Our prediction for this DFB Pokal match:
A spot in the DFB Pokal last 16 will be at stake when Sandhausen and Freiburg face each other at Hardtwaldstadion on Tuesday evening. Sandhausen are low on confidence following a massive 4-0 loss to Darmstadt, and, no doubt, they are fully focused on securing the 2. Bundesliga survival. Kemali Ademi remains in the treatment room, but there are no fresh injury worries in the home team.
Freiburg, on the other hand, suffered a heavy 5-1 loss to Borussia Dortmund at the weekend, but keep in mind that Kilian Sildillia was sent off after just 16 minutes. The Bundesliga side are eager to get back on course, and we predict that they will take advantage of Sandhausen’s shaky defence. In their last meeting in the German Cup Sandhausen shocked Freiburg, meaning that the visitors are hungry for revenge. Christian Streich should have a full squad to choose from.
Highlighted Player (Nils Petersen):
Son to a football coach, Andreas, the Freiburg striker Nils Petersen is a physical forward best known for his clinical finishing. A former Bayern Munich striker never got a chance to prove his worth with Bundesliga giants and had to take a long road to prominence which included loan spells at Werder Bremen and Freiburg, before penning a permanent deal with Die Breisaguer in 2015.
Petersen’s impressive exploits during the 2017/18 season helped him get into Germany’s provisional FIFA World Cup 2018 squad although his father Andreas would argue it was his personal influence that helped Joachim Loew write his son’s name in the 23-man list. Namely, Andres Piteresen spotted the Germany manager on a beach in January and decided to ask him about his son’s chances of making it into Germany World Cup squad.
Piteresen was rewarded with his senior Germany cap in an Austria friendly but unfortunately for his father missed out on the final squad for the tournament in Russia.
Highlighted Team (Freiburg):
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Freiburg made it to the German Cup semis in the 2012/2013 DFB Pokal campaign, but their local rivals
The likes of Levan Kobiashvili, Papiss Cisse, Sascha Rieter, Joachim Low, Zlatan Bajramovic, Mohammadaou Idrissou, Roda Antar, Sebastian Kehl, Richard Golz are the notable footballers who played for Augsburg in the past. It is well known that Joachim Low helped Germany win the 2014 FIFA World Cup as a coach.