DFB Pokal Betting Preview – 1/8 Finals


Posted: March 3, 2015

Updated: October 6, 2017

After a fruitful weekend in the Bundesliga, hardcore fans prepare to witness some great encounters in the German Cup.

Aalen will host Hoffenheim in the capital of Baden-Wurttemberg where they will aim to show what a minor side can achieve in the challenging competition. Leverkusen will have to defend its colors against Kaiserslautern at home, and considering the differences between the two sides the former team should emerge victorious.

Leverkusen favorites against Kaiserslautern
Aalen don’t stand a realistic chance against Hoffenheim
Dresden will face Dortmund at home tonight

German gambling news reports that Dortmund will try to make up for their disappointing performances in league by beating Dresden away in tonight’s thrilling match. and lastly Freiburg will have a chance to make it further in the competition if they manage to overcome Koln at home, where they will have added incentive to win.

Aalen vs Hoffenheim and Leverkusen vs Kaiserslautern

Aalen are plying their trade in the 2. Bundesliga and they have been pretty unsuccessful in recent games having recorded a string of negative results. They sit in 17th position in the league out of 18 possible places, so they are facing a tough battle to stay in the second division of German football. However, in the Cup they managed to reach the 1/8 finals and they will next face Hoffenheim at home, which will undoubtedly prove to be a daunting task.


The visiting side are playing in the top flight of German football and they stand in 7th place with 33 points. While playing on the road in the Bundesliga, they have notched 2 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses, a record that is not impressive at all. Luckily for them they will square off against a team that is struggling to stay even in the 2. Bundesliga. Bet365 has therefore given them preferential odds 1.57 (4/7), while Aalen have been dealt outsider chances 5.50 (9/2).

Leverkusen are currently fighting to enter the top 3 places in the Bundesliga as they now occupy 5th position with an overall of 36 points. at home they recorded 5 wins, however they also blundered on many occasions having ties 5 times and losing once. Considering the team at their disposal they have done pretty well in the league and the Cup itself. Since they will be going up against second league side Kaiserslautern, mobile betting sites favor them to win 1.44 (4/9).


The visitors one the other hand have been dealt outsider chances 7.00 (6/1) by Bet365 due to the fact that they’ll be playing away and also because they will face a challenge of playing a more superior side. A draw for the game does not seem too probable which Bet365 has set at a high 4.33 (10/3), as Leverkusen will most likely win the encounter.

Dresden vs Dortmund and Freiburg vs Koln

Dresden are fighting in 3. Liga of German football and they currently find themselves in 8th place with only 41 points. Over the last 5 games in the respective league they have recorded only 1 win, while all the other encounters resulted in 4 losses. Bet365 does not have high hopes for them for the upcoming match against Borussia Dortmund.


Jurgen Klopp’s men find themselves in 10th spot in Bundesliga boasting only 28 points, which is a far cry from the team that once were. Playing away from home they recorded 3 wins, 2 draws and a staggering 7 losses, stats that are not reassuring however they will square off against a side that is ocatein the third division. That is why their odds stands at 1.18 (2/11), while Dresden’s chances remain very limited 15.00 (14/1).

Freiburg will go head to head with a side that they already know in the Bundesliga. Koln. The home team are going through a difficult time at the moment as they sit in 17th position with only 22 points overall and over the last 5 encounters they recorded only 1 wins, while the rest of the games ended in 1 draw and 3 losses. So it is safe to say that they chances of success in the Cup are somewhat limited 2.63 (13/8).


Koln have managed to accumulate 25 points which has granted them a 13th place on the table, however now they will be playing in the German Cup so the setting and atmosphere will be different. While playing on the road they have notched an impressive 5 wins, however they have also lost 6 games and tied once. Online sportsbooks in Germany have given them odds of 2.70 (17/10), while a draw between them stands at 3.20 (11/5).


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