Saarbrucken vs Karlsruher SC
Germany – DFB Pokal
Date: Wednesday, 5 February 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Hermann-Neuberger-Stadion (Völklingen).
Once again we have a mismatch in the Round of 16 pairings of the DFB Pokal. Karlsruher from the 2.Bundesliga, who have a 100% unbeaten record against in h2h clashes, are taking on Saarbruecken from the fourth tier of German Football. No points for guessing who the favorites are here – Karlsruher.
Saarbrucken vs Karlsruher Head-to-head (h2h)
- Saarbruecken failed to score in the former two clashes.
- Karlsruher scored twice or more in four of the previous five matches.
- In fact, in the 21st century, Karlsruher hold a 100% unbeaten record against this opponent.
- Only once have Saarbruecken kept a clean sheet against this rival since 2001.
- The last time these two met on the pitch, spoils were shared with a 0-0 scoreline.
Saarbrucken vs Karlsruher Prediction
Saarbruecken defeated Koln in the previous round, with a 3-2 scoreline to advance to the next round of the DFB. They were deemed the hosts of the game, and still conceded two goals, pointing to their shortcomings at the back.
In the meantime, Karlsruher recorded a narrow 0-1 victory on the road against Darmstadt, to fetch their ticket for the Round of 16. In the closely-contested game, the former did good in finding the winner in the 85th minute, to avoid the added time of 30 minutes, and maybe the further penalty shootout.
This Wednesday, both teams will be on full swing, as the season has entered its latter half. However, the fact that Karlsruher ply their trade a full two leagues above Saarbruecken will play a significant role in determining the outcome of the game.
Karlsruher are much more versed with dealing with teams of higher caliber, and under extremely tense settings. As opposed, their counterparts severely lack this exposure. Moreover, over the years, Karlsruher hold a 100% unbeaten record in h2h clashes, and they have scored twice or more in every meeting bar once since 2005.
Not even at this venue have Saarbruecken had the fortune to deliver a win against this opponent in the past two decades, and likely, our top pick for the day is for Karlsruher to register a convincing win.
Saarbrucken vs Karlsruher Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Karlsruher SC @ 1.70 (7/10)
Karlsruher SC to Score in First Half @ 2.00 (1/1).