RB Leipzig v Bayern Munich Betting Preview – 25/05/19

RB Leipzig v Bayern Munich Betting Preview – 25/05/19

RB Leipzig v Bayern Munich

Coinciding with the Spanish Copa del Rey Final, Niko Kovac’s Bayern Munich take on Ralf Rangnick’s RB Leipzig at the Olympiastadion in Berlin for the 2019 DFB-Pokal Final. This is not only RB Leipzig’s first appearance in the DFB-Pokal final, but their first starring role in any major final. They’re up against the tide in playing Bayern Munich, as the Bavarians are the most successful team in the competition, lifting the trophy eighteen times.

The summer departure of Ralph Hasenhuttl didn’t affect the typically attacking performances of RB Leipzig, Ralf Rangnick stepping back into the role after previously managing the club during the 2015/16 season. Through returning to the role, Rangnick won twenty-nine and drew thirteen of fifty-one Bundesliga fixtures to reach third in the table, finishing ten points behind Borussia Dortmund but reigning supreme as the best of the rest following rampant displays from Bayer Leverkusen, Borussia Monchengladbach, Wolfsburg, Eintracht Frankfurt, Werder Bremen and Hoffenheim in the places below.

Nobody can slate a manager who managed to win the league in his respective division but it’s admittedly not been the best start to life at Bayern Munich for Niko Kovac. He went into the job full of hope after guaranteeing European football for Eintracht Frankfurt and defeating FC Bayern to the DFB-Pokal, but he spent a lot of the season fighting with Dortmund for the Bundesliga title, only being crowned champions on the final day. This level of uncertainly isn’t something that Bayern Munich will usually tolerate, however their ageing squad was partly to blame, and they could be far stronger next season with a few changes in the transfer window.

Robert Lewandowski Bayern Munich

Robert Lewandowski scored in last year’s final against Eintracht Frankfurt, only to lose the game 3-1.

Tips and Predictions for the DFB-Pokal Final

Expecting a win for Bayern Munich does come as a slight shock after they severely messed up the last attempt at winning this final. When these two sides met in the penultimate fixture of the Bundesliga campaign, it was all square in Leipzig with no goals for either side. It’s unlikely for lightning to strike twice, a total of twenty goals featuring in games between RB Leipzig and Bayern Munich since the Red Bulls joined the division, and as both teams are capable of scoring, we’d advise getting behind Bayern Munich to win and both teams to score, where odds of 39/20 are available.

Picking a specific goalscorer for this fixture is hard to argue with if you’re attempting to identify any name other than Robert Lewandowski. He missed the most chances on goal in Europe this season but that wasn’t enough to see him falling short of the Bundesliga Golden Boot, netting twenty-two times in the league as well as providing seven assists. Last year’s DFB-Pokal had him as the only useful player in the Bayern squad too, netting against Frankfurt, so it’s tempting to back him at a little short of EVENS, most bookmakers currently offering 19/20.

Recommended Bets:

Bayern Munich to win & both teams to score at 39/20 on 888Sport – BET HERE

Robert Lewandowski to score anytime at 19/20 on Sky Bet – BET HERE