All set for a German Cup Clásico!
In Spain it’s all eyes on the final of the Copa del Rey on Wednesday when Barcelona and Real Madrid go toe to toe in what should be another epic contest, and German football fans are expecting a similar showdown when their national cup competition reaches its climax. The DFB Pokal semifinals this midweek see both Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund as big favourites to move on and meet in a “German Clásico” in the final.
Tuesday sees Dortmund take on Wolfsburg at their Signal Iduna Park, buoyed by an impressive 3-0 win at Bayern in the Bundesliga on Saturday evening. While there is little doubt that the Bavarians have other things on their mind after clinching the title at the end of March, nothing can be taken away from a clinical performance by coach Jurgen Klopp’s team at the Allianz Arena. Things won’t be easy, however, against a Wolfsburg side that is challenging for fourth place in the Bundesliga (and Champions League qualification) and is capable of matching (almost) anyone on their day.
Bayern need to get back on track ahead of next week’s Champions League showdown with Real Madrid and should be able to enjoy a real confidence boost when second division Kaiserslautern come calling. Coach Pep Guardiola is keen to add the cup to the Bundesliga title and will no doubt field a strong team to get the job done with a minimum of fuss to set up what most German football fans want (well expect those from Wolfsburg and Lautern of course!) – a cup final battle between Bayern and BVB!
DFB Pokal semifinal odds
Borussia Dortmund 1.4
Bayern Munich 1.05
Odds provided by www.allyoubet.ag are correct of today, but 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.