Our prediction for this DFB Pokal match:
After recording a come-from-behind 3-2 win over Borussia M’gladbach, Leipzig will be aiming to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they take on Wolfsburg in the DFB Pokal quarter-finals. The Red Bulls are on a five-game winning run in the Bundesliga, and, no doubt, they are high on confidence ahead of the visit of Wolfsburg. Angelino, who was surprisingly left out of the squad at the weekend, is rated doubtful for the DFB Pokal clash.
The Wolves, on the other hand, aim to build on back-to-back wins over Arminia Bielefeld (3-0) and Hertha Berlin (2-0). Oliver Glasner’s troops are eyeing their ninth consecutive clean sheet in all competitions, but preventing Leipzig from scoring at Red Bull Arena is easier said than done. Anyhow, a close encounter is on the cards, and we are tempted to put our money on draw. USA international John Brooks returns from suspension.
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 (Wolfsburg):
Wolfsburg are a German football club founded in the aftermath of the World War II (1945). Die Wolfe (The Wolves) wear green and white shirts and they play their home games at Volkswagen Arena. The capacity of the stadium is 30,000 and it was opened on 13 December, 2002.
It is well known that German car manufacturer Volkswagen are the club’s main sponsors. Wolfsburg won the Bundesliga trophy in 2009 and the likes of Edin Dzeko, Grafite and Zvjezdan Misimovic were part of the club’s golden generation.
You should bear in mind that Grafite and Dzeko scored 54 goals between each other in the 2008/2009 Bundesliga campaign and that the team clinched the trophy thanks to a 5-1 win over Werder Bremen on 23 May, 2009. Die Wolfe won the German Cup trophy in 2015, with the team beating star-studded Borussia Dortmund 3-1 in the title game. Wolfsburg are a team that has no bitter rivals in German football.