German Cup - DFB Pokal Predictions & Betting tips
Find our free DFB Pokal prediction on who will lift the trophy as well as our expert predictions on all the German Cup football matches (2023-2024). Lots of information for your sports betting!
DFB Pokal presentation and predictions
The DFB Pokal, also known as the German Cup, is a knockout competition involving 64 teams, including Bayern Munich, Dortmund, Leipzig, Bayer Leverkusen and Wolfsburg.
Bayern Munich are by far the most successful team in the history of the DFB Pokal (20 titles), followed by Werder Bremen with 6 titles. Over the last 5 years, the trophy has been shared between 3 teams: Bayern Munich, Leipzig (2 wins) and Borussia Dortmund (1). Fortuna Düsseldorf hold the record for the most consecutive wins in the tournament (18) between 1978 and 1981, winning the cup in 1979 and 1980. RB Leipzig are the winners of the last two editions and will again be strong contenders this season as they chase a hat-trick. Do you think you know who will be the next to win the DFB Pokal? Then get your bets ready!
DFB Pokal prediction: who are the favourites for the German Cup title?
Bayern Munich are once again the favourites to win the German Cup this season. The competition's most successful team has undergone a number of changes in recent years, but will be able to count on its star recruit Harry Kane to succeed Leipzig. The cup holders are not far behind Bayern Munich in the odds, along with Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen.
With the help of their new attacking weapon, Bayern Munich are, in our opinion, the club with the best chance of lifting the trophy this year. They have already proved in the past that they are capable of playing on a number of different levels: in the Bundesliga, the Champions League and the German Cup. Our DFB Pokal prediction: Bayern Munich win!
DFB Pokal prediction - odds on the favourites for the title
- Bayern Munich - 2.25
- Borussia Dortmund - 5.50
- RB Leipzig - 7.50
- Bayer Leverkusen - 13.00
- Union Berlin - 23.00
- Eintracht Frankfurt - 23.00
- SC Freiburg - 34.00
- Borussia M'Gladbach - 41.00
- TSG Hoffenheim - 41.00
- VfL Wolfsburg - 41.00
Sports betting beginners - how does the German Football Cup work?
The DFB Pokal brings together 64 teams who compete over several months in knockout matches. All the clubs in the Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga take part, and some dream of making history by winning the cup against teams with far greater resources. A draw takes place before each round, so there's always a chance of upsets as teams from the lower leagues try to outwit the 'big boys'. In this way, you can easily find interesting bets to play on the German Cup, whether on the favourites or the outsiders.
This tournament runs from August to May, and the winner qualifies for the German Supercup (DFL Supercup) as well as the UEFA Europa League, unless the winner has already qualified for the UEFA Champions League via the Bundesliga.
The final has been held at Berlin's Olympic Stadium every season since 1985, and this year will be no different. Previously, cup finals were replayed in the event of a draw, but the DFB (German Football Association) decided to change the format by organising a penalty shoot-out after extra time instead. This change was extended to all cup matches in 1991, and this is the format that will be used for the 2023-2024 German Cup. The rules of the DFB Pokal are simple: in the event of a draw at the end of the 90 minutes, extra time and a penalty shoot-out are organised.
How do you make good predictions on every German Cup match?
To make good predictions on the German Cup (DFB-Pokal), in-depth analysis is necessary. Certain factors will be of paramount importance, and that's why our experts would like to share their most important tips with you so that you can have maximum success in this rather popular competition in France and Europe. Here are a few tips to help you improve your cup predictions:
- Analyse each club's performances in the league
- Look at each team's record in the German Cup
- Take into account the calendar of the teams taking part in the DFB Pokal
- Beware of odds that are too low in the German Cup
Analyse each club's league performances
The first thing to do before placing a bet on the German Cup is to assess the chances of each team taking part. With this in mind, analysing their performances in the league can be very effective. Teams that are successful in the Bundesliga or in their respective divisions are often in better shape and have more confidence to succeed in the cup too.
However, bear in mind that some Bundesliga teams may be more focused on staying up or on European competitions, which may influence their priorities in the German Cup. The richness of a team's squad also comes into play, because a team with a solid XI may perform very well in the league, but risk turning over the team in the German Cup and having problems if the level of the substitutes is a notch lower.
So make sure you understand the potential of each squad. For example, a club like Bayern Munich will certainly have more depth and quality on the bench than a second-division club that relies on its first-team regulars to make the difference but cannot play on all fronts.
Look at teams' German Cup records
Clubs' German Cup records are another indicator of whether or not a team is paying close attention to the cup. Clubs who have won the competition in the past or who have reached advanced stages are more likely to make the cup an objective than a good position in the league table.
As you can see, some clubs are better prepared for cup matches than others. Teams like Eintracht Frankfurt, Freiburg and Stuttgart, for example, can easily be underestimated, but they are used to shining in this competition. Of course, it's best to look at the record of recent years, which is more relevant than results from 40 or 50 years ago. A logic that works regardless of the competition.
Take into account the schedule of teams taking part in the DFB Pokal
When analysing German Cup matches, you can also take into account the schedule of the participating teams. The DFB Pokal is an event that spans several months, so is played in addition to the league and European cups throughout the year. This means that some clubs run the risk of missing out on the German Cup if they have a very important duel in the league, such as a derby.
Teams that play a large number of games in a short space of time can also accumulate fatigue, which can lead to a drop in player fitness or injuries. So be sure to check the schedule of each team competing in the German Cup and understand how they manage their squad according to their priorities.
Beware of odds that are too low in the German Cup
Finally, beware of odds that are too low on the favourites in the German Cup. Teams from lower divisions can perform at their best when they face more prestigious opponents, so surprises are far from rare in the German Cup. In the 2020-2021 edition, for example, Holstein Kiel reached the semi-finals, which surprised many.
In general, avoid betting on unattractive odds in the DFB Pokal, as the risk is always there. On this type of cup, you can instead try small surprises or handicap bets if you gather information that could point towards an underdog victory.
DFB Pokal betting: what not to do with your predictions
When it comes to sports betting, a few mistakes can cost you dearly. Thanks to their experience in the field, SportyTrader's tipsters can give you the mistakes you should avoid making to limit your losing bets on the DFB Pokal :
- Betting too far in advance without having any information about the match
- Risking high stakes on German Cup bets
- Not comparing DFB Pokal odds between different bookmakers
- Trying to combine German Cup bets with numerous bets
- Increasing the stakes or forcing yourself to bet after several losing bets
- Playing the bookmakers' boosted odds without analysing the matches
- Ignoring the stakes of the clubs in the German Cup.
By avoiding all these mistakes and following the advice given above, you will be able to make reliable predictions on the German Cup and improve your results on this event.
DFB Pokal statistics you need to know for your German Cup predictions
Do you want to maximise your results in the German Cup? If so, it's worth taking a look at the various data and statistics relating to this competition. So that you can have a reliable opinion on each DFB Pokal match, here are some figures and statistics that will help you make the difference on online sports betting sites.
- Home wins 24
- Draws 10
- Away wins 66
- Average goals 3.78 goals per game
- Matches with +1.5 goals : 89
- Matches with -1.5 goals : 11
- Matches with +2.5 goals : 70
- Matches with -2.5 goals : 30
- Matches with +3.5 goals : 43
- Matches with -3.5 goals : 57
- Matches with "Both teams score" : 43
- Home team average goals : 1.16 goals per game
- Average away goals : 2.62 goals per game
- Exact score 0-0 : 2% of matches
- Most frequent score 1-2 and 0-3 (11% of matches)
This data, taken from the 2022-2023 edition, will be of great use to you when placing bets on the 2023-2024 German Cup. For example, you'll notice that there are a large number of away wins in this tournament, largely due to higher-level teams travelling to the home grounds of teams from less prestigious divisions. Many German Cup matches are also rained out with goals, which is a real trend in German football. Come back to this page as often as you like to spot the most profitable odds for your DFB Pokal bets.
In a nutshell: how do you make the right predictions for the German FA Cup?
To conclude with this German Cup predictions page, you can keep in mind the tips given above by our experts on German football. You can also take advantage of the most important statistics on this tournament and our free services to follow the matches live. Our experts' analyses are also available on our site several days before the matches, and you can also take advantage of our Bundesliga predictions to get a little more excited about German football!
Finally, our odds comparator also allows you to enter the best value for each prediction, so that you can always look for the best possible winnings in the event of a victory. That's how you can optimise your German Cup football results. Word from the experts.
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