Football stops in Germany this weekend as the DFB-Pokal takes center stage. We have reached the Semifinal stage, and both games are live on ESPN+.
2020-21 DFB-POKAL FUTURES
Here are the futures for the 4 sides left in the competition:
- Borussia Dortmund +100
- RB Leipzig +100
- Werder Bremen +900
- Holstein Kiel +2200
It’s 99.99% guaranteed we will see a Dortmund Leipzig final. Follow me on Twitter this week @RegistaPicks and like or comment on my pinned post. If Werder Bremen or Holstein Kiel advance past the semifinal stage I’ll pick a winner at random and buy you a Bundesliga Jersey from a club of your choice.
Werder Bremen are on a seven-game losing streak conceding eighteen goals. I don’t see them offering much resistance against Julian Nagelsmann’s side, who have beat them 4-1, 2-0, 3-0, and 3-0 again in their last four meetings.
2.Bundesliga side Holstein Kiel have a busy end to the season with seven games in 21 days. They are 4th in the league, 5 points off 2nd with three games in hand. They will enjoy their day out to Signal Iduna Park, but automatic promotion to the Bundesliga has to take priority.
Who do you back? Leipzig are a well-drilled and better-organized side, whereas Dortmund have the individual brilliance of Erling Haaland, Marco Reus, and Jadon Sancho, who can get a goal from nothing. Leipzig haven’t beaten Dortmund in their last six meetings, drawing two and losing four, but for me, that doesn’t matter here. More often than not, cup finals play out very differently from how we think they will.
The final is scheduled to take place on Thursday 13th May, and these two meet in the Bundesliga five days before on the 8th of May. Personally, I’m slightly favoring Leipzig as Dortmund are focused on trying to qualify for next season’s Champions League. My best advice is to follow your heart. The final is two and a half weeks away, and either side could lose key players to injuries or suspensions.
Recommendation: At this moment, it’s a coin toss between Leipzig and Dortmund at +100. Go with your gut on who to back.
Let’s take a look at the 2020-21 DFB-Pokal Semifinal Betting Lines.
DFB-POKAL SEMIFINAL BETTING LINES
ODDS & ENDS
- I like Leipzig Halftime/Fulltime at +115. This bet would have cashed in five of Werder Bremen’s last seven defeats.
- Back Dortmund to Win Both Halves YES at +143. They will start this game strong and score goals.
WHERE TO BET THE DFB-POKAL IN THE US
In the US, you can legally bet on soccer in New Jersey, Indiana, and Pennsylvania.