Our prediction for this DFB Pokal match:
A place in the DFB Pokal semis will be at stake when St. Pauli and Dusseldorf square off against each other at Millerntor-Stadion on Tuesday evening. St. Pauli defeated Dusseldorf in the 2. Bundesliga (2-1) at the weekend and the hosts are seen as hot favourites to win the German Cup game as well. A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Marcel Hartel, who scored a brace in the last league match, while both Connor Metcalfe and Jackson Irvine are on international duty.
The visitors, on the other hand, are hungry for revenge, but given St. Pauli’s fine home record, we are not tempted to put our money on the underdogs. Dennis Gorka is a major doubt (illness), while all Tim Oberdorf, Matthias Zimmermann, Shinta Appelkamp, Jamil Siebert, and Marcel Sobottka remain in the recovery room.