Our prediction for this DFB Pokal match:
Leipzig will be looking to build on the Bundesliga win over Bayer Leverkusen when they take on Bochum at Red Bull Arena in the German Cup last 16. The Red Bulls are a real force to be reckoned with at home, and even though boss Julian Nagelsmann is going to mix the squad against Bochum, home win should be considered. The likes of Forsberg, Hartmann, Henrichs, Laimer, and Szoboszlai are all out of contention with injuries.
Bochum, on the other hand, are determined to return to Bundesliga, and, no doubt, the club’s main goal is to secure a top-two finish in the German second tier. Since Leipzig have slim chances of winning the Bundesliga title, we are positive that they will give 100% to go all the way in the DFB Pokal. In their last meeting in a competitive match Leipzig outplayed Bochum 3-1.
Highlighted Player (Willi Orban):
Willi Orban was born on 3 November, 1992 in Kaiserslautern, Germany. Orban plays as a centre back, but he can operate as a defensive midfielder as well. The 185-cm-tall footballer is a product of Kaiserslautern’s youth academy and he played 35 league games for the reserve team between 2011 and 2013.
Orban made his debut for the first team in 2011, against Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich. The Kaiserslautern footballer made 68 league appearances for Kaiserslautern, scoring 7 goals for the German outfit between 2011 and 2015, but in May 2015 he signed a contract with Leipzig. Kaislerslautern fans were very angry with the defender when he decided to join die Bullen.
Willi Orban has two caps for Germany U21, but he has yet to make his debut for the senior team. He has a contract with Leipzig, which expires on 30 June, 2019. Willi Orban has a dual citizenship (Germany, Hungary).