The semi-finals of the 2021 German Cup are taking place next weekend, on the 30th of April and 1st of May. In the first game Werder Bremen will host RB Leipzig while Holstein Kiel will visit the home of Borussia Dortmund. The 2021 German Cup semi-finals predictions favor the big teams to get through to the final, but are their winnings really so obvious?
Following the early exit of Bayern Munich, RB Leipzig have become the top favorite to win this season’s DFB-Pokal as we mentioned in our article earlier. It’s really not surprising after the team has been playing well this season again. They are likely to finish as a runner-up in the Bundesliga behind Bayern Munich. Leipzig also reached the semi-final easily in the Cup, after knocking out Nurnberg, Augsburg, Bochum and Wolfsburg so far. With a win against Werder Bremen, the team can reach the final for the second time in its short history, after 2019. While in the other semi-final Borussia Dortmund are predicted to have an easy job against second-tier Holstein Kiel. But in the Cup only one game will decide the winner. Where the actual form and mentality can sometimes produce surprising results.
Leipzig are favored against Bremen in the 2021 German Cup semi-finals predictions
Werder Bremen have won the German Cup six times so far, the last time in 2009. They reached the semi-final two years ago as well, when Bayern won the game with a controversial penalty. Now Bremen can try again to reach the final but they won’t have an easier job against RB Leipzig. Julian Nagelsmann’s team has been convincing in this tournament even though they suffered some unexpected losses in the season. Like their latest defeat against 1.FC Koln in the Bundesliga. And they didn’t have any real chance against Liverpool in the Champions League either and were knocked out 4-0 on aggregate.
But they are highly favored to win against Bremen by online sportsbooks in Germany. Who offer the odds of 1.40 for their victory, while Bremen’s odds are 8.50 to win the game. Leipzig’s key players like Yussuf Poulsen or Marcel Sabitzer can score goals easily. Like they did in the two team’s previous meeting two weeks ago. When Leipzig won 4-1 in the Weserstadion. Bookmakers expect a game with several goals again. They offer the odds of 1.72 for more than two scores in their 2021 German Cup semi-finals predictions. But the home team has to try everything in this game now if they want to save their season. As they are only in 14th place in the Bundesliga.
Dortmund should win easily against Kiel
Borussia Dortmund will host second-tier Holstein Kiel in the second semi-final on Saturday. Dortmund won the Cup last time in 2017 and were runner-ups three more times in the last decade. Online gambling sites in Germany expect them in the final again and offer the odds of 1.22 for their win. Edin Terzic’s team is currently in fifth place in the league but they could secure a place in next season’s Champions League with winning the Cup. But first they need to get to the final and defeat Kiel. Just like they did with Borussia Monchengladbach in the previous round.
But Dortmund shouldn’t underestimate their opponent, Kiel. As they’ve already knocked out Bayern Munich from the tournament even though they needed some luck and good penalties to achieve it. They also won against Darmstadt and Essen in the following rounds and reached the semi-final for the first time in the club’s history. Now Ole Werner’s team will try to make another miracle and beat the Bundesliga giants. Their odds to do so are 13.00 on bet365.