2019-20 German DFB-Pokal – Saarbrucken vs Karlsruher SC Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Saarbrucken vs Karlsruher SC kick off? Wednesday 5th February, 2020 – 19:45 (UK)

Where is Saarbrucken vs Karlsruher SC being played? Hermann-Neuberger-Stadion

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

Where can I stream Saarbrucken vs Karlsruher SC 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 Karlsruher SC?

Saarbrucken - https://shop.fc-saarbruecken.de/tickets/

Karlsruher SC - https://www.ksc.de/ticketsstadion/tickets/tageskarten/

THE TEAM NEWS

SAARBRUCKEN

  • Saarbrucken are currently top of their regional league but this is their first competitive match of the year, and their first since the shock dismissal of coach Lottner.
  • New boss Kwasniok, who previously worked at Karlsruher, is without wingers Vunguidica and Andrist along with top scorer Jacob due to injury.
  • Saarbrucken are expected to line up in a 4-4-2 formation with midfielder Froese supporting Eisele in attack.

Predicted line-up (4-4-2): Batz; Miotke, Uaferro, Schorch, Muller; Mendler, Zeitz, Perdedaj, Janicke; Froese, Eisele

Unavailable: Vunguidica (Injured), Andrist (Injured), Jacob (Injured)

Doubtful:

KARLSRUHER SC

  • Karlsruher SC are second from bottom in Bundesliga 2 having lost their last four games, scoring just once, but they have beaten two sides from the same division to get this far in the cup.
  • Coach Schwartz was dismissed following Saturday’s 2-0 loss at home to Holstein Kiel, with Eichner taking temporary charge for the time being.
  • He will be without Hanek, Mobius and Choi Kyoung-Rok because of injury, but new signing Ben-Hatira could make his debut.

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Gersbeck; Camoglu, Gordon, Pisot, Carlson; Groiss, Wanitzek; Stiefler, Gondorf, Grozurek; Hofmann

Unavailable: Hanek (Injured), Mobius (Injured), Choi Kyoung-Rok (Injured)

Doubtful:

THE PREDICTION

Saarbrucken are in an unusual position as this is their first competitive game of the year and also their first since changing coach at the end of last year despite being top of their league. The team could therefore be a bit rusty and Karlsruher SC have failed to score in their last three games, so goals may be hard to come by in this tie.

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