Our prediction for this DFB Pokal match:
Leipzig will look to book their place in the German Cup quarter-finals when they take on Hansa Rostock at their Red Bull Arena on Wednesday evening. The Red Bulls have been showing signs of improvement of late, with the team beating both Mainz (4-1) and Stuttgart (2-0) in the previous two league fixtures, and it is no wonder the bookies see them as hot favourites to win the German Cup clash.
Both Haidara and Moriba are on international duty, but fit-again forward Dani Olmo should be recalled to the starting XI. The visitors, on the other hand, failed to impress in a 1-0 loss to Hannover, and seeing that Leipzig have turned their Red Bull Arena into a real fortress, home win should be considered. In their last meeting in a competitive match, back in 2014, Leipzig defeated Hansa 1-0.
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).