Bayern and Dortmund Meet Again in the DFB Pokal FinalPublished May 21, 2016 by Florin P
Dortmund hopes to snatch its first trophy this year from Bayern (7:00 p.m UK Time).
Bayern won another trophy in Germany, something that was expected from them, but otherwise the season was pretty disappointing. Winning the Bundesliga is today just a pale consolation for failing to reach the final stage of the Champions League. They can still salvage the season by winning the DFB Pokal against their bitter rivals from Dortmund.
A Departure Gift from Pep Guardiola
The talented Spanish manager did a fine job with Bayern, but his performance in Germany is a far cry from his achievements with Barcelona. The fans have very little to blame him for as he turned the new team into the best German squad, before he leaves for Manchester City. There is still one more thing that he can do for the fans and this is to hand them the DFB Pokal on a silver platter.
The German first division ended last week, so there was plenty of team for the players to rest ahead of this decisive match. The game will be played on a neutral venue, which benefits Bayern more than Dortmund, as they won more matches on the road this season.
Everything on the Line for Dortmund
If Bayern fans are disgruntled by the Champions League performance, their counterparts in Dortmund are surely furious. They find no consolation in being the runners-up in the Bundesliga and their untimely elimination from Europa League was disheartening.
They are hoping for another narrow victory over their archrivals like the one secured last year, but it’s unlikely to get it. Bayern will very likely win another trophy, an outcome priced by bet365 Sports at 11/10, as they won’t take any chances and try to win the match in regular time. Betting on more than 2.5 goals is also an option, but one less exciting than picking the outright winner and these great odds.