Here’s a look at 2017/18 DFB Pokal semi-finals preview. Top four German teams will have their say on the Cup title run in two exciting games on April 17 & 18. Who deserve to secure a seat in the final?
According to online sportsbook news, April 17 will be equipped with one of most anticipated football games in Germany when Bundesliga leaders visit Bayer Leverkusen at BayArena, aiming to win a second treble under Heynckes. One day later the Bundesliga runners-up Schalke will host last year’s DFB Pokal finalists Eintracht Frankfurt in an unpredictable game that could end with a victory to either one of the rivals according to our 2017/18 DFB Pokal semi-finals preview.
Bayern Munich to outplay Bayer Leverkusen
source: DFL DEUTSCHE FUSSBALL LIGA
Bayern keep an eye on a second treble under Heynckes, under whom they won the Bundesliga, DFB Pokal and Champions League in 2012/13. In mid of their overwhelming month Bayern Munich will be required to pass DFB Pokal semi-final test at BayArena. Heynckes’ men will meet with Bayer Leverkusen who already lost (3-1) twice by Bayern in Bundesliga this season.
We do not expect from the hosts to make any surprises, as they could not win over Bayern since 2015 in Bundesliga. They have been also defeated lately in Bundesliga by Cologne, who are under threat to be relegated. Bayern are the favourites to win the match at Big Bet World Sportsbook with (1.70) odds, while the odds for the hosts are (4.35). Our recommendation is to place a bet for the Bundesliga giants, as it will be the safe and smart thing to do.
2017/18 DFB Pokal semi-finals preview: Schalke vs Eintracht
The other DFB Pokal semi-final is less predictable according to online sportsbook sites in Germany, as Schalke enjoy a better season in comparison to their rivals, but their head-to-head stats against Eintracht Frankfurt are not satisfying. Schalke secured their runners-up spot in Bundesliga with 4 points clear above Borussia Dortmund, unlike Eintracht who are 6th placed with serious threat to miss the Champions League qualifications.
In regards to their H2H stats, when Schalke vs Eintracht met in last four occasions, Schalke lost twice and drew twice in Bundesliga. Whereas their last meeting in DFB Pokal was in 2005/06 when Schalke encountered a humiliating (6-0) defeat in the second round. Our 2017/18 DFB Pokal semi-finals preview recommends betting on home side Schalke to show a slight advantage over Eintracht, with odds standing at (1.90) for Sachlke, while the odds are (4.00) for Eintracht at Big Bet World Sportsbook.