Bayern Munich bid to complete the second leg of what could be a famous Treble on Saturday when they face Bayer Leverkusen in the final of the German cup, the DFB Pokal.
They’ve had plenty of time to prepare for the game having wrapped up the Bundesliga title more than a fortnight ago and look set to recall the likes of Benjamin Pavard and Joshua Kimmich to what should be a virtually full-strength side.
Leverkusen have striker Kevin Volland fit again. Following a knee injury, he played his first full 90 minutes since February on the final day of the league campaign. However, that day ended in disappointment with Bayer having to settle for Europa League football next season after being pipped to fourth place by Borussia Monchengladbach.
Three post-lockdown defeats provide costly to their chances; in contrast Bayern won every game upon the season’s resumption.
They understandably start hot favourites (3/10). They won 4-2 at Leverkusen last month and something similar can be expected here with both sides full of goals and intent on attacking football.
The best way to get with the jollies looks to be to back them to win with both teams scoring – that boosts their price to 11/8.
Eleven of their 26 Bundesliga wins this season came via this method with five of their eight games against their fellow top-five sides seeing both teams find the net.
Leverkusen’s matches against the same teams saw both teams score in seven of eight.
In terms of head-to-head meetings, both teams have scored in the last seven.
For those seeking something bigger, 3-1 in the correct-score market looks decent at 9/1.
With it being a final, maybe the game won’t be quite as open as the most recent meeting but goals can still be expected.
Indeed recent final history shows six of the last 10 Pokal deciders have featured over 3.5 goals. That’s offered this year at 9/10.
*All prices correct at the time of writing and subject to change