Most of the remaining 32 teams will play their second round games in the German Cup next week, 22nd and 23rd of December. Fans can watch some great ties like the Augsburg vs Leipzig or the Stuttgart vs Freiburg matches. Let’s see the German Cup 2nd round betting predictions for the most exciting games.
The top 64 German teams started the 2020-21 DFB-Pokal alias the German football cup this September and will continue with the second round next week. We can find 15 Bundesliga teams in the last 32 including defending champions Bayern Munich. Hansi Flick’s team will only play their game against Holstein Kiel in January. Just like last season’s runner-up, Bayer Leverkusen who will host Eintracht Frankfurt next month. That sounds a great game just like the following ones.
German Cup 2nd round betting predictions favor RB Leipzig to go through
One of the most interesting ties will be the Augsburg vs Leipzig match where two Bundesliga sides will meet. The home team is currently in 9th place but have been struggling a bit recently. They managed to defeat Arminia Bielefeld this week with a score in the 85th minute which can give them some boost. Their most dangerous players are Daniel Caligiuri and Swiss international Ruben Vargas. Both of them scored in their previous cup game when they knocked out fifth tier Eintracht Celle 7-0.
But RB Leipzig are the favorites to win the game with the odds of 1.536 in the German Cup 2nd round betting predictions. The team is in top form, level on points with Bayern Munich in the league. And just one point behind leaders Bayer Leverkusen. They also knocked out Manchester United in the Champions League with a 3-2 victory in their last group game. Leipzig won 3-0 against 1. FC Nurnberg in the first round of the cup and planning to go all the way this season.
Stuttgart vs Freiburg in the other Bundesliga tie
While we can find at least one lower-tiered team in the remaining ties, there is one with two Bundesliga participants. In that Stuttgart will host Freiburg where the home team is favored to win with the odds of 2.43. They’ve already won the cup three times before and featured three more times in the finals. Last season they were knocked out in the last 16 by Leverkusen, but then they played in 2. Bundesliga.. Now they are back in the top tier, currently in 7th place. Pellegrino Matarazzo’s team has a chance now to take revange on Freiburg for their 1st round defeat in the Bundesliga.
But Freiburg can surprise them as well. Online sportsbooks in Germany offer the odds of 2.41 for a draw. They managed to defeat Schalke 04 2-0 away this week, and moved to the 11th place in the Bundesliga. Last season’s tournament they lost against Union Berlin at this stage but surely they want to go further now. Players like Nils Petersen or Vincenzo Grifo can score anytime and win the game for the team. But they need to play better than in their previous cup game against Waldhof Mannheim which they could hardly win at the end.
Clash of lower-tiered teams
Another tight game can be the Dynamo Dresden vs Darmstadt match where online gambling sites in Germany offer similar odds for both teams. The guests play in the second tier and slightly favored to win with the odds of 2.36. But they are only in 14th place in the league with only four victories so far. Meanwhile Dresden lead the 3rd tier confidently and are likely to be back in 2. Bundesliga next season.
In their previous cup games Dynamo knocked out another strong team, Hamburger SV with an easy 4-1 win. Darmstadt though had a much more difficult game in the home of 1.FC Magdeburg and only went through with a goal in extra time. So they need to be careful if they want to continue their cup performance and reach the last 16.