RB Leipzig vs Eintracht Frankfurt, KO: 19:00 Jun 3, 2023, Olympiastadion Berlin
RB Leipzig have the chance to retain their DFB Pokal title as they battle Eintracht Frankfurt in the final on Saturday. Leipzig have been near perfect in recent weeks and should have too much for Frankfurt, who are looking erratic lately.
The DFB Pokal has become RB Leipzig’s favourite competition in recent times as they target a successful defence of the title. They have maintained a 100% record in this season’s tournament, seeing off the likes of Hoffenheim and Borussia Dortmund before claiming a 5-1 victory over Freiburg to reach Saturday’s final.
RB Leipzig have been near perfect in the build-up to the final having won nine of their last 10 matches across all competitions. Marco Rose’s men ended their Bundesliga campaign with a 4-2 victory over Schalke 04 last Saturday with Christopher Nkunku netting a brace.
As evidenced by the win in the Bundesliga finale, the goals have flowed freely for RB Leipzig, who can also count a 3-1 victory at Bayern Munich among their recent results. However, defending remains a problem as they have kept just one clean sheet in their last five matches.
Eintracht Frankfurt have also enjoyed an impressive DFB Pokal campaign so far as they too are bringing a 100% record to the final. Oliver Glasner’s men mostly faced lower league sides in the competition but claimed a 3-2 victory over VfB Stuttgart to reach Saturday’s final.
Unlike Leipzig, Eintracht Frankfurt’s build up to Saturday’s DFB Pokal final has been patchy at best as they have claimed just five wins from their last 20 matches across all competitions. However, they did end their Bundesliga campaign with a 2-1 victory over Freiburg with Randal Kolo Muani getting one of the goals.
A major problem for Eintracht Frankfurt is a lack of discipline at the back as they have kept just one clean sheet in their last nine matches across all competitions. Some of their heaviest defeats have also come in that run with a 3-1 loss to Hoffenheim and a 4-0 thrashing at Borussia Dortmund among their results.
How the bookies view it
RB Leipzig have the upper hand among the bookies and are priced at 7/10 to claim the win on Saturday. A victory for Eintracht Frankfurt is valued at 18/5 by Unibet while Paddy Power is offering odds of 3/1 for a draw.
Head to head
RB Leipzig and Eintracht Frankfurt have claimed four wins each with seven draws from 15 previous matches. Both teams won their home fixture in the two Bundesliga meetings this season with Frankfurt claiming a 4-0 victory back in September while Leipzig edged out a 2-1 win in February.
Players to watch
Christopher Nkunku has been the standout player for RB Leipzig once again and ended the Bundesliga campaign with 16 goals. The forward has also found the net in his last four DFB Pokal matches and is priced at 6/5 by bet365 to maintain his scoring run.
Eintracht Frankfurt also have a prolific attacker of their own with Randal Kolo Muani netting 15 Bundesliga goals. The striker also has six goals in his last four DFB Pokal matches and is priced at 12/5 by William Hill to get in the score sheet on Saturday.
Anything else catch the eye?
Both teams saw over 4.5 goals in their respective semi-final fixtures and could be set for a similar outcome on Saturday at 19/5 with Unibet. Over 3.5 goals could also be considered at 8/5 with Unibet while William Hill is offering odds of 8/13 on over 2.5 goals.
Both teams have had a few fast starts in recent weeks and could be tipped to score in the first half at 3/1 by bet365. Leipzig are priced at minimal odds for a straight victory, so a win and over 2.5 goals can be considered at 7/5 with 10bet.
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