Up for the cup in Germany
Midweek soccer action in Germany sees the round of last 16 in the national cup competition. DFB Pokal take center stage. Still being in with a chance of getting to the final in Berlin is a massive confidence booster for every team during the upcoming winter break and so thrilling action should be guaranteed.
The draw has provided fans with three all-Bundesliga clashes: Schalke vs. Hoffenheim, Freiburg vs. Leverkusen and Augsburg vs. seemingly unbeatable Bayern Munich. Neutral fans across the country always have an eye on the underdogs, but with most top teams enjoying home advantage over lower-ranked opposition, surprises might be few and far between.
Borussia Dortmund faces a potentially tricky game at third-tier Saarbrücken, but should have the class to move on. One team that will have to be on its toes is inconsistent Hamburg which welcomes second division leader Cologne to the Imtech Arena. The home outfit has been leaking goals at an alarming rate all season, whilst the visiting “Goats” have impressed in all aspects of their game under new coach Peter Stöger in the last few months and will have no fears about taking on a renowned Bundesliga side.
An amazing atmosphere is always guaranteed when these two big clubs go toe to toe, but who will stay in the race for the final?
Hamburg 1.80 Draw 3.40 Cologne 4.0
Saarbrücken 11.0 Draw 5.50 Dortmund 1.20
(Quoted odds are provided by AllYouBet.ag and are subject to change.)
CHRIS I. (tipsterchris) is a European sports blogger who’s hooked on football — both NFL American football and European football. Chris discusses betting tips and trends and includes betting odds in his regular posts at BI.