Our prediction for this DFB Pokal match:
Leipzig will be looking to get their revenge on Borussia Dortmund for a 3-2 Bundesliga loss when the two sides take on each other in the German Cup final on Thursday. The Red Bulls failed to win their first ever Bundesliga title, but they could save the season by beating Edin Terzic’s men in the DFB Pokal final. All Adams, Nkunku, Samardzic, and Szoboszlai are likely to miss the decider with injuries, but boss Julian Nagelsmann can count on key players for Thursday’s showdown.
Borussia Dortmund, on the other hand, could be without star attacker Erling Haland in the German Cup final, but the 20-year-old will be assessed ahead of the kick-off. Anyhow, home win should be considered as Borussia Dortmund’s main goal is to secure a top-four Bundesliga finish. The likes of Zagadou, Witsel, Schmelzer, Moukoko, Morey, and Hitz are out of contention for the visiting team as well.
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).
Highlighted Team (Borussia Dortmund):
1909 by eighteen footballers from Dortmund. Die Schwarzgelben (The Black and Yellows) play their home games at Signal Iduna Park, but the stadium’s original name is Westfalenstadion. The capacity of Borussia’s home ground is 81,539 and it has to be noted that the stadium was opened in 1974. BVB have the highest average attendance in the world of football.
Borussia Dortmund have won eight Bundesliga trophies, while clinching the German Cup title three times.
However, the club’s biggest success came in 1997 when they outplayed Juventus in the Champions League final. Karl-Heinz Riedle scored a brace for BVB in the 3-1 win over Juve, with Lars Ricken finding the net in the title game as well. Borussia’s biggest rivals are Schalke 04 and the two teams square off against each other in the Revierderby.