2019-20 German DFB-Pokal – Saarbrucken vs Fortuna Dusseldorf Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Saarbrucken vs Fortuna Dusseldorf kick off? Tuesday 3rd March, 2020 – 17:30 (UK)

Where is Saarbrucken vs Fortuna Dusseldorf being played? Hermann-Neuberger-Stadion

What TV channel is Saarbrucken vs Fortuna Dusseldorf on in the UK? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Saarbrucken vs Fortuna Dusseldorf in the UK? Bet365 have the rights to some DFB-Pokal games so it is worth checking their website

Where can I get tickets for Saarbrucken vs Fortuna Dusseldorf? Ticket information can be found on each club’s official website

THE TEAM NEWS

SAARBRUCKEN

  • Saarbrucken are the only club outside the top flight left in the DFB-Pokal after coming through a penalty shootout against second-tier Karlsruher SC in the last round.
  • Since then, they have won their first two league games of the year without conceding so they will believe they can pull off another upset at home.
  • Captain Zeitz is set to return to the side after being suspended for Friday’s victory over Balingen but attacking duo Vunguidica and Jacob are likely to miss out again.

FORTUNA DUSSELDORF

  • Fortuna Dusseldorf squandered a 3-0 half-time lead to draw at home to Hertha BSC on Friday but they have only lost one of their six competitive games since Uwe Rosler took charge.
  • Rosler has said he has at least three changes in mind and there could well be more, so the likes of Giesselmann, Morales, Tekpetey and Ampomah are all in contention to start.
  • First-choice goalkeeper Steffen and striker Kownacki remain sidelined but midfielder Sobottka is back after illness ruled him out on Friday.

THE PREDICTION

Fourth-tier Saarbrucken have been the big story in this seasonr’s DFB-Pokal. It is no coincidence that all their wins have come at home, where they have also been rock-solid in the league. They will be relying on their solid defence against the Bundesliga’s second-lowest scorers, so do not expect loads of goals.

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