Our prediction for this DFB Pokal match:
A place in the DFB Pokal semis will be at stake when Paderborn and Hamburger SV take on each other at Benteler-Arena on Tuesday evening. Paderborn booked their place in the quarter-finals by beating the likes of Ingolstadt, Chemie Leipzig and MSV Duisburg and they are eager to give fans yet another reason for celebration. The 2. Bundesliga side sit in fourth position in the standings ahead of the German Cup clash and it has to be noted that they recorded four wins in previous five home fixtures. HSV, on the other hand, are on the right track to return to the German top flight and it seems as if they will be fully focused on the 2. Bundesliga in the season finale. Hamburger did well to beat Nurnberg in the last 16 of the DFB Pokal, but we are tempted to put our money on Paderborn this time out as they are a real force to be reckoned with at home.
Highlighted Player (Aaron Hunt):
Aaron Hunt began his youth career at Vfl Oker and in 1997 he moved to Goslarer SC 08. In 2001 Werder Bremen scouts spotted him and he soon moved to the Weserstadion outfit. After playing 37 games for the reserve team, he made his debut for Werder Bremen on 18 September, 2004, coming as a substitute against Hannover.
Hunt played for Werder Bremen between 2004 and 2014 and on 26 May, 2014 he signed a contract with Wolfsburg. The pacey winger, who is capable of playing as an attacking midfielder as well, made his Wolfsburg debut on 17 August, 2014 in a German Cup match against Darmstadt 98. Hunt made just 17 league appearances for the Wolves in the 2014/2015 Bundesliga campaign and at the end of the season he joined Hamburg.
The experienced footballer, who was born on 4 September, 1986, has 13 caps for Germany U21 and he made his debut for the German national team on 18 November, 2009 against Ivory Coast. His father is German, whilst his mother is English.
Highlighted Team (Hamburg SV):
Hamburg was founded in 1919 out of a fusion of 3 different football clubs from Hamburg. Because of the fusion the Hamburg SV have 4 official club colours which all are in the current home kit of the club. Hamburg SV is playing in the Bundesliga since the national league officialy started. Hamburg SV never played in another league than the Bundesliga. The best results of Hamburg SV were in the eighties where the club won the national league 2 times and the Europa Cup 1 once.
Since 1963 Hamburg is playing their home games in the Volksparstadium. In 1998 Hamburg SV changed to a new venue where the capacity 57 000 is. This is the venue where Hamburg SV is playing right now and is called the Imtech Arena. Because of international legislation the capacity in European games is 51500.
Known former players that played for Hamburg SV are: Van der Vaart, Beckenbauer, Ze Roberto, Guerrero and Felix Magath.