Bayer Leverkusen vs Frankfurt Prediction: DFB-Pokal Match on 12.01.2021
German Cup football is on the schedule this midweek and we focus on an intriguing match involving Bundesliga pair Bayer Leverkusen and Eintracht Frankfurt which is set to take place on Tuesday from 19:45 GMT. This DFB Cup fixture will be shown live on television and should attract a sizeable audience as the rivals battle it out for a place in the next phase.
Bayer out for revenge
Bayer Leverkusen were one of the pre-tournament favourites with pundits to win this competition and they also find themselves in the running to challenge the dominance of Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga. Leverkusen hold lofty ambitions for the months ahead, but they enter this game on the back of a poor run of form and managed only a draw at the weekend.
A 2-1 defeat away to Frankfurt in the league was damaging to their chances of winning the title, beaten by goals from Younes and a Tapsoba OG despite taking the lead inside nine minutes with a cool opener from Amiri. Bayer responded to that unexpected defeat with a 1-1 draw at home to Werder Bremen on Saturday, a Toprak goal matched by Schick.
Frankfurt after more of the same
Eintracht Frankfurt will take confidence from their recent win over Tuesday’s opponents and fans will believe there’s no reason why their side can’t repeat the feat in the DFB Cup and progress to the next round. They showed tremendous battling qualities to bag three points in that game, fighting back from conceding a goal early on.
Frankfurt are on a great run of recent form and have won each of their two previous games this year as well as their last three in Bundesliga. They followed that shock 2-1 win over Leverkusen with a steady 2-0 away to Mainz on Saturday. Andre Silva notched a double that day with both goals coming from the penalty spot.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Eintracht Frankfurt prediction
It’s all on the line here as both teams forget their league form and aim to battle through into the next round. Frankfurt will enter with confidence, but they’ll play a Bayer Leverkusen side still hurting from that recent defeat and out for revenge.
DFB Cup prediction
The pre-match betting odds available at 22bet on this game has Bayer Leverkusen trading at 1.79 with a win for Eintracht Frankfurt marked up at 4. The draw is 4.04.
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