Our prediction for this DFB Pokal match:
Buoyed by back-to-back wins over Schalke and Stuttgart, Leipzig will be aiming to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they take on Hoffenheim in the German Cup last 16. The Red Bulls have been scoring goals for fun of late, and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. Emil Forsberg is pushing for a start as Dani Olmo limped off with injury at the weekend, while all Christopher Nkunku, Abdou Diallo, and Peter Gulacsi remain in the recovery room.
Meanwhile, Hoffenheim experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 4-1 loss to Borussia M’gladbach, which is yet another reason why we are going to put our money on Leipzig. As for the away side, Kevin Akpoguma is back from suspension, but all Angelo Stiller, Kevin Vogt, Jacob Bruun Larsen, Grischa Promel, and Robert Skov are sidelined with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Timo Werner):
Timo Werner is a German starlet, who began his senior career at Vfb Stuttgart. The German forward, who was born in Stuttgart on March 6, 1996, scored 13 goals in 95 appearances in the league for Die Schwaben and in 2016 he moved to fellow Bundesliga side Leipzig and he impressed with the Red Bulls in the 2016/2017 Bundesliga campaign, scoring 21 goals in the process.
To make things even better for the talented attacker, he represented Germany at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and it has to be noted that he provided an assist for Lars Stindl in the title game. Despite the fact that coach Joachim Low rested star players at the tournament in Russia, the Germans eventually won the trophy.
Timo Werner played for the Germany U17 team as well and he won the silver medal with die Mannschaft at the 2012 UEFA European Championship. His main position is centre forward, but he is used as a winger as well. Timo Werner’s contract with Leipzig should expire on June 30, 2020.
Highlighted Team (Hoffenheim):
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim is a German sport club from Hoffenheim in the Baden-Wurttemberg region. The football division played in season 2001/2002 for the first time in the Regionalliga Sud: the third highest football division in Germany. In 2007 the club managed to get to the 2. Bundesliga. One year later in 2007/2008 the club even managed to reach the Bundesliga .
Hoffenheim plays its home games in the Rhein-Neckar-Arena Rhein-Neckar-Arena which was built in 1999. The venue holds a capacity of 32 000 and is one of the most modern stadiums in Germany. The club colors of Hoffenheim are blue and white. The most known nickname for the club is Hoffe. The most famous football player that played for Hoffenheim was Luiz Gustavo.