League champions Bayern take on RB Leipzig in the German Cup final looking to complete the domestic double
With the Bundesliga season now concluded and Bayern Munich having won their seventh league title in a row, attention now turns to the curtain closer of the season, the German Cup final, to be played this coming Saturday afternoon (25 May). And Bayern are in the final once again, but they are unlikely to have things all their own way against a RB Leipzig outfit who enjoyed an excellent campaign themselves, finishing third.
First things first
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Where should I be investing my money?
First of all, it needs to be said that RB Leipzig have shown themselves to be more than capable of putting up a fight against the might of Bayern Munich. Just a couple of weeks ago, Bayern could have sealed the title with a win in Leipzig but were held to a goalless draw, and RB finished third, behind only Bayern and Borussia Dortmund
With that said, it must still be acknowledged that Bayern have the strongest side in Germany, as proven by their league title victory once again. It was an admittedly closer race than usual with the drama going down to the final day – ample evidence that this is a weaker Bayern team than we have seen over recent years which can be beaten.
Nevertheless, it is still Bayern who come into this final as the red hot favourites to take another domestic title. You can back Bayern to win the match inside 90 minutes at just 1.53, while RB Leipzig are out at 6.00 to do the same – a draw is priced in the middle at 4.00, according to Oddsshark.
Alternatively, you can make a straightforward bet based simply on who will lift the trophy. Again, Bayern are clear favourites to do so at a price of just 1.28, while RB Leipzig are out at 3.50 to be crowned cup winners.
Bayern to win the cup and complete double
In truth, we believe that RBG Leipzig will offer a robust challenge to Bayern Munich, but ultimately the technical quality of the league champions will hold out. It is never easy trying to predict the exact score line in any football match, but a comfortable, 2-0 win for Bayern comes in at 8.50, meaning that a US$5 bet would lead to a US$42.50 pay out.
Such a result would then also allow you to back under 2.5 goals in the game, where you could more than double your money at 2.35, as well as a “No” to both teams scoring, which is at the slightly lower price of 2.10. However, you could try and push any potential winnings even higher by employing a method known as combo betting, which allows you to select multiple outcomes at higher odds.
For example, a combo bet of a Bayern Munich win, coupled with a “No” to both teams scoring, is at the higher price of 2.87, while you could more than quadruple your money by backing a Bayern win and under 2.5 goals in the game at 4.50. Under 2.5 goals and a “No” to both teams scoring is at 3.00.
Munich should dominate contest
With Bayern keen to exert their authority, we believe that they could come racing out of the blocks in order to grab an early goal and try to set the tempo for the remainder of the afternoon. It may therefore be a good idea to back over 0.5 goals in the first 10 minutes at 3.75, while Bayern are at 6.00 to be ahead by the end of that time period.
We are expecting the league champions to dominate the vast majority of this contest. You can more than double your money by backing Bayern to score in both halves at a price of 2.20, while they come in at 3.75 to actually go out and win both halves.
In terms of goal scorers, Robert Lewandowski will be the main goal threat for Bayern. The centre forward is at just 1.50 to score at any time during the 90 minutes, while you can more than triple your money by backing him to net either the first or the last goal of the game at 3.10.
German Cup final:
Saturday, 25 May
(6.00) RB Leipzig x Bayern Munich (1.53); draw (4.00)