Kaiserslautern vs Bayer Leverkusen Prediction 25.05.2024

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  • Competition: Germany - DFB Pokal
  • Date: Saturday, 25th, May 2024
  • Kickoff: 19:00 UTC +1 / 20.00 CEST
  • Venue: Olympiastadion (Berlin)

Eager to bounce back from the midweek upset in pursuit of claiming a domestic double, Bayer Leverkusen will square off against 2. Bundesliga outfit Kaiserslautern in Saturday's DFB Pokal final at the Olympiastadion in Berlin.

Kaiserslautern vs Bayer Leverkusen Betting Tips: AH2 (-1.5)

Few could have predicted that this pair would reach the pinnacle of the tournament before the curtain rose on the current season, but that is exactly what has transpired, paving the way for a Saturday showpiece match that both sides view as a golden opportunity to lift the DFB Pokal trophy for the first time in the 21st century.

Although Kaiserslautern can boast of having two more DFB-Pokal trophies in their cupboard - three compared to just one for their final opponents - Bayer Leverkusen are seen as the overwhelming favorites to complete a domestic double, and it would be a true miracle if anything else were to happen.

The path to the showpiece match hasn't been particularly strenuous for the Red Devils, who faced only one Bundesliga side in the form of FC Koln, whom they brushed aside effortlessly, while their seventh appearance in the final of this tournament was secured after they sent 3.Liga giant-slayers Saarbrucken packing with a smooth 2-0 win in the semifinals.

Ahead of the grand final, Friedhelm Funkel's men have showcased several dominant performances, winning three out of their final four matches of the season and rattling the net at least three times in each of those triumphs, but that doesn't diminish the fact that it has been a lackluster 2. Bundesliga campaign for Kaiserslautern, who barely avoided the danger of finishing in the bottom three.

After lifting their first-ever Meisterschale title in the club's 119-year history with an astonishing record of 28 wins and six draws, Xabi Alonso and co were just two matches away from completing the campaign unbeaten, but their record-breaking streak came to an end at the most inconvenient moment.

On Leverkusen's historic 51-match unbeaten run across all competitions (W42, D9), Gasperini's Atalanta, or rather Nigerian wizard Ademola Lookman, stood as the stumbling block, shattering the Bundesliga champions into pieces with a stunning hat-trick to propel La Dea to their first major trophy in over six decades.

Despite the dream of a treble crashing like a burst balloon, the Pharmacists are poised to pull out all the stops to redeem themselves in front of their frustrated fans after the UEFA Europa League disappointment and simultaneously etch their names in German football history by reaching the domestic double unscathed.

Leverkusen's journey to the DFB Pokal final was akin to a walk in the park, as they rattled the net at least three times against each of the five challengers along the way, with four of those successes coming with a margin of at least two. Not wanting their stellar campaign to turn into a nightmare, Xabi Alonso's men will be looking to take all their anger out on Kaiserslautern and wrap up the season in championship fashion.

Kaiserslautern vs Bayer Leverkusen Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Bayer Leverkusen

    2 : 0

    Kaiserslautern

    DFB Pokal

  2. Bayer Leverkusen

    0 : 1

    Kaiserslautern

    DFB Pokal

  3. Bayer Leverkusen

    3 : 1

    Kaiserslautern

    Bundesliga

  4. Kaiserslautern

    0 : 2

    Bayer Leverkusen

    Bundesliga

  5. Kaiserslautern

    0 : 1

    Bayer Leverkusen

    Bundesliga

Kaiserslautern

Kaiserslautern team news

Julian Niehues, who will play in Heidenheim next season, will miss the DFB Pokal final due to an anterior cruciate ligament injury he suffered in mid-April, while Hendrick Zuck will also be unable to play due to the same problem.

The medical team is working hard to recover former Eintracht Frankfurt forward Ragnar Ache and Swiss defender Jan Elvedi after both missed the closing match of the 2. Bundesliga season.

Last matches of Kaiserslautern

  1. Kaiserslautern

    5 : 0

    Eintracht Braunschweig

    2. Bundesliga

  2. Hertha Berlin

    3 : 1

    Kaiserslautern

    2. Bundesliga

  3. Kaiserslautern

    4 : 1

    Magdeburg

    2. Bundesliga

  4. Holstein Kiel

    1 : 3

    Kaiserslautern

    2. Bundesliga

  5. Kaiserslautern

    1 : 1

    Wehen

    2. Bundesliga

Kaiserslautern lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 16

    Julian Krahl

Defenders

  • 2

    Boris Tomiak

  • 5

    Kevin Kraus

  • 6

    Almamy Toure

Midfielders

  • 15

    Tymoteusz Puchacz

  • 20

    Tobias Raschl

  • 26

    Filip Kaloc

  • 8

    Jean Zimmer

Forwards

  • 11

    Kenny-Prince Redondo

  • 7

    Marlon Ritter

  • 19

    Daniel Hanslik

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen team news

Even though he had a nightmare night in the UEFA Europa League final, former Man Utd goalkeeper Matej Kovac could once again stand between the posts in front of first-choice goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky.

Coming off the bench in the second half of the final showdown against Atalanta, Nigerian forward Victor Boniface is sure to be brought back in the final third of the pitch, while experienced playmaker Jonas Hofmann could also hope for a call-up in the starting XI.

Last matches of Bayer Leverkusen

  1. Atalanta

    3 : 0

    Bayer Leverkusen

    Europa League

  2. Bayer Leverkusen

    2 : 1

    Augsburg

    Bundesliga

  3. Bochum

    0 : 5

    Bayer Leverkusen

    Bundesliga

  4. Bayer Leverkusen

    2 : 2

    AS Roma

    Europa League

  5. Eintracht Frankfurt

    1 : 5

    Bayer Leverkusen

    Bundesliga

Bayer Leverkusen lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 17

    Matej Kovar

Defenders

  • 12

    Edmond Tapsoba

  • 4

    Jonathan Tah

  • 2

    Josip Stanisic

Midfielders

  • 20

    Alejandro Grimaldo

  • 34

    Granit Xhaka

  • 8

    Robert Andrich

  • 30

    Jeremie Frimpong

Forwards

  • 10

    Florian Wirtz

  • 7

    Jonas Hofmann

  • 22

    Victor Boniface

3 Reasons why we expect AH2 (-1.5)

  1. Leverkusen have scored at least three goals in each of their DFB Pokal matches so far.
  2. Leverkusen have achieved four out of five cup victories with at least a two-goal margin.
  3. Leverkusen have netted five goals in two of their last three away games.

Main prediction Kaiserslautern - Bayer Leverkusen

AH2 (-1.5)

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57% winrate

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2 wins in a row

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Additional predictions

Team 2 to Win

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Over 2.5

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Kaiserslautern vs Bayer Leverkusen - FAQ

? Where to watch?

The match between these teams will be broadcast on ARD (Ger), Arena Sport (BiH), Arena Sport (Cro), Arena Sport (Ser), Arena Sport (Svn), Astro, COSMOTE Sport, Eleven Sports 1 (Poland), Eleven Sports 2 (Portugal), L'Equipe, MEGOGO, Nova Sport 1 (Cze), Nova Sport (Bul), Optus Sport (Aus), Premier Sports (UK), Sky Sport (Ger), Sky Sport Mix (Ger), Sky Sport Top event (Ger), Sport 1 (Hun), Veikkaus TV, Voyo (Cze), ZDF, Ziggo Kanaal 14, Ziggo Sport Docu, Ziggo Sport Select

? Who is Kaiserslautern's player to watch?

With 17 goals to his name, Ragnar Ache is Kaiserslautern's top scorer, but he missed the final day of the 2. Bundesliga campaign for unknown reasons.

? Who is Leverkusen's player to watch?

Florian Wirtz is having a dream season, and it’s clear from his performance, having scored 18 goals and provided an impressive 19 assists.