German DFB-Pokal – Wurzburger Kickers vs Hoffenheim Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Wurzburger Kickers vs Hoffenheim kick off? Saturday 10th August, 17:30 (UK)

Where is Wurzburger Kickers vs Hoffenheim being played? flyeralarm-Arena

What television channel is Wurzburger Kickers vs Hoffenheim on? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Wurzburger Kickers vs Hoffenheim? Bet365 have the rights to some DFB-Pokal games so it is worth checking their website

Where can I get tickets for Wurzburger Kickers vs Hoffenheim?

Wurzburger Kickers – https://fwk.reservix.de/events

Hoffenheim – https://www.achtzehn99.de/tickets/online-kaufen/

THE TEAM NEWS

WURZBURGER KICKERS

  • After winning their opening match, Wurzburger Kickers have suffered three straight defeats in the 3. Liga and they were also involved in a regional cup match in midweek.
  • Unsurprisingly, coach Michael Schiele made 10 changes for Wednesday’s cup tie, with Lion Schweers the only player who started last Friday’s 3-0 defeat at Ingolstadt.
  • Striker Patrick Breitkreuz has been ruled out after sustaining an injury, joining Albion Vrenezi, Frank Ronstadt, Leroy Kwadwo and Nico Stephan in the treatment room.

HOFFENHEIM

  • The departure of long-serving coach Julian Nagelsmann may be seen as the end of an era at Hoffenheim but former assistant Alfred Schreuder should provide some continuity.
  • Midfield duo Kerem Demirbay and Nadiem Amiri have joined Bayer Leverkusen but Ihlas Bebou, Robert Skov and Sargis Adamyan have added competition for places on the wings.
  • Andrej Kramaric is sidelined with a knee problem and the game is likely to come too soon for Ishak Belfodil, leaving Adam Szalai as the only fit striker in the squad.

THE PREDICTION

Hoffenheim and their new coach will be hoping for a good run in the DFB Cup this season having struggled in the competition in recent years. They face a Wurzburger Kickers side who have conceded 11 times in their last three league matches, so there should be a few goals at the flyeralarm-Arena.

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