The DFB Pokal’s last curtain call is this Saturday when the best German teams face each other in the Berlin final for a chance to become great. The bookmakers give Bayern the edge over Dortmund, to win either during 90 minutes or extra time, but with goals scored on both sides.
Dortmund did not have any chance for the title, so they finished second by marching through the table. They will be able to count on Robert Lewandowski to score for them one last time, and Bundesliga goalscorer is more than ready to win yet another trophy with his soon to be former team. This season the two teams met three times and Dortmund won twice, so it will be interesting to observe who will be more trophy oriented. Dortmund are unbeaten since the beginning of April, and they do display a rather consistent form, drawing one match from their last eight while winning all the rest.
Bayern Munich want another trophy; they want to defend their title and more than likely to prove to the naysayers that they are back on the right track. In their last Bundesliga matches Bayern had at least six different goalscorers and a very in form Claudio Pizarro, who is deadly whenever he’s on the pitch. With an excellent Manuel Neuer in the goal line and a sometimes rather shaky defense, the tip on Bayern is to score much often than Dortmund. Considering Ribery has stated he’s not fully fit to play for entire 90 minutes a midfield that will have both Götze and Müller behind Manduzkic just smells like goals.
Predicting the exact number of goals for the DFB Pokal final might end up being tricky, but even with Thiago’s absence in the midfield, Bayern have suitable replacements. An outright Borussia Dortmund win is at 3.50, a Bayern one at 1.95, and a draw after regular time at 3.80. Bayern to win and both teams to score is at 3.20, the same market for Borussia Dortmund is at 5.00. We are going to bet 5 units on another coupled market: Arjen Robben to score and Bayern Munich to win after 90 minutes at 5.00 with William Hill.
Borussia Dortmund: Team’s Formation
Bayern Munich: Team’s Formation
End prediction for the match:
Arjen Robben to score and Bayern Munich to win after 90 minutes