Our prediction for this DFB Pokal match:
Preussen Munster will be looking to claim a major scalp in the German Cup last 32 when they take on Hertha Berlin at their Preussenstadion on Tuesday evening. The Regionalliga clash aim to build on a 2-1 win over Bonner, but they will have a mountain to climb in the DFB Pokal game. Hertha Berlin are eyeing their third consecutive league win, and they are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach in the Preussenstadion match.
All Maolida, Ekkelenkamp, and Selke are pushing for a start, while both Klunter and Torunarigha are sidelined with injuries. Anyhow, Hertha are more of a team than Preussen Munster, and we predict that the visitors will prove their worth on the field. When the two teams met in the DFB Pokal back in 2009 Hertha eliminated Preussen Munster, and we predict that the history is going to repeat itself.
Highlighted Player (Alexander Schwolow):
One of the key cogs in Freiburg’s push for Bundesliga survival in 2017/18, Alexander Schwolow remains remembered for his impressive displays against some of league’s biggest sides which proved decisive in his team’s relegation battle.
A product of Freiburg academy, Alexander Schwolow was forced to work for his place under the spotlight and it wasn’t until his loan spell in the Third Division with Armenia Bielefeld in 2014 that Schwolow earned his place between the sticks at his parent club. His stock went through a rapid rise in 2016/17 campaign when Alexander Schwolow played a great part in his team’s seventh-place finish and a place in the UEFA Europa league qualification.
Schwolow’s impressive goalkeeping exploits got his name written in the notebook of some of Europe’s biggest clubs and it is fair to say we could see his move abroad in foreseeable future. Alexander Schwolow represented Germany in U18, U19 and U20 categories but has yet to earn a senior cap.
Highlighted Team (Hertha):
Hertha Berlin is a German football club from the city Berlin which is currently active in the highest German football division the Bundesliga. The club was founded in 1892 and is active in the Bundesliga since 2011//2012. Between 1926 and 1931 Hertha BSC managed to reach 6 times to the final of the Deutsche Meisterschaft which they managed to win 2 times (in 1930 and one year later in 1931).
Hertha Berlin originally played its home games in the Plumpe which got bombed during the WW II. After the bombings Hertha Berlin stated to play their games in the Olympic Stadium in Berlin. The club colors of Hertha Berlin are blue and red and is also known as Die Alte Dame which is the same nickname as Juventus. Next to winning the German national league Hertha Berlin managed to reach to the final in the DFB Pokal in 1977, 1979 and 1993.
Hertha played several times in the UEFA Cup (former Europa League) and qualified for the group stage in the Champions League in the season 1999/2000. Known players that played for Hertha BSC are: Basturk, Deisler, Bobic and Marcelinho.