Our prediction for this DFB Pokal match:
Mercedes-Benz Arena will host Wednesday’s DFB Pokal clash between Stuttgart and Freiburg. Die Schwaben aim to make amends for a 1-0 loss to Wolfsburg where they had no more than one shot on target, but the clash against Freiburg will be anything but a walk in the park for the hosts. The likes of Cisse, Karazor, Thommy, Awoudja, and El Ghaddioui are all likely to miss the game with injuries.
Freiburg, on the other hand, have been in a fine form in December, with the team recording a win in each of their last three league fixtures. A close encounter is on the cards at DFB Pokal, and we believe that punters can find value in betting on draw. Flekken, Haberer, Itter, and Keitel are all out of contention through injuries for the visiting team. In their last meeting in the German Cup Freiburg defeated Stuttgart 2-1.
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 (Freiburg):
Freiburg are a professional football club that compete in
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.