Our football match prediction:
After the original game was called off due to waterlogged pitch, minnows Sportfreunde Lotte get a new opportunity to try and produce one of the biggest shocks of this year’s DFB Pokal. The third division side have been in good form of late, winning five of last six matches without conceding, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry on Tuesday evening. Borussia Dortmund head into the game hoping to make amends for the 2-1 loss to Hertha Berlin, and it is not difficult to predict they will record a comfortable triumph in midweek. Head coach Thomas Tuchel will not miss the opportunity to rest some of his key men, but that is unlikely to make a difference as Borussia are miles above their opponents in terms of quality and experience, and they have a habit of taking all their games seriously. But, considering that the Millionaires will be facing Ingolstadt on Friday, we expect them to take their foot off gas in the second period.
Highlighted Player (Reus):
Marco Reus is a German football player who was born on 31 May, 1989. The pacey attacking midfielder, who is capable of playing as a winger as well, started his senior career at Rot Weiss Ahlen and it has to be noted that he made 43 league appearances for the club in lower leagues. In 2009 he signed a four-year contract with Borussia M’gladbach and he scored his first Bundesliga goal against Mainz on 28 August, 2009. After impressing with the Fohlen in the 2011/2012 Bundesliga campaign, he joined Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season. He has been playing for the Millionaires ever since and he represents Germany on the international stage as well. However, he was more than unfortunate to miss the 2014 FIFA World Cup with injury when Joachim Low’s team lifted the prestigious trophy. To make things even worse for Marco Reus, he was forced to withdraw from the Germany Euro 2016 squad as well (injury). The German ace has a contract with Borussia Dortmund which expires on 30 June, 2019.
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.