Germany: DBF Pokal
Match start: 20:45 (GMT+1)
8 months ago, on the 26 of April in frames of seminal of previous DBF Pokal tournament the hosts of Allianz Arena had lost to Dortmundortmund (2:3). Javi Martínez and Mats Hummels from Bayern Munich became the heroes of the match and Marco Reus and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had scored two accurate goals for the guests. The decisive winning goal was scored by Ousmane Dembélé who had moved to Barca last summer.
And then during the final the former team of Thomas Tuchel had won over Eintracht Frankfurt (2:1) and had taken from the Champion of Germany of title of the owner of the national cup.
Bayern Munich Munic (the head coach Josef Heynckes)
For last eight months the starting line-up of the Munich grandee had suffered certain changes. Firstly, quite recently, instead of Carlo Ancelotti, Yupp Heynckes became the new coach of Bayern Munich. And secondly, the right back Philipp Lahm and the Spanish holding midfielder Xabier Alonso had finished the outstanding playing career. But, despite these squad losses, the champion hasn’t meet yet with equal on forces team in Bundesliga and according to the results of the first circle is ahead of the main persecutor of Schalke with 11 points.
Dortmundortumnd (the head coach Peter Stöger)
Even more considerable changes for the same eight months had happened at Signal Iduna Park. First of all, that was the double job swap. It turned out that Thomas Tuchel’s follower, the Dutch coach Peter Bosch wasn’t accepted by the team and had left the team very quickly.
But under the supervision of the new head coach Peter Stöger the Black and Yellows won two victories in succession over Mainz (2:0) and Hoffenheim (2:0), and at once returned to the number of challengers for Champions League berths. Match prediction
Undoubtedly, in the first half of the current season o stars of Dortmundemonstrated their real forces all this circus show with long game crisis was created only to dismiss unwanted head coach.
However now the defending owner of a national cup will be fighting against the champion who is very strong. Quite naturally, our choice is obvious.
Bayern Munich – 1.40, draw – 5.00, Dortmund – 6.50;
Our tip: Bayern Munich (Asian handicap -1) - odds 1.67 5Dimes