German DFB-Pokal – Osnabruck vs RB Leipzig Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Osnabruck vs RB Leipzig kick off? Sunday 11th August, 14:30 (UK)

Where is Osnabruck vs RB Leipzig being played? Bremer Brücke

What television channel is Osnabruck vs RB Leipzig on? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Osnabruck vs RB Leipzig? Bet365 have the rights to some DFB-Pokal games so it is worth checking their website

Where can I get tickets for Osnabruck vs RB Leipzig?

Osnabruck – https://www.eventimsports.de/ols/vflosnabrueck/de/einzelkarten/channel/shop/index

RB Leipzig – https://www.dierotenbullen.com/de/tickets/tickets-kaufen/tageskarten.html

THE TEAM NEWS

OSNABRUCK

  • Osnabruck bounced back from their opening 3-1 defeat to Hoffenheim with a 1-0 win at Sandhausen in Bundesliga II last weekend, but have won just two of their last eight DFB Cup ties.
  • Midfield duo Niklas Schmidt and Manuel Farrido Pulido added to coach Daniel Thioune’s already considerable injury list this week, and he is also without four defenders for this assignment.
  • Kevin Wolze is back from suspension and should start at left-back while Marcos Alvarez is pushing for a start after coming on and scoring the winner against Sandhausen.

RB LEIPZIG

  • Last season’s beaten finalists RB Leipzig begin their cup campaign with a long trip west to Osnabruck in their first competitive game under new head coach Julian Nagelsmann.
  • It has been a fairly quiet summer on the transfer front and all the players who started May’s final against Bayern Munchen are still at the club, so it will be a familiar-looking line-up.
  • New signings Christopher Nkunku, Ethan Ampadu and Ademola Lookman could all be involved but midfielders Hannes Wolf and Tyler Adams are still recovering from injuries.

THE PREDICTION

RB Leipzig have big ambitions this season under new coach Julian Nagelsmann and should overcome this first hurdle in the DFB Cup fairly comfortably. They had the best defensive record in the Bundesliga last season and that solid unit has stayed together, so a win to nil is likely.

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