Our prediction for this DFB Pokal match:
High-flying Borussia Dortmund will be looking to build on a 5-0 win over Union Berlin when they take on Werder Bremen at Weserstadion. Lucien Favre’s troops have been scoring goals for fun in 2020, with January signing Haland already starting to pay off. The Norway rising star scored seven goals in the first three games for the club, meaning that the opposition defenders are likely to have their work cut out for them when facing the 19-year-old.
Since Borussia Dortmund are brimming on confidence ahead of the trip to Bremen, away win should be considered. Die Werderaner are not enjoying a season to remember. Florian Kohfeldt’s troops are fighting hard to avoid relegation to the German second tier, and given their current form (two consecutive defeats), we believe that punters can find value in betting on the visitors.
Highlighted Player (Nuri Sahin):
Born in Germany to Turkish parents, Nuri Sahin is a Turkish international midfielder, who hasn’t exactly managed to realise his full potential. The left-footed footballer remains one of the most impressive players to have graduated from the Borussia Dortmund youth academy, and he went on to become a first team regular at Westfalenstadion at the age of 17.
Following a thoroughly impressive loan stint with Feyenoord, Sahin returned to Dortmund, where he enjoyed two more very successful years before signing for Real Madrid. However, it was at that time that his career started taking the wrong turn as he was never able to rediscover his form, and he eventually returned to Borussia following a somewhat disappointing stint at Liverpool.
Sahin is no longer considered a first team regular for either club or country, but he has amassed around 50 appearances for the Turkey national team, and he still has time to get his career back on track.
Highlighted Team (Borussia Dortmund):
1909 by eighteen footballers from Dortmund. Die Schwarzgelben (The Black and Yellows) play their home games at Signal Iduna Park, but the stadium’s original name is Westfalenstadion. The capacity of Borussia’s home ground is 81,539 and it has to be noted that the stadium was opened in 1974. BVB have the highest average attendance in the world of football.
Borussia Dortmund have won eight Bundesliga trophies, while clinching the German Cup title three times.
However, the club’s biggest success came in 1997 when they outplayed Juventus in the Champions League final. Karl-Heinz Riedle scored a brace for BVB in the 3-1 win over Juve, with Lars Ricken finding the net in the title game as well. Borussia’s biggest rivals are Schalke 04 and the two teams square off against each other in the Revierderby.