Our prediction for this DFB Pokal match:
Union Berlin will be looking to advance to the German Cup last 16 when they face Heidenheim at their Stadion An der Alten Forsterei on Wednesday evening. The capital club proved their worth in a 2-0 win over Borussia Dortmund, and they are now eyeing their fourth consecutive win on home soil in all competitions. All Behrens, Pantovic, Thorsby, and Leweling are pushing for a start, while midfielder Kevin Mohwald should miss out with injuries.
Heidenheim, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 3-1 loss to Holstein Kiel, which is yet another reason why we are going to put our money on Union Berlin. Keep in mind, though, that the hosts are eyeing their first win over the visiting side since April 2016 when they faced each other in the 2. Bundesliga. Jan Schoppner should be the only absentee in the away side.
Highlighted Player (Rani Khedira):
Just like his brother Sami, Rani Khedira started his senior career at Stuttgart. The midfielder made 56 league appearances for Stuttgart II, while playing nine matches for the first team. In 2014 he joined Leipzig and he has been playing for Die Bullen ever since.
Rani Khedira was born on 27 January, 1994 in Stuttgart and he has 2 caps for Germany U19 team. The Leipzig midfielder represented Germany U17 at the 2011 FIFA World Cup. Khedira played 15 matches for Leipzig in the 2015/2016 2. Bundesliga campaign and he certainly helped the team secure promotion to the German elite division. He is a central midfielder, but he plays as a defensive midfielder as well.
Khedira has a contract with Leipzig which expires on 30 June, 2017. His highest market value was €1,300,000 on 13 January, 2015. Rani Khedira was born in Germany, but his father is Tunisian. He is a right-footed footballer.