When it comes to playing in cup competitions, teams tend to take a very different approach to what they usually do in league play. For teams who are still in with a shot at winning several competitions, domestic cup games are often viewed as an opportunity to rest some players and give bench guys a start, although that tactic often changes in the later rounds. Let’s take a closer look at how each teams arrives into this affair along with their German Cup odds.
Frankfurt Vs Bayern Munich Game Info
For teams that really have little else to play for, the cup represents a chance to go out and pick up some unexpected silverware. It is because of these reasons that we so often see upsets happen, which is what makes the domestic cup tournaments so much fun to watch. After a long layoff, the German DFB Pokal returns this week with a pair of semi-final games. The winner will move on to the final, which will be held in Berlin later this month. The second of the two games sees Bayern Munich, the leaders of the Bundesliga, host Eintracht Frankfurt, with Bayern still in with a shot at winning the treble. Munich come into this game favored by 2 ½ goals, with the foal total set at 4.
Why bet on Bayern Munich
With time running out on the season and Bayern Munich sitting 7 points clear at the top of the Bundesliga standings, it is more than fair to suggest that they are going to win the league. The goal now is to try and go out and win the treble, with the DFB Pokal and Champions League still in their sights. Munich have not had the smoothest passage through to the semi-final, though. They began with a 3-1 win over Energie Cottbus, before beating Bochum 2-1 in the second round. They then had to fight hard to take out 1899 Hoffenheim in a 4-3 thriller before grinding out a 1-0 win over Schalke in the quarterfinal. It is going to be interesting to see what sort of team Bayern Munich field for this game.
- Bayern: Neuer (c) – Pavard, Boateng, Alaba, Davies – Kimmich, Thiago – Gnabry, Müller, Perisic – Lewandowski
- Out: Coutinho (ankle), Mai (ankle), Süle (match fitness), Tolisso (ankle)
- Doubtful: Cuisance (gastroenteritis)
- Coach: Hansi Flick
Why bet on Eintracht Frankfurt
Bayern Munich have not lost very many games this season, but Eintracht Frankfurt were one of the teams to take them down, laying a 5-1 thumping on them earlier this season. They lost 5-2 in the return meeting, though, so how much stock do you put in that earlier win. Frankfurt began their march to the DFB Pokal semi-final with a 5-3 win over Waldhof Mannheim in the first round. They were on the road again for the second round and a 2-1 win over FC St. Pauli. The next two rounds, a 3-1 win over RB Leipzig and a 2-0 win over Werder Bremen, came at home. The last time they faced Bayern Munich in the DFB Pokal was back in 2018, a game they won 3-1 on the road, so we should perhaps not count them out too soon.
- Frankfurt: Trapp – Toure, Abraham (c), Hinteregger, N’Dicka – da Costa, Rode, Kohr, Chandler – Kamada – Silva
- Out: Kostic (suspended), Fernandes (calf), Paciencia (thigh)
- Doubtful: –
- Coach: Adi Hütter
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
The meetings between these teams tend to produce goals, which is why the OVER here looks like a very decent bet. Bayern Munich are a team in devastating form since returning from the layoff, so it is hard to imagine them losing a big game on home field.
Pick: Bayern Munich 4 Eintracht Frankfurt 2