German DFB-Pokal – Hallescher FC vs Wolfsburg Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Hallescher FC vs Wolfsburg kick off? Monday 12th August, 17:30 (UK)

Where is Hallescher FC vs Wolfsburg being played? ERDGAS Sportpark

What television channel is Hallescher FC vs Wolfsburg on? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Hallescher FC vs Wolfsburg? Bet365 have the rights to some DFB-Pokal games so it is worth checking their website

Where can I get tickets for Hallescher FC vs Wolfsburg?

Hallescher FC – https://www.eventimsports.de/ols/hfc/de/ek/channel/shop/index

Wolfsburg – https://shop.vfl-wolfsburg.de/tickets/spiele/maenner/

THE TEAM NEWS

HALLESCHER FC

  • Hallescher FC will fancy their chances of pulling off a giant-killing against Wolfsburg following three straight wins in the 3. Liga, but they have lost five of their last six DFB Cup matches.
  • Defender Tobias Schilk is out of action after suffering an injury against Chemnitzer FC last weekend so Niklas Kastenhofer or Werder Bremen loanee Jannes Vollert could take his place.
  • Recent signing Terrence Boyd made his debut off the bench against Chemnitz while fellow new arrival Jonas Nietfeld opened his account in the 3-1 success.

WOLFSBURG

  • Despite a strong 2018/19 campaign, it has been a summer of change for Wolfsburg with Oliver Glasner replacing Bruno Labbadia in the dugout, five new players arriving and eight leaving either permanently or on loan.
  • Manchester City striker Lukas Nmecha has joined on loan and will provide back-up for Wout Weghorst in the absence of the injured Daniel Ginczek, while Ignacio Camacho remains sidelined.
  • New left-back Paulo Otavio is doubtful having missed last weekend’s friendly against Nice but first-choice goalkeeper Koen Casteels came through 90 minutes and is fit to start.

THE PREDICTION

Wolfsburg have performed well overall in the DFB Cup in recent years – in fact it is eight years since they last lost in the first round. The Wolves have conceded just three goals in their last eight away ties and they should be fancied to win to nil once again.

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