserslautern, and we predict that the winner will be decided in extra-time or after penalties. You should bear in mind that the two clubs played out a 1-1 draw in their last meeting in a competitive match.
Highlighted Player (Hanno Behrens):
Hanno Behrens is a German footballer who was born in Elmshorn (West Germany) on March 26, 1990. Behrens played for the likes of FC Elmshorn 1920 and Hamburger SV before making his senior debut with Hamburger SV II in 2008. After scoring seven goals in 79 appearances for die Rothosen, Behrens joined SV Darmstadt 98 in 2012.
The defensive midfielder was part of Darmstadt from 2012 to 2015, when he signed a contract with 1. FC Nurnberg. The German footballer has been playing for der Ruhmreiche ever since and it is important to note that he scored 15 goals in 36 appearances for the club in 2. Bundesliga in the 2017/2018 season. Hanno Behrens did well to score for Nurnberg in a 2-0 win over Sandhausen on May 6, 2018, which helped the Bavarian side clinch promotion to the German top flight.
However, despite establishing himself as one of 1. FC Nurnberg key players, Hanno Behrens has yet to make his debut for Germany national team.
Highlighted Team (Nurnberg):
FC Nurnberg are a German club which was founded back in May, 1900. Der Ruhmreiche play their home games at Max-Morlock-Stadion, which was both built and opened in 1928. The stadium can hold up to 50,000 spectators, but it has to be noted that the capacity of the venue is 44,308 for international matches.
Nurnberg were the dominant force in German football in 1920s, with the team clinching five trophies during that period (1919/1920, 1920/1921, 1923/1924, 1924/1925, 1926/1927).
The Ruhmreiche won the national championships in 1936, 1948, 1960 and 1968 as well, with the team finishing the season as runners-up on three occasions (1934, 1937, 1962). Speaking of the club’s recent history, Nurnberg did well to win the German Cup in 2007, with the team beating Stuttgart in the title game. Speaking of the club’s European success, it has to be noted that the Bavarians played in the European Cup quarter-finals in 1962. Schalke are considered one of the club’s main rivals.