RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich / DFB-Pokal – Two finalists of the German DFB-Pokal are old/new champion Bayern and Leipzig, which ended up at the third place in the Bundesliga. We will see both teams in the Champions League next season and it can be said that they achieved set objectives, although Bayern always want to win the Double. Leipzig wants to win the first title in its short history and given how they played in the second part of season they have right to hope for it. The two teams met twice in the Bundesliga this season and Bayern won at home, while the two teams drew in Leipzig 0-0.
RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich begins 25.05.2019 at 20:00 CET
In its debut season three years ago Leipzig had finished as second in the Bundesliga, and that was better achievment than the third place this season, however, they weren’t successful in the Cup then like it is the case now. Icing on the cake of the successful season is reaching the Cup final, and the season can be still better if they win the first trophy. However, in order to win the title Leipzig must win the toughest possible opponent.
On its way to the final Leipzig eliminated three first-division teams; Hoffenheim, Wolfsburg and Augsburg, while in the semi-finals they won HSV. They played really well in the Bundesliga in the second part of season and lost just two matches; to Borussia Dortmund in the first round of the second part, and to Werder in Bremen in the last round when it no longer mattered. They can regret for not playing that well in the first part of the championship as they would be a legitimate candidate for the title race. Leipzig will play with the strongest team in the DFB-Pokal final.
Probable lineups RB Leipzig: Gulacsi – Klostermann, Konate, Orban, Halstenberg – Laimer, Kampl – Sabitzer, Forsberg – Y. Poulsen, Ti. Werner
Bayern always wants to win the Double but it failed to do so last season because they were defeated in the Cup final. Eintracht Frankfurt surprisingly won that match, but they revenged in the Super Cup at the beginning of this season. The draw decided to face Eintracht in the last league round and Bayern won by sound 5-1 with which it secured the new champions title. One round before that Bayern had an opportunity to verify the title right in Leipzig, however, that match ended as a goalless draw. Given they struggled to win Leipzig at home, it is clear that Bayern could have a very difficult time now.
It should be said that Bayern unexpectedly had a whole range of problems and on its way to the final they won no one by more than one-goal difference. They struggled even against lower-league teams; Hertha was eliminated after extra time, Heidenheim after a weird match when the result read at the end 5-4, and Werder by 3-2 in the semi-finals. Elimination from the Champions League round of 16 was a disappointment, but it is encouraging that they weren’t defeated in last 14 league matches. Regarding the team, the Bavarians have no major problems and even goalkeeper Neuer has recovered.
Probable lineups Bayern Munich: Neuer – Kimmich, Sule, Hummels, Alaba – Alcantara, J. Martinez – T. Muller – Gnabry, Coman – Lewandowski
RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich PICK
Leipzig showed a lot this season, especially in the second part of it, so they could prepare for the final being under no pressure since they ended up at the third place. Bayern fought till the very end for the title and it has succeeded. We expect that Leipzig be an equal opponent in the final.
Pick: both teams to score
Odds: 1.69 at bethard (down to 1.59 can be played)
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