The finals of the German DFB Pokal take place at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin. It features Freiburg and RB Leipzig, two teams without notable trophies in their collection. While the Zebras have a long history, RB doesn’t but has been much closer to winning the silverware over the next few years, reaching even the semis of UCL and the UEL. For many, this is an unexpected final, which makes it even more exotic and interesting. Stay tuned for the next few minutes and see our preview and the pick for this clash.
Freiburg (+300) missed a unique opportunity to find itself in the UEFA Champions League next season. They had control over all the matters but blew it away in the closing two rounds. At first, they lost at home to Union Berlin, 1-4, and then in Leverkusen to Bayer, 2-1. Instead, RB took their place.
The Zebras play extremely efficient football. For instance, all five previous matches were with both teams scoring over 2.5 goals. Furthermore, three of those matches were with five or more scores, and for this crew, the venue doesn’t matter, they have the completely same approach wherever they appear.
This unit offers fast-paced football, pressure all over the field, and relentless attacking. The score is irrelevant for the tactics, and even if Freiburg has a lead, they will keep pressuring.
RB Leipzig (-105) had one wonderful run up until some two or three weeks ago, but slowed down. Only two wins in the past six games, with one draw and three losses, clearly indicate that this team experienced some problems.
With a little less luck, they could have stayed outside the top four places in Bundesliga, thus missing the UEFA Champions League next season. Three of their past four games were with both teams scoring and also with over 2.5 goals.
Kietel, Schade and Weishaupt are out for the Zebras.
As for the Bulls, there aren’t any injured players.
Head to Head Games
Freiburg and RB met twice this year, and on both occasions, we saw a draw with an identical result, 1-1. The first clash was in Freiburg. Forsberg scored from a penalty in the opening half, but Woo-Yeong leveled in the second.
The second contest in Leipzig again saw the guests taking the lead through Demirovic. Yet, Angelino tied in the closing moments of the regular time, saving RB’s skin.
Even though the stakes are high, we predict an interesting game, and that is mostly due to Freiburg, who will attack. RB, on the other hand, plays calm and tactical, but they too have loosened their grip over the recent weeks. That’s why we believe that both teams to score should be the best bet here. The odds are very good, -120, and to be honest, we’ve expected them to be far less profitable. For those willing to take a risk, both teams scoring over 2.5 scores is the perfect choice, with the odds at +120. These odds here have much higher value than any other this weekend. The profits/risk ratio is pretty high.
Pick: Both teams to score -120
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