Eintracht Frankfurt’s head coach Niko Kovac will face his new club Bayern in the last showpiece of 2017/18 German Cup. Will he prove to the Bavarians that he deserves the new job? If so, it will be totally against 2017/18 DFB Pokal final odds. But let us see the prospects of it.
It’s all because of his achievements in last two seasons with Eintracht Frankfurt that Bayern Munich confirmed signing the Croatian Niko Kovac as their new manager to replace Heynckes, according to online sportsbook news in Germany. Yet before taking over the Bavarians, Kovac will face off Heynckes’ men once more in what will be his last game in charge of Frankfurt on May 19. It’s hardly convincing not to see through an easy victory for the 6 times Bundesliga Champs in 2017/18 DFB Pokal final odds. But the Eagles have again proven to be warriors on the pitch, dropping off Schalke in DFB Pokal semifinal.
Eintracht Frankfurt deserve the final
When Berlin-born Kovac took over at Frankfurt in March 2016, he was able to guide his club to survive a relegation playoff. Last year his men fought relentlessly, finishing 11th in Bundesliga and reaching the first DFB Pokal final in a decade, before losing the title (2-1) to Borussia Dortmund. This season, Kovac is still fighting to finish fifth in the Bundesliga.
The results speak for themselves. Kovac did a great job with his team in a very short course of time. However, the only hurdle he could not overcome yet is winning titles and securing Europa League qualification. To achieve one or both he needs to win at the German giants, with the Bundesliga game against Bayern on April 28 and the DFB Pokal final on May 19.
2017/18 DFB Pokal Final Odds
According to online betting sites in Germany Bayern are targeting a repeat of their treble in 2013. Heynckes’ men already secured the 6th Bundesliga title 5 games before the end of the current season. They are neck and neck with Real Madrid in UCL semifinal, and they have booked their place in the German Cup final with a crushing (6-2) win over Bayer Leverkusen.
If Kovac manages to win at Bayern in DFB Pokal final – though his odds are (11:00) at Unibet Sportsbook – he will place his name in history books with a first club to escape relegation and win a title under his management. But capturing a victory over the legendary Heynckes in last month of his life as a football manager seems hard to predict. Therefore we opt for Heynckes to win the title with (1.25) odds, in a fierce game that might include 2-3 goals with (1.65) odds.