Bayer Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich PREVIEW & PREDICTION 17/04/2018


In less than a month, the DFB Cup Final will take place in Berlin. The first participant will be determined on Tuesday (17.04.) In the match between Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich, which will be kicked off at 20:45 in the BayArena. To favor are certainly the guests, who strive with their head coach Jupp Heynckes the second triple and a total of 19. Cup success. Of these, the team of coach Heiko Herrlich is a long way off, because overall the Rhinelander have not made it to the DFB Cup final three times and only once has the Henkel pot been brought to Leverkusen. We also estimate this year the chances for the next finals of the Munich clearly higher and recommend a tip on the away win. Corresponding bets are offered at odds up to 1.79. Due to the recent, more than just decent performance of Leverkusen we refrain from extremely high stakes and play with five units.


The path of Bayer 04 Leverkusen in the cup has certainly not been easy. Already in the first round missed the Werkself against the third-rate Karlsruher SC only just a disgrace. After scoreless ninety minutes, the well-favored Elf of coach Heiko Herrlich sat in the extension but then clearly by 3-0. Against second division Union Berlin was followed by a clear 4-1 victory and Borussia Mönchengladbach was finally narrowly beaten 1-0 from the competition. In the quarter-finals Werder Bremen sat down to the Rhineland initially properly before Julian Brandt got with his two hits the equalizer in regular time. In the extra time the Herrlich-Elf showed up again and finally won them 2: 0.

In the Bundesliga Bayer Leverkusen plays a decent season and has recently underpinned its own Champions League claims. At first, a 2-0 defeat by Borussia Mönchengladbach and a somewhat unexpected 2-0 defeat by 1. FC Köln were followed by a major setback and the goalless draw against FC Augsburg was certainly not intended. In the last two duels, but it went to the preserves. Both RB Leipzig and Eintracht Frankfurt are in a promising position in the fight for one of the three remaining Champions League places. All the more significant to evaluate the two 4-1 victories of the Herrlich Elf, with which the jump to third place succeeded and two direct competitors could be kept at a distance.

Bayern Munich:

In a direct comparison Bayern had the DFB Cup certainly the more demanding program. Finally waiting for the sovereign 5: 0 in the first round against Chemnitzer FC first runner-up RB Leipzig and a round later also Borussia Dortmund. Against Leipzig, the champions made themselves difficult and came in the regular season after residue not over a 1: 1 draw out. After the goalless extra time, the Bayern were on penalties but clarified and moved with a bit of luck in the next round. In the home game against Dortmund, the team of Jupp Heynckes went with a sovereign 2-0 lead into the cabin, made it in half two but again exciting. The 2-1 win was certainly not undeserved at the end, but also happy again. In the quarterfinals it was against the SC Paderborn, which could offer the favored Bayern at no time paroli. So the clear 6: 0 success was befitting and completely earned.

Already one and a half weeks ago Bayern made the first title of the season clear and secured the 28th championship, which is now sixth in a row. The usual good form is undisputed, even if the people of Munich recently did not always work in full concentration. After the 1: 2 defeat against RB Leipzig, the South Germans also let out their anger at BVB, who got a really tough package with 6: 0 missed. In the first knockout round tie against Sevilla FC, the Heynckes team already laid the groundwork for the eventual semi-final defeat with a 2-1 victory, which was followed by a goalless draw in the second leg. Between the games in the premier class, it was initially against FC Augsburg, who was just like last weekend Borussia Mönchengladbach first allowed to take the lead. However, Bayern then rallied immediately and eventually won in the usual manner with 4: 1 against Fuggerstädter and 5: 1 against the foals.

PREDICTION: Both teams to score / YES @ 1.60