Our prediction for this DFB Pokal match:
Mercedes-Benz Arena will host Wednesday’s German Cup game between Stuttgart and Arminia Bielefeld. Die Schwaben impressed in their last Bundesliga game, with the team rolling over Bochum 4-1 on home soil, and it is no wonder the bookies see them as favourites to win the DFB Pokal clash. The good news for the hosts is that both Guirassy and Karazor are back from the Bundesliga bans.
Die Arminien, on the other hand, have been struggling in the 2. Bundesliga this term, and given their poor away record (0-2-5), we believe that there is a big value in betting on Michael Wimmer’s charges. All Lukas Klunter, Fabian Klos, and Stefanos Kapino are out of contention with injuries, speaking of the visiting side. In their last meeting at the venue Arminia shocked Stuttgart, meaning that the hosts are hungry for revenge.
Highlighted Player (Wataru Endo):
Wataru Endo is a Japanese footballer who plays for Urawa Red Diamonds as a defender. Endo is a product of Shonan Bellmare youth academy and he continued playing for the club at senior level. After scoring 21 goals in 153 appearances (league) for the club the 178-cm tall centre-back moved to Urawa Red Diamonds in 2016 and he has been playing for the J1 League club ever since.
Endo won the AFC Champions League with Urawa in 2017 as the Reds defeated Al-Hilal in the final of the competition. The Japanese defender played 90 minutes in the victory over the Saudi Arabian side and the winning of the AFC Champions League trophy is considered the biggest success of his career.
Wataru Endo made his debut for Japan on August 2, 2015 in a 2-1 loss to Korea DPR at the EAFF E-1 Football Championship. In 2016 he was the AFC U-23 Championship trophy with the Samurai Blue. The Urawa Red Diamonds footballer was born in Totsuka-ku, Yokohama (Japan) on February 9, 1993.
Highlighted Team (Arminia Bielefeld):
Arminia Bielefeld is a German club founded on May 3, 1905. Die Arminen play home games at Bielefelder Alm. The venue was built in 1926, and it can hold up to 26,515 spectators. Arminia Bielefeld have yet to win the Bundesliga trophy, but they did well to lift the West German Cup title on two occasions (1966, 1974).
Back in 1922 they won the Western German football championship, with the team repeating the success the following year. Arminia Bielefeld wear dark blue shirts when playing at home ground, while white is the dominant colour of their away jersey. In the 2019/20 season Arminia returned to the Bundesliga, where they undisputedly belong.
Bruno Labbadia is considered one of the most famous footballers who played for the club. The ex Bayern Munchen attacker scored 50 goals in 98 appearances in the league for Arminia Bielefeld. Labbadia has two caps for the German national team, and six for the West Germany U21.